1-day Walvis Bay Cruise Ship Shore Excursion (Day Tour)

On a cruise ship docking at Walvis Bay? Have one day to spare in Swakopmund? Enjoy our guided shore excursion to Walvis Bay Lagoon, the Lunar Landscape, Dune 7, Swakopmund and anywhere else you want to include. And we'll return before curfew.

Price from USD 308 pps
Duration 1 day
Tour Type Day Tour
Highlights Walvis Bay
  • Collection and return at Walvis Bay Port
  • Guide
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Drinking water
  • Park entry fees
  • 24-hour support
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Staff gratuities

Walvis Bay is a small port on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia and the gateway to the Namib Desert. This day tour is designed specially for guests on the many cruise ships that stop in Walvis Bay wanting a shore excursion of the dunes, activities and sheer otherness of the desert.

The Walvis Bay Cruise Ship Tour is available for individuals and groups. Larger groups attract bigger discounts and the type of vehicles we use for the day tour depends on the number of participants.

The itinerary can be tailored to suit your group's needs so rally the troops for a fun, affordable desert adventure.

Itinerary Details

Explore the RAMSAR wetlands site of Walvis Bay Lagoon teeming with birdlife; summit the mighty Dune 7 for an amazing 360-degree view of the dunes, the desert and the Atlantic Ocean; explore the eerie Lunar Landscape behind the dunes; enjoy a convivial luncheon in Swakopmund and visit the town's curio markets, craft shops, art galleries, museums and beachfront.

Full Day Private Guided Shore Excursion
09H00 Passengers are picked up from the ship and board onto private 4x4 vehicle
09h30 Visit Dune 7 where you can either do an activity with their activity center or challenge yourself by climbing the highest dune in the area. Thereafter you will make your way to Moon Landscape where you will have a chance to explore the area. (the extra activity cost will be for your own account)
12H00 Head to Swakopmund, and do a brief Swakopmund City Tour with your guide
13H00 You will be transferred to a local restaurant where you can have coffee and cake or a light lunch. (the extra meal cost will be for your own account)
14H30 Drive back to Walvis Bay and visit the Walvis Bay Lagoon
16H00 You will be transferred back to the ship in time for boarding

Sandwich Harbour Full & Half Day 4x4 Excursions
Sandwich Harbour, part of the Namib Naukluft Park, is a place many have heard of but very few have ever visited. Giant sand dunes run straight into the ocean, creating breathtaking sceneries and unique landscapes just waiting to be discovered! Guides will keep clients preferences in mind when driving through the dunes as some might enjoy a real off-road experience while others might only want to cruise. Temperatures can vary dramatically so please take a hat, sunscreen, good walking shoes and a warm jacket.

Marine Dune Day Excursion
The Marine Dune Day gives you the ultimate combination of a leisure boat cruise on the Atlantic Ocean, a delicious lunch on the beach or in the dunes, and a 4x4 ride in the breath-taking Sandwich Harbour area of the Namib Naukluft Park.

Zeila Shipwreck, Cape Cross Seal Colony & Dead Sea Full Day Tour
From your cruise ship you follow the road north toward Henties Bay, passing the Zeila Shipwreck along the way. Further on the journey takes you to Cape Cross to visit the cape fur seals and the surrounding area. Also visit Namibia’s very own "dead sea".

Kayaking and Sandwich Harbour Combo
This combo combines the Pelican Point Kayaking Tour with an excursion to Sandwich Harbour. After your kayaking excursion you will head back to the Walvis Bay Waterfront where a 4x4 vehicle will collect you to take you on a Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Excursion into the Namib Naukluft Park. The journey takes you through the Kuiseb river delta, a dry riverbed where the off springbok can be seen. We cross beautiful dunes, including our famous slingshot and roaring dune. If the tides allow, you can access the Sandwich Harbour lagoon along the beach, or we see the lagoon from one of the many beautiful lookout spots. The guide will find a suitable spot for some snacks and a refreshment.


Guests Accommodation Season (2019) Amount
2 Standard Low Season USD 308 pps
  • As a rough guide Low Season throughout the region is from 1 January to 30 June and High Season is from 1 July to 31 December.
  • We give indicative Low and High Season rates on our website and exact prices in your quote when your travel dates are set.
  • These prices are based on two adults sharing accommodation unless otherwise stated.
  • Please treat all pricing as a guide only. Read more about our pricing.
  • Contact us for a personalised quote now.

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