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Address: Dr Langalibalele Dube Street | At Ushaka Marine World, Durban, South Africa (Formerly Ocean Ventures Seafari Explorer)
Phone Number:
+27 86 100 1138
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00

There’s nothing like the ocean to give you a fresh dose of perspective....

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.

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Learning to surf in Durban

Great assistance from Ocean Ventures team when teaching a group or individual surf lessons. Thanks to Bongani, Billy, Tyler and Lucy for accommodating such a large group.

Reviewed 1 week ago
South Africa
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great assistance from Ocean Ventures team when teaching a group or individual surf lessons. Thanks to Bongani, Billy, Tyler and Lucy for accommodating such a large group.

Thank Lauren_LW
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Went to rent a kayak and the staff were so helpful and friendly! The ocean is really rough on most days for a kayak so I would only recommend to experienced kayakers, as there are swimmers in the way often and a big wave that you can't control can put you and a bystander in harms way. Otherwise, that is... More 

Thank Abbey C
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

This great store located at the mouth of Ushaka Marine World in Durban offers a plethora of activities and enjoyment generally overlooked in the sea. I would strongly suggest the following : 1. A guided sea kayak, we had Bongani take us through the hour long kayak which passed the well known vetches pier, shark nets and along the harbour... More 

Thank durbanmountainbiker
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Billy and team were helpful, welcoming and accommodating of us changing around Had a great fun boat trip out, didn't see any dolphins or whales but trip before us saw 2 dolphin pods. Boat was a blast and we'd be back like a shot - do it.

Thank Hilton66
Osnabruck, Germany
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2015

We did a "Dolphin Tour". It wasn't worth it at all, since we didn't see anything. I know there is no guarantee to see dolphins, but at least they should try to find them. All they did was looking at the beach and telling us something about building Hotels.....

4 Thank MarcSprehe
Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Went to Ocean Ventures for Surfing lessons,Fantastic coach and really loved it.Variety of water sports to choose from

Thank Yahya O
London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We had several great surfing lessons. The couple who run ocean ventures are lovely and both the instructors were very patient with our limited surfing experience. Very flexible and accommodated all our needs. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a fun surfing/bodyboarding experience

Thank HannahMathews2013
Ga-Mphahlele, Limpopo, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

This place is great. The couple that runs it just acquired the shop a month ago. It is right outside of the Ushaka park beachfront entrance. Incredible service, very friendly and helpful. Their equipment is all in great condition/new. We ran in to this place by accident and decided to schedule an appointment to get surf lessons and rent a... More 

2 Thank Devon G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon this surf/adventure store. 2 mommies and 5 kids. No appointment and no idea what we wanted to do. The owner couple were too Devine!! They accommodated everyone's weird requests let us all have our different activities and were just so flexible and kind. Well done for the great customer service. Well maintained equipment. Can highly recommend them.

Thank Glynda K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2013

While I was in Durban visiting Ushaka Marine World, I booked a boat trip looking for dolphins and a surfing lesson for my 8 year old daughter from Ocean Ventures. I have always told her how awesome it is to surf and I was so impressed with the wonderful service from Lucinda of Ocean Ventures and the excellent way Billy,... More 

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