LIFE'S AN ADVENTURE - ENJOY THE RIDE WITH US
Whether you’re an extreme adventurer, a beginner surfer or a passionate eco-tourist, the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal coastline has something special for you.
There’s nothing like the ocean to give you a fresh dose of perspective. Whether you’re an extreme adventurer, a beginner surfer or a passionate eco-tourist, the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal coastline has something special for you. Durban’s famous Ocean Ventures, situated at uShaka Marine World, brings you quality marine eco-adventures ranging from the sublime to the sensational. Enjoy a breath taking Ocean Seafari, or try out kayaking and surfing with our experienced instructors.
Seafari ExplorerThis unique eco-exploration trip commences with a thrilling beach launch aboard our specially designed Rigid Inflatable Boat.
Surf the WavesExperience the world of surfing with us! Ocean Ventures is Durban’s hottest surf centre in the coolest, beginner-friendly setting.
Ocean KayakingOur fleet of over 25 kayaks has introduced thousands of people to the exhilarating sport of ocean paddling.
Vital Information: These vessels are licensed and certified safe in accordance with the strict South African Maritime Safety Authority. Sea craft are all equipped with appropriate safety aids and life jackets are supplied to be worn at all times.
- From 100 to 330
- All passengers travel at their own risk. Children must be five years & older and accompanied by an adult. Persons who suffer from a back complaint or who may be pregnant go entirely at their own risk.
- Parties last for 2 hours and are ideally suited to those 5 years and up.
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Seafari Explorer (Dolphin and Whale Viewing)
Duration – 60 Min
This unique eco-exploration trip commences with a thrilling beach launch aboard our specially designed Rigid Inflatable Boat. As you explore Durban’s shoreline and deeper waters, you may spot dolphins, sharks, turtles and whales (in season).
The Durban coastline was once the hunting ground of the largest land-based whaling stations on earth. Now, forty years after the Indian Ocean was declared a whale sanctuary, these majestic animals are thriving. Every winter (June to November only) hundreds of Humpback Whales make a great journey up from the freezing Antarctic waters and pass the warm tropical ocean just off Durban. This is the “Humpback Highway” where we may encounter these 40-ton giants, singing and breaching as part of their courting ritual.
Informative commentary is provided by our Skipper.
Safety First: All Ocean Ventures crew are fully licensed and safety certified to the stringent standards of the South African Maritime Safety Authority. All craft are fitted with the required safety equipment and personal buoyancy jackets, which should be worn at all times.
Don’t Forget: Wear shorts or swimwear and a light jacket (especially in winter). Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and of course a camera.
· Adults R330,
· Children (5 – 13) R250
· Private Charters available on request
· Passengers travel at their own risk
· Departures subject to weather / sea conditions
· Children ages 5-15 must be accompanied by an adult
Surf the waves
Have you always wanted to learn to surf? Do you dream about that first moment when you can glide down the waves? Consider an outdoor adventure with Ocean Ventures Surfing Lessons. We offer year-round professional surf instruction. Our team of CPR-certified, surf instructors guarantees your success! They will get you standing on the surfboard in no time.
We welcome any age or skill level. Beginner surf lessons will provide you with a sound foundation and skills that will last you a lifetime. Our intermediate surf lessons introduce special progressive learning techniques so you can improve your style and techniques in the water. We can make your surf experience an unforgettable one.
During each lesson, Ocean Ventures Surfing Lessons provides you with high-tech, top quality foam surfboards, wetsuits, rash guards and leashes. Lessons are 1 hour. We cater to small and large groups and events such as, birthday parties and corporate gatherings.
Surfboard hire from R120 per hour
Surfing lessons from R200 per hour
· Body & Surfboard Hire
· Private & Group Surfing Lessons (by prior arrangement)
· Hire includes a rash vest
uShaka Kayak Lessons – learn to take in Durban’s coastline from a different perspective!
uShaka Kayak Lessons are a low-intensity activity, offering an exciting and educational experience just north of the Durban harbour in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Launch in front of uShaka Marine World and paddle leisurely to the magnificent Vetjies Reef, where on a clear day, you can see the reef and its entire splendour. Cruise over the shark nets and amble towards Limestone Reef where an abundance of life has grown over an old 1940 shipwreck. Guided by trained kayaking instructors, this is a not to be missed experience that is available to the young and old, fit and lazy!
Make the most of your day on the beach!
Sea kayaks are available for hire on uShaka Beach, in front of Durban, South Africa’s popular uShaka Marine World. Whether for individual pleasure or corporate teambuilding, kayaking allows you a chance to feel the ocean spray on your face and the wind in your hair. An activity with a difference, kayak hire is a popular, low-intensity past-time that can be enjoyed by young or old, individuals or groups. We have a range of single, triple and double kayaks for hire.
· Kayak Hire: R100 per person
· Kayak Tours: R220 per person
· Kayak Lessons: R250 per hour
· Hire of single, double & triple kayaks
· Hire includes a paddle, rash vest and buoyancy jacket
SUP (Stand Up Paddling)
Come and try the fastest growing water sport in the world. Stand up Paddling, Paddleboarding or SUPing as it’s more commonly known is a great way to spend time in or rather on the water. Whether you want to catch some waves go for a leisurely paddle or get a great body workout SUPing is for you. Ushaka beach is the ideal place to learn with calmer waters within Vetches reef and more challenging conditions as you make your way up the beach.
Kids Parties at Ushaka beach
Let Ocean Ventures host your child’s birthday party. We offer surfing, kayaking, bodyboarding as well as a number of beach games. We provide a gazebo with trestle tables and chairs. Our experienced facilitators will make it a birthday to remember all the while keeping your children safe. We have a dedicated lifeguard on site, life jackets are worn whilst kayaking and rash vest available too.
Parties last for 2 hours and are ideally suited to those 5 years and up.
Enjoy the Party with Ocean Ventures!