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Whale Watching from Hermanus

  • Spot southern right whales in their natural environment
  • Seasonal tour: June to December only
  • Panoramic views from the catamaran’s open-air top deck
Whale Watching from Hermanus
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Boat based whale watching, Walkerbay, Hermanus, South Africa.
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Hermanus is one of the best places for whale watching in South Africa, known for its large number of southern right whales that can be seen from June to December. With this cruise, maximize your chances of a sighting by visiting with an expert guide and enjoy spectacular views aboard a specially equipped catamaran with retractable viewing windows and an open-air top deck.
What to Expect
Take advantage of the unique whale watching opportunity aboard the Unathi from Hermanus. Designed specifically to enhance your whale watching enjoyment. Sail on a this spacious 36-seater, 15m(49ft.) catamaran with retractable windows for comfort . Come as close as 50m(164ft.) to these magnificent mammals. Watch as they approach, dive or carry on with their mating activities. Get a bird's eye view from the top deck, which is ideal for picture taking.

Tours run daily between the months of June and December. Witness the mating habits of these amazing mammals between June and August. Swimming in groups of eight males for every female makes it an extraordinary sight. Be touched by the heart-warming sight of the newborn calves and their mothers during the last part of the season.

Departures throughout the day for your convenience. Check in 30-minutes prior to departure time. Receive a brief orientation about safety instructions, sea conditions and marine life to be encountered. Be fitted with a life jacket upon boarding. Enjoy refreshments during this two hour whale watching cruise.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing adventure!!

Very friendly staff and guides. The experience was amazing, I highly recommend it because it will blow your mind!!!!

1  Thank Totoluti
Reviewed 18 February 2018

You can't go to Hermanus and not see whales. So our accomodation booked this tour for us. It was about 45 minutes by boat to the first Whale, but a little later we saw more spectacular sights and more whales.

Thank Saskia T
Reviewed 23 January 2018
very good trip, some luck needed

We went out with Hermanus Whale Watchers one November morning at 11 AM. After a short briefing we walked to the boat which was new and well fitted out. The crew were very knowledgeable and going out we were advised to stay on the lower...More

Thank RP-Netherlands
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile
Well worth it

Against all my better judgement I was persuaded to go on a 7am tour. Well worth it. No wind, calm waters and whales as far as the eye can see. Well, at least more than 2. The boat was certainly not crowded and the coffee...More

4  Thank gster1977
Reviewed 10 October 2017
Exceptional experience - great crew

We were super lucky to be on this boat as it wasn't too crowded (unlike others) and we were all able to have great viewing/photo opportunities. The crew was fabulous, passionate about what they do and provided lots of super interesting information. I think we...More

1  Thank JenG273
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