We spent the morning (3-4 hours), sailing out between the many large ships anchored in the bay and past the oyster farms out to the Walvis Bay seal colonies. On the way out we saw lots of seals in the water, and a few of them jumped on the boat. One of them I could actually pet – until a larger, more aggressive specimen jumped on board and scared the smaller one off. Pelicans landed on the boat and what a sight they were! They are huge, clumsy-looking birds and hardly afraid of humans – I reached out and touched one. They come for the fish, of course, and they are amazing to look at close up. The boat sailed out a bit further to look for dolphins and we soon saw quite a few jumping out of the water, and some swam with the boat just in ahead of the stern. We had sparkling wine, oysters and other snacks/nibbles. The weather was quite nice, a bit overcast but not too windy. But it was cold – luckily we had hats and gloves and otherwise warm clothes. You get blankets that you can sit on or wrap around you but it's a good idea to dress warmly. The cruise is definitely worthwhile doing – it's amazing to be so close to pelicans and seals that you can actually touch them. Good fun and some interesting information about the local culture, fishing, fauna etc.
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