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Southern Right Charters

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The Whale Shack | The Whale Shack, New Harbour, Corner of Westcliff & Still Road, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 82 353 0550
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BOAT BASED WHALE WATCHING IN HERMANUS. Our memorable whale-watching trips are informative and educational. We mostly encounter the Southern Right whales, seals, penguins and marine birds, and often see dolphins, Bryde’s and Humpback whales on many of our trips. The purpose-built catamaran, Miroshca complies with all safety regulations and provides spectacular viewing and comfort. Qualified, experienced skipper with Whale Specialist and Interpreter guide on board- Light refreshments included- DVD of tour available- Licensed permit holder. Daily Departures: 9h00; 12h00 & 15h00. Weather Permitting. Bookings Advisable.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“whale watching” (47 reviews)
“great trip” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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The Whale Shack | The Whale Shack, New Harbour, Corner of Westcliff & Still Road, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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+27 82 353 0550
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"whale watching"
in 47 reviews
"southern rights"
in 7 reviews
"great trip"
in 14 reviews
"see whales"
in 18 reviews
"these gentle giants"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful boat"
in 4 reviews
"boat trip"
in 14 reviews
"motion sickness tablets"
in 3 reviews
"early trip"
in 3 reviews
"informative talk"
in 6 reviews
"end of the season"
in 6 reviews
"cancelled due"
in 5 reviews
"breathtaking experience"
in 3 reviews
"boat crew"
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"knew exactly where"
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"snails"
in 7 reviews
"cape town"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We saw a penguin, loads of bird life, dolphins, seals....and a whale that had no interest in us whatsoever. The crew respected the whale and we headed off elsewhere. I could actually see some of the crew members getting stressed because the whales really were...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic experience with Southern Right Charters. Our guide David was very knowledgeable, the boat was modern and well fitted out. We saw over a dozen Right whales on our excursion. Sea was very choppy though so probably Not for those who get...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though, still early in the Whale season, the skipper, crew and guide found us some beautiful Southern Rights and equally impressive Humpback whales. Dolphins and seals added to the great experience. Not to mention the beautiful sunset over Hermanus. Office staff equally friendly and...More

Thank Petro P
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend went on a pre-booked whale and dolphin spotting tour booked with Southern Right Charters. The booking process was a breath of fresh air and Robin and his team were always on hand to answer any questions in a warm and friendly...More

2  Thank Andy F
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

we are not in the full season but a liste see few whales and pinguin dolphins weal was great and love our time will recomended for sure...

1  Thank superstar0307
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We were in Cape Town at the end of November which is right at the end of the whale watching season. In spite of this we managed to see some whales on an afternoon trip with this company. The guide who seemed a little bored...More

1  Thank Speedbird747
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We had a nice trip and saw many whales. The guide told interesting things about the whales. We recommend this trip!

Thank Woelfe2014
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great trip. It started with a briefing about the wales and after that we went on a beautiful boat and the guide told us where to see the whales!

Thank Tom O
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Dave M
14 July 2018|
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Response from PaulV929 | Reviewed this property |
I would advise you to book in advance. Our tour was full.
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lenanash31
23 April 2018|
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Response from JoolesMansfield_UK | Reviewed this property |
The best times are from August to November just bear in mind August is still classed as Winter. We went end October and it was only just getting warmer
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