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New Harbour, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many other travelers in South Africa we we traveling along the coast, going from place to place with a schedule that we prepared ahead of our journey. We were spending 1 night in Hermanus and booked the whale watching cruise weeks in advance because...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pioneer547281
Reviewed 17 October 2018

we waited three days for the swell to settle enough for us to get out. The staff are good and get you as close as is allowed to the whales. The only downside was the family that engaged in group vomiting - yuk! I suppose...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

9am start at Hermanus new Harbour. Informative description and safety brief. Departed on time and once whes were found we spent some time cruising between them and everyone got a chance to view. Complimentary snacks and Refreshments were served before returning to the Harbour. Most...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David N
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

HWC is one of the 3 companies that are licensed to get close to the whales in the bay, so are definitely worth trying. When the others are booked up, this one often still has slots available. However, I would recommend the others over this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

There are a couple of companies doing whale cruises in Hermanus. I choosed ‘Hermanus Whale Cruises’ online. I did not regret it. They have an open boat with a double story deck. From all the boats their boat Will give you the best view. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WillemHWindhoek
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Southern right was fully booked so we decided to give a try to whale charter. Adele at the counter was very accommodating and told us it was fully booked for 4pm but because they were expecting 3 groups, there was bound to be some people...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Watch the whales close with any whales coast tour. Book in advance for weekends and holidays. 2 Hour cruise , takes you out to the ocean. Usually goes our around 3 times a day , and there are three operators at Old Hermnaus Old port....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Samit B
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Eric, the man who gave us our pre-cruise instructions, used to be one of Hermanus' official whale criers! I love these folks, and they had each of us put on our life jackets before boarding. (I've heard that some other whale cruise companies in Hermanus...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank IndySusan
Reviewed 10 July 2018

An experience not to be missed. It was good from the start. There was a talk which started as a safety talk but included a lot of info about whales. We were ALL issued with life jackets which did not seem to be the case...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Doreen K
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

As it was quite windy, not all whale watching boats went out to sea, but Hermanus Whale Cruises did. As the sea was getting rough, we were lucky enough that they found three whales after about half an hour. We had some good views of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 960maartenr
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