Walvis Bay ("Whale Bay") is a city located in Namibia, as well as the name of the bay on which the city lies. Walvis Bay has 100,000 inhabitants and a total area of 29 km2 (11 ml2) of land.
The bay is a safe refuge for sea vessels due to its natural deepwater harbour that is protected by Pelican Point sand spit, being the single natural harbour of any size along country's coast. Rich in marine life, these waters drew many southern right whales, attracting fishing vessels and whalers.
Walvis Bay, with its sand dunes and large bay, is an important Namibian centre of tourism activity. Attractions include a museum, the centre of guano collection industry - artificial Bird Island, Dune 7 sand dune, salt works, and abundant birdlife. Kuisebmund Stadium is home to 2 clubs in Namibia Premier League, and is also located in the city. Langstrand is a beach resort situated a few kilometres north. Walvis Bay Export Processing Zone is a major facet of local economy.
Walvis Bay contains a wealth open spaces, unique marine life and scenic beauty. It is well suited for outdoor lifestyle, which boasts sports like sandboarding, surfing, kiting, swimming, sailing and golf. There is Kuiseb River Delta, Walvis Bay Lagoon & Aquatic Activities, and the beach where people enjoy catching fish and swimming.
The 1.2-mile (2-kilometre) sand spit allows adjacent water to remain smooth in strong winds, ideal for record attempting ships like Vestas Sailrocket, built to capture sailing speed record. The sand spit's ocean-facing side includes a world-famous surf spot known as "Skeleton Bay" in international surf media.
Highlights: Wildlife lagoon, Swakopmund, Namib-Naukluft sand dunes
The Walvis Bay cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Walvis Bay, Namibia.
If you lose the Walvis Bay location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Walvis Bay cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Walvis Bay, Namibia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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4 November, 2017