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Cruises to Walvis Bay

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Flock of flamingos at Atlantic Ocean in Walvis Bay, Namibia (Photo: Johannes Laufs/Shutterstock)

About Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay cruises are ideal for nature-lovers, as this African harbor town is home to pristine seaside lagoons where pink flamingos flock. But the pretty resort town, located on the coast of Namibia near the Namib Desert, is known for more than just brightly colored birds: A number of excellent restaurants here serve decadent fresh seafood and French-inspired fare.

There are three distinct wetlands located near Walvis Bay where cruisers can spot masses of flamingos and migratory birds. The area is home to one of the largest flock of flamingos on the continent, and marine life such as dolphins and seals are commonly spotted in the bay.

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Nautica
Nautica

12 Night
Africa CruiseDetails

364 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
May 9, 2024
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Zuiderdam

27 Night
Grand Africa VoyageDetails

1,011 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Nov 25, 2023
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Nautica

26 Night
Africa CruiseDetails

364 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
May 22, 2025
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Norwegian Dawn

12 Night
Africa-south AfricaDetails

2,912 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Africa-south AfricaDetails

2,912 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Mar 20, 2024
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Africa CruiseDetails

22 Reviews
Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Nov 12, 2024
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Africa CruiseDetails

698 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Feb 20, 2023
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73 Night
Grand Africa VoyageDetails

1,011 Reviews
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Oct 10, 2023
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Africa CruiseDetails

335 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Dec 28, 2023
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Western Africa VoyageDetails

117 Reviews
Leaving:Gran Canaria
Cruise Line:Azamara
Nov 21, 2023
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123 Night World CruiseDetails

1,275 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jan 3, 2024
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Western Africa VoyageDetails

797 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Azamara
Mar 4, 2023
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1,275 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jan 11, 2024
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Australia CruiseDetails

1,275 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jan 3, 2024
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Africa CruiseDetails

22 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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More about Walvis Bay

Why go to Walvis Bay?

Pros:

You can spot pink flamingos in local lagoons

Cons:

Be prepared for hot temperatures during the summer

Bottom Line:

Walvis Bay is a charming harbor town with ample wildlife


Walvis Bay Cruise Reviews
Took a boat ride to see seals. Too much booze was being offered. Lots of seals and a friendly Pelican.Read More
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landboater
Walvis Bay is a difficult port to negotiate as the dock is a mile or more from the city center. The town can be easily done on your own. There isn’t a whole lot to see, so I suggest you book a tour to Sandwich Bay.Read More
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Rutman
The pelican and seal trip was very enjoyable, organised by the cruise . The second trip to the sand dune and scenic drive around area was cancelled as we lost one day here Read More
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SusanelizabethP
We took the ship excursion to Dune 7. The ship had cocktails ready at the base of Dune 7. Read More
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