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Whale Watchers Hermanus

#4 of 11 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Hermanus Features Animals
Westcliff Road | New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 4957
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Westcliff Road | New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

We must do certain things to appreciate life To see the whales so close and to realise how huge they are is awesome . Knowledgable staff bestow their stories and experience to you whilst you can enjoy the view and scenery of Hermanus Walkerbay and...More

Thank Tertia B
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Great hosts who went an extra mile to make sure we saw whales @ almost touching distance :-). There is a small introduction prior to getting on the boat explaining how to be safe on the boat as well as how to identify Southern right...More

1  Thank Bhavish K
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The boat trip was wonderful. But we did not see one whale. Only one dolphin and one seal. The boatcompany keeps it as a hidden secret that the whales are already gone. Something al Hermanus inhabitants can tell you. But they don't want miss the...More

1  Thank Irene A
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We knew at the outset that it was unlikely that we would see any whales as reports had already gone round that they left the area early this year. The cruise guide stated as much at the beginning and gave us a discount. In compensation...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Booked at Whale watchers and entered the building for a briefing which was interesting. The boat was modern and clean with excellent staff who made you very welcome. A 20 minute boat ride led us to a mother and baby whale. We had to keep...More

Thank dav3com
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Just visited Hermanus and Gansbaai for three days. We have been here 3 times before at the same time of year and always seen dozens of whales. This year however we have seen not a single one. Quite disappointing. The coastal walks and beaches are...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 November 2016

A complete waste of time and not recommended. You stand on a headland, straining your eyes scanning the horizon for glimpses of whales. Even if you are lucky enough to see a fin or a snout from 200 metres it is still a "much ado...More

Thank Abrumar
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Reading the reviews on here it's clear that many people have had a similar experience to us. The boat packs everyone in upstairs and downstairs and when there are no whales to see - apparently a common experience at this time of year - it's...More

1  Thank Hesmo
Reviewed 31 October 2016

A very bad experience. I appreciate it wasn't their fault that there were NO whales at all, in peak season, October 27th, but the boat and the crew did nothing to help the enjoyment. No commentary, in fact NOT A WORD from anyone for the...More

1  Thank RobSnow
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Sadly we saw no whales. We cruised in boat for 1 hour and 30 minutes and returned to shore without having seen whales. When asked if there were any accommodations that could be made we received a rude and curt response that its a 50/50...More

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Whalewatchers2014, Manager at Whale Watchers Hermanus, responded to this review

Prior to the trip passenger were given realistic expectations as dictated by the permit conditions. It was explained that the whale season is drawing to an end and the possibility of no sightings are 50/50. Passengers are given the choice before the trip to not...More

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Neel219
Which is a better place for whale watching and shark cage diving? Hermanus or Gansbaai? Please do suggest the tour operators too. Thanks
19 June 2016|
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Jacqueline A
Is June a good time to see the whales? Or is it too risky to take the time? We would come from Cape Town on a day trip in June.
5 October 2015|
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Response from Whalewatchers2014 | Property representative |
June is the beginning of Whale Season. They start arriving from mid May. sightings might be difficult but we very seldom have a trip without any. In case of no sighting, you can accompany anther free of charge.
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Ursula S
JP`s Seafood Takeway which is situated behind the PicknPay is not listed as an option for a takeaway lunch. They serve the most delicious seafood delicacies with specials on a Wednesday for seniors. As it is a known fact that the bristish for example love their fish and chips this place could become a hive and generate both income and create jobs in the community
17 August 2015|
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