Whale watching tips

Posted by on Oct 24, 2015 in Margate Attractions | 0 comments

Whale watching tips

Follow these AWESOME whale watching tips and enjoy the experience! #MargateAttractions

Whale watching can be a fantastic way to the spend day. Some of the best Whale watching can be done right from the deck at The Cock & Tail Café.

Sun protection

At any whale viewing deck you always need good sun protection. Be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Polarized sunglasses are best for whale watching (they filter out he sun reflecting from the water), and make sure to safely secure your hat and glasses so you wont loose them.


Taking good pictures of whales is more difficult than it seems. Often the whales are far away and their stunts only last seconds. You have to bring a camera with good zoom and have a quick aim + focus to make good pictures. If the whales are closer, making pictures becomes much easier.

Don’t spend all your time looking through your camera, but also put it away and enjoy the show with your own eyes!


Binoculars are great to zoom into a whale as soon as you spot it – bring some if you have them! With binoculars you can study the whale behaviors far better.

Food & beverages

Bring bottled water, snacks and a bag for your trash. Most whale watching

Forecasting and clothing

Check the weather forecast the day before, don’t be worried about light drizzles and cloudy weather, some of the best whale watching can be one in these conditions. Always take a fold up chair that you are comfortable in. The seating at some whale viewing decks can become uncomfortable after a while. Take layers of cloths, if it’s cold you are ware if it warms up you can remove a layer. It is also a good idea to take a rain coat would you encounter heavier rain.

Most important advice

Have fun and make memories that will last a life time.

If you enjoy spending time with friends and family, or if you are looking to make new friends, then The Cock & Tail Café is the place to be. We offer good food, ice cold drinks and an incredible atmosphere!

For more information on our mouthwatering meals and unbelievable cocktails, contact us www.cockntail.co.za | (039) 312-2383 | info@cockntail.co.za

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