From Cape Town: Hermanus Whale Watching Boat Trip

From Cape Town: Hermanus Whale Watching Boat Trip

From US$ 137.79 per person

Launching from the harbor of Gansbaai, you take a spectacular 2-hour whale watching experience. Head towards Hermanus along white pearly beaches and the cliffs of De Kelders. Close encounters with Southern Right Whales on a boat that is never crowded.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 7 hours
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Audio guide included
Pickup included
Pickup times will be confirmed the evening before. Please be in the Hotel lobby or Guesthouse reception for the given time +/- 10mins. Pickup is between 6:45am and 7:30am depending on your location. Pickup is limited to a maximum distance of 20kms around Cape Town CBS
Wheelchair accessible


  • Amazing close encounters with Southern Right Whales and other marine life
  • Launch from the quiant fishing harbour of Gansbaai and head towards the World Capital for whale watching, Hermanus
  • Ride on a boat designed to carry 40 people but is limited by your guide to groups to 25
Full description
Join the most prolific Whale Watching Operator in the Hermanus area, launch from the quaint fishing harbor of Gansbaai and travel along the cliffs of De Kelders, proven to be the best area with the highest concentration of whales on the South African Coastline. Along the way hear about local commentary of whales, and facts about right whales. Learn about the habitats and their feeding processes. Look for southern right whales in their natural environment, along with dolphins, Cape fur seals and other marine life. Keep an eye out for humpback, minke and Bryde's whales frolicking in the ocean. Catch a glimpse of the beautiful orcas, false killer whales and enchanting African penguins. This tour offers a great selection of marine life, that you can get up close with wild animals. Relax without ethical dilemma as you support businesses that celebrate animals in the wild. Return back to the harbor at the end of your boating adventure.
  • Cape Town Hotel Pickup
  • 2hr Boat Trip with Professional guides
  • Snacks and Cool Drinks
  • Lunch is not included but there is a local restaurant where you can eat
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Although the tour did not take place still five stars because our safety was paramount - the ocean was simply too rough to carry out the tour and the operator only had our safety in the foreground even though we were already there and he was left with the transport costs - mine Respect for this - I heard from vacationers who went out with another provider that they vomited for two hours

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October 27, 2019

Everything went very well. The pick up was on time and the boat trip was amazing. We were not too many people on board and could move around quite easily. The guides were very informative and fascinating us with detailed information. We did not by far see all animals mentioned in the description of this trip. For me this was fine as it depends on nature. I mention it to manage expectations of persons who are still thinking whether to book or not. We came close to penguins and whales and had enough time to take pictures and to enjoy these great creatures. We did not have time for lunch and headed back straight after the two hour boat trip. Water and a snack was offered on the way back to the harbour. therefore 4 instead of 5 stars.

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October 24, 2019

Very nice outing to see the whales. Driver and car very well. Not too many people on the boat and explanations by a passionate team. Excellent communication, the outing schedule has been changed due to the weather. We were notified of the cancellation in good time and we were offered an alternative immediately (a full refund was provided if we could not make room for the new date). Very nice outing! And we saw the whales badly a not excellent year;)

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October 24, 2019

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