Hermanus: Walker Bay Coastline Cruise
- Small group
- Duration: 1.5 hours
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Unfortunately we were not able to see Whales and the guide told us that there was just one boat going out to see whales (so they searched that for us) but this boat was full already (i think was the same company I contacted some days before). Despite this, the company organizing this tour was very good. They contacted us due to changes they wanted to make, but it was ok for them if we didnt want them (we changed the day due to weather, so it worked for us) The trip was very nice Denver and (I dont remember her name) the german translator were very nice people and learnt a lot from the country and the people. They were very patient and we didnt feel under stress as we did in another day tour with another company. We could totally recommend the tour, the company and the guides are very professional and nice. To see the whale is a mather of nature, or being lucky :)
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.
Unfortunately we did not see any great whites, however we saw plenty of bronze whaler sharks. The cage diving is fun but be prepared for quite a bumpy ride depending on the sea. We really got shook around in the cage and at times this made it difficult to see the sharks, however we did get plenty of face to face viewings of the sharks! This has been on my bucket list for years and I’m glad to have done it but will need to go again as I want to see great whites! It’s a bit rushed as you are required to get into the cage quickly to ensure their is enough time for everyone to have a go.
Saw some copper sharks up close & personal, great whites are not in season at shark alley. However it was nice to do the experience overall and see some kind of sharks, something is better than nothing. The team was very nice and the experience was safe.
Saw several mother southern right whales with their babies. It was too short though at 2 hours in the boat (including going and back) for the 2 1/2 hours drive there and same back!