South African Boat Based Whale Watching Association (SABBWWA)

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South African Boat Based Whale Watching Association (SABBWWA) Operators

Our Mission:
To create a self-regulatory model of a clearly defined and controvesial tourism sector, in accordance with the basic guideline for Responsible Tourism and the development and adherence to Best Practice principles.

Our Role:
To provide a self-governing and self-regulatory body to present the industry. To provide a common and unified communication vehicle between individual operators, Marine & Coastal Management (MCM).

In terms of Regulations of the Marine Living Resources Act (1998):It is an offence to approach any whale closer than the 300m’s without a permit. SABBWWA’s member base consists of over 80% of South Africa’s permitted operators.