The early Portuguese mariners called
it 'Baia das Baleias' (The Bay of Whales), and in the 19th century
Namibia Waters were a favorite Plunder Ground for the American, British
and French Whaling fleets. The disgraceful slaughter of these
magnificent mammals continued until the mid 1960s by which time the
world was nearly "Whaled Out". Thankfully, recent years have witnessed
an increase in Whale sightings in the Walvis Bay Area.
There is still
no air landing strip on Saint Helena Island (where Napoleon was exiled
to). So, the Royal Mail Ship St Helena sails to and from Walvis Bay with
supplies, passengers, and the mail for the islanders.
The wind-conditions on the Outer-Lagoon make this one
of the best venues in the world for Wind-surfer and Kite-Surfer
Speed-Sailing. Each year the 'Best' come for the Speed-Sailing and each
year they push it further towards the 50 knot goal. Bring your board and