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Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus provided by Southern Right Charters

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Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus

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US$ 62.57
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
Departure Point
Southern Right Charters, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Whale specialist guide on board
  • Support Crew to ensure passenger comfort
  • Complimentary Light refreshments
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • USB Movie of tour (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All ages welcome, children U/12 must wear a life jacket at al times which will be provided
  • Please bring along:
  • Weather appropriate clothing and a windbreaker
  • Sensible footwear, sunscreen; cap if necessary
  • Sea sick tablets should be taken in advance as per packet instructions (if necessary)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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JP S wrote a review 18 Sep
Mossel Bay, South Africa513 contributions52 helpful votes
We went out with this company on advice from our land lord in Hermanus. We did everything over the phone, very easy. The boat they use is modern and the staff went out of there way to help. There is in and outdoor seating. The trip lasted about 2 hours. We saw whales and got
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Quest420140 wrote a review 5 Sep
Cape Town Central, South Africa7 contributions7 helpful votes
Most important for travellers - despite Covid 19 the team at Southern Right Charters, took exceptional care to ensure the safety of their Crew and passengers / clients. Several sanitising stations / masking up / and limitations on the number of people on board. Well done -
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Date of experience: September 2020
Sara J wrote a review Aug 2020
28 contributions1 helpful vote
Unfortunately high winds cancelled our first trip, but the company were very good to help us as we weren't in the area for long to get us booked into an additional earl trip the next day that they put on for those whose trip was cancelled. Great information and some good whale
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Date of experience: November 2019
Tim W wrote a review Dec 2019
Croydon, United Kingdom28 contributions6 helpful votes
We used Hermanus Whale Cruises and whilst we didn't get close to any whales - it was the end of the season - the guys did go out of their way to find a mother and two calves right at the far end of ther bay. We stayed much longer than expected at the required distance - at least
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Date of experience: November 2019
Tom wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions
Unfortunately our booked trip was cancelled twice with a flimsy excuse. And now we have to struggle with reimbursement of paid amount. Tour operator is not reliable.
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Date of experience: October 2019
About the operator

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By: Southern Right Charters
Simone-Nicole S
Amazing day out whale watching
What an amazing experience with Southern right charters . From start to finish they were so passionate and professi
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Rob M
We took the first tour of the season and could tell the team at SRC were as excited as the guests. The whole experi
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Jillian W
Nice staff and good viewing of whales/dolphins but dangerous location - phone was stolen
Ultimately I would not return to Southern Right Whale Charters. My iPhone was pickpocketed by a group of local chil
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Very good guide and wellcoming staff in the harbour
We had a great afternoon trip and enjoyed the hospitality of the guide and staff at this company. We would choose t
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Close up contact with inquisitive whales
Superb trip where we saw many whales, and enjoyed seeing their exuberant behaviour and coming the boat to investiga
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Very nice experience
Very professional company, nice boat. They tell you where to spot the whales and other animals you may encounter, w
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Norman G
An amazing experience.
Glad that we chose Southern Right for our whale watching experience. Everything was well organised and the boat com
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The whole experience was extremely underwhelming and very overpriced. Upon the boats return, there was silence fro
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Having tried a competitors trip the day previous .... book with these guys! Beautiful modern boat and a lovely team!
Great company - they sail straight out of Hermanus port and after a brief wildlife briefing and introduction on sho
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Abhishek G
Great Experience !!
We saw Whales up and close and there was a time when our boat was surrounded by 3 Whales . Professional and extrem
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Great crew and an amazing experience
I have been here twice (November 2016 and October 2017) and the experience has been different however amazing. In N
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We got uber lucky and managed to see a whole orca family (around 15 of them). The trip was completed with a whole p
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Whale Watching Southern Right Charters Hermanus
We booked an excursion by Southern Right Charters for whale watching during our Holiday. The excursion started wit
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Excellent service
Excellent organisation and they definitely deliver what they are supposed to. Tour leaves from Hermanus new harbou
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Breathtaking experience
This has to be one of the most fantastic and overwhelming experiences of our lives. We were lucky to be able to see
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Key Details
  • Southern Right Charters
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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