The dunes view from behind a 4x4 cruiser along the coast of the Namib Naukluft National Park

Walvis Bay Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

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 Swakopmund, 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.

tour details

ZAR 4,375
Private Guided

tour Highlights

  • Visit the RAMSAR wetlands site of Walvis Bay Lagoon
  • Climb Dune 7
  • Discover the incredible views of Moonlandscape
  • Explore Swakopmund and a chance to enjoy lunch overlooking the sea

Day-to-day Itinerary

Full Day Private Guided Shore Excursion

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.

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 centre 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.
Half-Day Excursion ZAR 2000 per person
Full-Day Excursion ZAR 2400 per person

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.
ZAR 2800 per person

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 odd 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.
ZAR 2800 per person

There are loads of activities to choose from and we can tailor your day trip to suit your timetable and what you'd most like to do and see. Anything is possible and options are unlimited. Talk to a travel expert now to start planning.


  • Collection and return at Walvis Bay Port
  • Professional guide
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Drinking water
  • Park entry fees
  • 24/7 in-country support


  • Meals and refreshments
  • Staff gratuities


ZAR 4,375 per person (2 people with one 4x4 vehicle)
ZAR 2,755 per person (4 people with one 4x4 vehicle)
ZAR 2,390 per person (5 people with one 4x4 vehicle)

  • All prices are approximate
  • All prices are in ZAR (South African Rands) for Namibia and South Africa and in USD (US Dollars) for Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia
  • All prices are based on the per person sharing rates

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