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Hermanus Whale Cruises

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New Harbour, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Worth the waves

As it was quite windy, not all whale watching boats went out to sea, but Hermanus Whale Cruises... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
960maartenr
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Rio de Janeiro
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Always worth a try

We went out on a November afternoon with low expectation to actually see whales. The sun was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
erwinzlabinger
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Amstetten, Austria
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New Harbour, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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"life jackets"
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"whale watching"
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"southern right whales"
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"close encounter"
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"great trip"
in 4 reviews
"cape town"
in 5 reviews
"captain"
in 9 reviews
"dolphins"
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"pod"
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"spray"
in 3 reviews
"vessel"
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"calf"
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"ocean"
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"coast"
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out on a November afternoon with low expectation to actually see whales. The sun was shining, the southern wind picked up bit and the whole experience was a matter of surviving the cold outside. We met more whales than what we had hoped,...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Took A day trip from Cape Town ,sorry cant find the tour on here, but they dropped us off here at Hermanus Harbour ,for the whale boat cruise. Must admit when i saw all the people waiting i was quite dubious about us all fitting...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We tried to get into Southern Right Charters based on reviews and were disappointed that this was fully booked. However, we decided to still go on the trip with Hermanus Whale Cruises and we are so glad we did as in reflection we feel a...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We went on an afternoon cruise just over a week ago and despite it being towards the end of the season we were lucky enough to see several whales. The boat trip is around 1.5 hours. It was a little windy and therefore where we...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Received an email to confirm our booking 24 hours in advance. Hired a car specifically to attend and drove two hours to get there only to discover they were not sailing. We received no notification of this at any point and when we attempted to...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

After reading previous reviews our group was apprehensive about using this company , but we are glad we did as it was a great trip , staff were very helpful and polite , did not feel in any danger at any point of the trip...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Wasn’t going to go with this company because of a couple of bad reviews but we were really glad we did. The company was great, we felt safe! We saw lots of whales, would recommend this company

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We were told to be there at 6:30 sharp at the premises as the boat was leaving at 7:00. Dont mind waking up early for such activities as long ad the company commits to its time. Due to 3 or 4 customers (out of around...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

They go out also in rough sea. Half the people vomitted. Absolutly untrustworthy! Other boats stayed in the harbour. Boat was packed with more than 80 people, also small childrens.

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