Frequently Asked Questions
- How much is a Whale Watching Trip?
- Adults – R900pp
- Seniors (over 60) – R750
- Students – R750
- Children – R450pp (under 14)
- Children – Free (under 3)
Enquire for discount rates for groups of 10 or more.
Private and Exclusive Whale Watching trips are available on request, please contact us +27(0)84 746 6814
- All trips are Weather dependant
- All trips are subject to availibility due to bookings received.
- Please enquire to check the availibilty for the above times.
- Please ensure you are at the New Harbor in Hermanus 30 minutes prior to your Whale Watching Boat Departing.
- Please give yourself 2 hours of Travelling time from Cape Town City Centre so you can arrive 30 minutes prior to your Whale Watching Trip.
- Call us on +27(0)84 746 6814
You can experience a close encounter of these gentle giants of the ocean. You can encounter Southern Right Whale, Brydes Whales, Dolphins, Seals, Penguins and lots of Bird Life. You will enjoy an educational and informative trip of the various Marine Life in Walker Bay. You will also enjoy the beautiful views of Hermanus and its Majestic Mountains. Sightings are NEVER guarenteed as these are wild animals living in the wild. We have no control over these beautifull creatures. But, throught the history of Whale Watching here in Hermanus the sightings have been superb and most trips are always successfull with sightings.
Gansbaai / De Kelders is the most popular spot for the Southern Right Whales and generally has more activity of South Right Whale in the Gansbaai / De Kelders area. This has been proven over the many hears of countings and sightings in the area and why the founder of commercial Whale Watching in the Hermanus and De Kelders area chose this area to do Boat Based Whale Watching trips.
After you have booked your Whale Watching Trip we will send a confirmation email and a whatsapp message of your booking and supply details of your booking including directions and times etc for your trip.
Please arrive 30 min Prior to the boat departing. The boat will not wait if you don’t arrive on time. Please give yourself 2 hours travelling time if you are travelling for Cape Town City Centre.
We would advise you to book your Whale Watching Trip in Hermanus way in advance. These trips are highly popular and can fill up very quickly.
Do not pitch up at the offices and expect to get a booking on the Boat to go Whale Watching. You will be very dissapointed 🙁
Payment is made on arrival at the booking office. Payment can be made by Cash, Credit Card or EFT.
Light Refreshments are included. A soft drink or still water and packetS of crisps will be provided on the boat.
The whale season runs from June (winter) to mid – December (summer), annually. The exact dates all depends when the Southern Right Whales arrive and depart.
A return Shuttle Service from Cape Town to Hermanus to Cape Town can be arranged.
- 1 & 2 People - R2400
- 3 & 4 People - R2600
- 5 & 6 People - R2800
We recommend that you avoid alcohol the previous night, as alcohol induces sea sickness. Take a sea sickness tablet the night before your Whale Watching trip and again 1 hour before your Hermanus Whale Watching Trip. Also don’t eat a heavy meal before your Whale Watching boat trip. You don’t want Sea Sickness to spoil your Whale Watching Experience.
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