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Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus

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    Boat Based Whale Watching

    Duration: 2 hours

    Location: Southern Right Charters, The Whale Shack, New harbour, Corner of Westcliff Drive & Stil Rd, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
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    Departure Point
    Southern Right Charters, The Whale Shack, New harbour, Corner of Westcliff Drive & Stil Rd, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Whale specialist guide on board
    • Support Crew to ensure passenger comfort
    • Complimentary Light refreshments
    • Entry/Admission - Southern Right Charters
    Exclusions
    • 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 travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled 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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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Extremely good tour. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw several whales on our 2 hour trip. Would highly recommend it

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Kim S
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    This was one of the main reasons I came to Cape Town this time of year, to see the whales in False Bay. We weren’t disappointed, we saw two mothers with two baby calves, only 2-3 weeks old, and then one single male whale. I...More

    Thank ruaraidhh
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Thank you for such an awesome experience. We saw many Southern Right Whales, the first of which was a mother and her calf which came right up to the boat, so close you could almost touch them. We were also treated to a fantastic display...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank GlenPen64
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I have been here twice (November 2016 and October 2017) and the experience has been different however amazing. In November, there were Bryde's Whales which are usually very shy and not as huge. To compensate the not so great Whale watching, they took us a...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank AgileVoyager
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Whale watching has been on my bucket list for quite a while... I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I most definitely wasn't disappointed at what we got! Before we got on the boat, we were briefed by a passionate young man named Josh....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank LianaB-man
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    AnnMa C
    7 September 2019|
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    Response from Maseratisgts | Reviewed this property |
    I would estimate about 30 or so.
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    saif604
    19 August 2019|
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    Response from Malcs01 | Reviewed this property |
    Hello there, would suggest you contact Southern Right Charters directly - there is contact form on their website. Children under 5 go free on whale watching trips - the website does state that all ages are welcome, however... More
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    DelythG
    29 July 2019|
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    Response from Janey2803 | Reviewed this property |
    We went at 9am and it was fine!
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