“Southern Right Whales - The Gentle Giants of our Ocean”
How much is a Whale Watching Gansbaai Trip?
- Adults – R1200pp
- Children – R600pp (under 12)
- 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
Sunset (Peak) 330pm
* Peak Season Sep – Oct
Other times may be added due to popularity and if weather conditions permit
All trips are Weather Dependent and can be cancelled at a moments Notice.
Please ensure you are at the Gansbaai Harbor in Gansbaai 30 minutes prior to your Whale Watching Boat Departing.
Please give yourself at least 3 hours traveling time from Cape Town City Center to get to Gansbaai Harbour in time. It is 165 Kilometre drive from Cape Town City Centre to Gansbaai Harbor.
1.5 to 2 hours long.
A typical Whale Watching trip in season, we search for the Gentle Giants of the sea, the Southern Right Whales. You will also have the privilege of coming across Dolphins, Seals, Penguins, Bird Life and lots more Marine Life. You will also be engulfed with the beautiful views of Hermanus, Stanford and De Kelders.
After you have booked your Whale Watching Gansbaai Trip, we will send a Booking Confirmation email of your booking and supply details of your booking including directions and times etc for your trip.
We would advise you to book your Whale Watching Trip in Gansbaai 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 disappointed ?
Please arrive 30 min Prior to the boat departing. The boat will not wait if you don’t arrive on time.
Payment can be made by Cash or Credit Card on arrival at the Gansbaai Harbour Office
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 Gansbaai 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.
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 Gansbaai to Cape Town can be arranged.
1 or 2 People - R3000
3 or 4 People - R3200
5 or 6 People - R3400
The Whale Watching Boat is a Catamaran that can accommodate 25 guests and is specially designed for Whale Watching.
Yes you certainly may. Please email us or fill in the contact form below and please send us the Dates and the preferred time you would like to Charter the Whale Watching Boat.
Gansbaai Harbor Directions
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