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Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus

Highlights
  • Boat-based whale watching tour from Hermanus
  • Learn about these 'gentle giants' directly from a whale specialist
  • Spot Humpback, Southern Right whales and even dolphins and seals—depending on the season
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Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus
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12h00 - Whale Watching TripMost Popular
The tour begins with an on-land briefing presented by our whale specialist before heading to our boat. We then set off in search of the 'gentle giants' for an up close and personal experience.
From US$65.93
15h00 - Whale Watching Trip
The tour begins with an on-land briefing presented by our whale specialist before heading to our boat. We then set off in search of the 'gentle giants' for an up close and personal experience.
From US$65.93
09h00 - Whale Watching Trip
The tour begins with an on-land briefing presented by our whale specialist before heading to our boat. We then set off in search of the 'gentle giants' for an up close and personal experience.
From US$65.93
Overview

Set out on a boat-based whale watching adventure from Hermanus. Learn about these magnificent creatures from a whale specialist before boarding your twin-hull catamaran, which sets out from the town's New Harbour in search of marine mammals. Depending on the time of year keep an eye out for Humpback, Bryde's, Southern Right whales and even dolphins and seals. Choose to sit inside or out and enjoy onboard refreshments (own expense) as you go.

What to Expect

The whale watching tour begins with an on-land briefing presented by our whale specialist guide before heading down the jetty to our boat. We then set off from the Hermanus New Harbour in search of the ‘gentle giants.’ During the tour our friendly, knowledgeable crew adds that personal touch to ensure an all-round great experience, from ensuring you don’t miss the perfect photo opportunities to serving complimentary light refreshments. The guides keep you informed via our on board PA system ensuring your whale trip is informative and educational.

WHAT YOU CAN ENCOUNTER
Encounter Southern Right, Humpback & Bryde’s whales.
Dolphins, Seals, and a large variety of marine birds including the African penguin.

JUNE- MID AUGUST | Humpback & Southern Right whales
JUNE-DECEMBER | Southern Right whales

PASSENGER COMFORT
- Twin hulls of the catamaran provide optimum stability.
- Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating throughout.
- Enclosed areas for protection from sea spray and weather conditions.
- Retractable, transparent blinds to give the option of open-air freshness in good sea conditions.
- Surround- sound public address system for optimum communication by the specialist guide on board.
- Modern ladies and gents toilets on board.
- Refreshments bar on board

Reviews (41)
1 - 5 of 39 reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2018
Perfect To watch the whales

Earlier today we went for a whale watch with this company. We booked 2 weeks in advance via internet and fortunately we did as today everything was fully booked. We got a very interesting intro about the whales and were alerter that 98% of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dirk H
Reviewed 12 November 2018
Impressive!

We had the 09.00 o’clock tour. Sea was calm and we were lucky to see some whales. Staf was friendly and willingly to explain and tell. However, Because they were on the topdeck, not many passengers asked questions. The trip was filmed by drone and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile
Whale watching

I took my wife and 2 small kids on the boat. It was a good experience with us seeing a number of whales. For R800 and 2 hours I felt we got value for money. The boat we went on was a 80 seater but...More

1  Thank MohammedAmeerW
Reviewed 9 October 2018
Excellent whale watching trip

A huge highlight during our SA trip- we were completely surrounded by whales! The crew were friendly and professional, the boat was lovely and the views are out of this world! We saw dolphins and seals as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AlannaCal
Reviewed 8 October 2018
Unbelievable Whale Watching Trip

First of all, the staff are excellent - from the office staff to the ship staff, they couldn't be nicer. We saw more whales than anywhere else we have ever been!! The ship captain is great with moving the boat around to enable you to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dianew819
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shweta l
11 October 2018|
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Response from teri w | Reviewed this property |
I believe that you will be able to. I would reach out directly to the company to find out what their policy is.
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ala l
14 September 2018|
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Response from RSandRS_Travels | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would recommend booking in advance to guarantee a time slot. Kind wishes
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12 July 2018|
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Response from RSandRS_Travels | Reviewed this property |
Hi I believe tours usually last between 90 min and 3 hours. This depends on the length of time it takes to find the whales. Our tour was 1 hr and 45 min. Hope this helps!
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