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Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

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A typical trip will have you exploring our magnificent coastline and bay while looking for whales, dolphins, sharks, seals and seabirds. Apart from the Southern Right Whales, we are able to view Brides Whales, Humpback Whales and possibly even Great...more
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Hawe Street | Gansbaai Harbour, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic trip with the crew. We were lucky enough to see two whales with their calves. Crew were very knowledgable about the whales.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JemmaGos
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Jemma for taking the time to place your review, we are glad you enjoyed the experience with us, maybe we will see you again in the future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arranged to do shark diving in the morning and whale watching in the afternoon. Our guide Neil picked us up from our accommodation and was extremely friendly and knowledgeable throughout the day. He really added value to the activities themselves with his approach. Although...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James B
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you James we really do value our clients opinion and I am please to hear the Company we use for transportation and tours is also delivering a good quality product. It has been a fantastic whale seasons, numbers have started to drop in the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t know what to expect... but what we did was amazing! The skipper did his best to get close to the whales, and well he did that for sure! We saw so many and they were so close. I would recommend to anyone, even...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VikkiH166
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Vikki for taking the time to place your review, we are glad you enjoyed the experience with us, maybe we will see you again in the future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Trip 09'11 What a pleasure it was to join this operator to view whales. The captain and crew onboard were very informative, making it not just a tour for viewing whales but you learn something as well. They allow questions and if they do not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you happiness for taking the time to place your review, we are glad you enjoyed the experience with us, maybe we will see you again in the future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really great crew sensitively approached the Southern Right whales which were mostly mothers with calves. Quietly they drifted in respecting the whales space, but got so close. The boat was surrounded by whales who seemed to be coming up to us for a look....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Graham for taking the time to place your review, we are glad you enjoyed the experience with us, maybe we will see you again in the future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since watching whales has been on my bucket list for the past 14 years I was very excited to go on this tour. Not only were we very lucky with the weather conditions and being in South Africa in the right time of the year,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JolineB22
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Joline for taking the time to place your review. Thank you also for your kind words about picking the best company :-) We have the best whales, best crew and offer the best experiance :-) The Ivanhoe management is extremely proud of the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such an epic adventure and an awesome team!!! I would definitely do that again!! Thank you to the Ivanhoe team for an incredible experience

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MikhailaG2
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Mike for taking the time to place your review, the management is extremely proud of the crew and the whole Ivanhoe Team, we hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic trip - the highlight of not just our trip but my entire 29 years. We saw many southern right whales and I actually shed a tear. One mother and her calf came right up to the side of the boat!!! It was amazing!!! Nobody...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Elmo for taking the time to place your review! I am glad you enjoyed the trip that much, it can be a very humbling experience and I too still get butterfly's when I go out on the boat. No one trip is ever...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic tour. I had never seen Whales before so was excited about the trip and what an experience.The crew were very knowledgable and informative but more importantly respectful of the Whales and their space. Some of the whales came very close to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Chris for taking the time to place your review, the management is extremely proud of the crew and the whole Ivanhoe Team, we hope to see you again in the future! I am glad you tested Jason's Brain, he can't be allowed to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great boat trip with this company and got to see several mothers and calves at extremely close range. I loved the fact that the whales and their welfare were always the priority when we spotted them. They approached us and stayed by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dollmeister
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to place your review, the management is extremely proud of the crew and the whole Ivanhoe Team, we hope to see you again in the future!

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401leonh
27 October 2017|
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Response from BurySt_EdmundsTrevor | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I took this tour in September and saw breaching whales and mothers and their calves. Of course you cannot predict nature so this is no guarantee you will see anything-however this outfit are very professional and... More
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Agami_11
13 April 2016|
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Response from Mailsurf |
Whales arrive in June and leave December.
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