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Whale Watching from Gansbaai

Highlights
  • 2-hour whale watching trip from Gansbaai

  • Travel along the cliffs of De Keldar after leaving the harbor

  • Watch for Southern right whales

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Whale Watching from Gansbaai
From US$86.47
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2-Hour Southern Right Whale Trip View these gentle giants from the comfort of a purpose built whale viewing vessel.
US$86.47
Whale Trip 10:00am
2-Hour Southern Right Whale Trip View these gentle giants from the comfort of a purpose built whale viewing vessel.
US$86.47
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Overview
Enjoy an exciting 2-hour whale watching excursion from Gansbaai. Leave the harbor and head for the cliffs of De Keldar to look for Southern right whales, which mate and give birth in this area every year. Keep an eye out for other sea life, including dolphins, sharks and penguins.
What to Expect
Launch from the quaint fishing harbour of Gansbaai and travel along the cliffs of De Keldar’s. There, you will find a nature reserve that has been proven to hold the highest concentration of whales in South Africa. The shallow waters allow the whales to mate and protect their calves.

The whales you can expect to see are known as Southern right whales. Similar to the North Atlantic and North Pacific right whales, they are considered different due to the shape of their skulls. Along the way, keep a look out for dolphins, caper fur seals, and sharks. You may also witness humpback, Minke, and Bryde's whales frolicking in the ocean. Finally, catch a glimpse at beautiful Orcas, False killer whales, and the African penguin.

Return back to the harbour at the end of your boating adventure.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
A wonderful experience from start to finish !

What a wonderful experience from start to finish ! After a lovely drive to Gans Baai from Cape Town we were welcomed by the friendly staff ! The boat was not over crowded with enough people to not be too full and still have plenty...More

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ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Whales - what more is there to say :)

Travelled in self car hire return to Cape Town for 10am departure. Took 2.5 hrs and is a straight fwd journey. Coffe on arrival and then on board. Boat smaller than I expected (but this is not a negative) as it was comfortable and most...More

Thank CMASTLES
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Informative and relaxing whale watching trip

Friendly reception at their offices in the harbour. At the boat the crew received us in a good spirit and convey the safety rules in a relaxing manner, yet serious. The manner in which the viewing is conducted respect the sea creatures and let you...More

1  Thank Skimkat
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful day trip from Cape Town!

My friend and I organised a sunday sunset whale watching tour just a few days before going. The Ivanhow team were extremely responsive and helpful, and even arranged our transfer from Cape Town for us. Everything went smoothly on the day, we had wonderful weather...More

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ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Big 3, Little 3

Once again, what a fabulous 'Close to Nature' experience. We were Blessed with a picture perfect day & saw the Big 3 - Brydes, Humpback & Southern Right whales as well as the Little 3 - African Penguin, Seals & Comorants. The ethical respect shown...More

Thank WildatheartHermanus
ivanhoeseasafaris, Owner at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review our crew is very passionate about there love for these majestic creatures that we get spend so much time with and they also assist the marine biologist with her research on the southern right whales who also...More

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