Local Conditions, What to expect..
Well, Port Elizabeth is certainly living up to it’s reputation with relentless south westerly and south easterly gale force winds and few ‘in between’ opportunities to get out to sea. Some important points in this regard are:
- It is largely due to these stormy conditions that we can enjoy the abundant sea life variety that we have in this southern part of the world.
- This is currently (September to December) our ‘windy season’, it is not unusual and can prevail through to mid December.
- The prevailing South Westerly wind blows mainly ‘offshore’ in the city area of Algoa Bay. Provided it is not too strong, conditions for Waterfront tours are still good during a SW wind, but not conducive for tours to the Islands
- Tour opportunities are good in between the windy spells – particularly following a SW wind.
- The South Easter is the beast! Unfortunately this rules out any tour opportunities.
Weather forecasts are very accurate these days. In the interests of safety and your enjoyment, it is important for you to know that we will not embark on any cruises unless we are assured of good conditions.