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Whale Watchers Hermanus

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Westcliff Road | New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 4957
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The Whale Watchers will take you on a unforgettable Oceanic adventure that will bloW your mind. An exhilarating 2 hr voyage to discover Walkerbay's wonderful wildlife, stunning coastline and our famous Southern Right Whales. The only boat fitted with underwater cameras.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Westcliff Road | New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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+27 28 312 4957
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a morning trip around Dyer Island and the vicinity looking for the Big five, namely the Dolphin, Seal, Penguin, Shark and Whale. Although it wasn't the season for the Southern Right Whale, we did manage to see the shy Bryde's whale. In...More

Thank sgall58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today's boat trip was worth the money. We saw several whales, even a pair, who came very close to the boat and performed like a show. The crew ( specially Phillip) gave a lot of information during this tour. Very good work what these dedicated...More

Thank Milo S
Whalewatchers2014, Manager at Whale Watchers Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to do this (great) review. It is such a pleasure to be able to show these creatures to the world. It was good having you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was Excellent. Key for us was that the boat was not overly crowded, we saw other boats (other operators) leaving at similar time with 2x the occupancy we had, which in my opinion would have been a nightmare. Our crew were great and clearly...More

Thank Martynjw
Whalewatchers2014, Manager at Whale Watchers Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to do this review. Yes, that is why we like to operate with a smaller vessel. We offer a more exclusive experience and one can always see from where ever you are on the vessel. Glad you had a...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I travel if there are whales to see I do a tour so no different while I was in SA! I was staying in Cape Town but we hired a private driver and did the whale watching and winery tour, it was a...More

Thank Lisa S
Whalewatchers2014, Manager at Whale Watchers Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us on a whale watching trip. Thank you also for taking the time to do this review. We are glad you had a good experience.

Reviewed 17 August 2017

We booked because of the reviews and were not disappointed. It's whale season and we got close enough to see the beauties. Highly recommended.

Thank cptoronto2016
Whalewatchers2014, Manager at Whale Watchers Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us. We are glad you had a good time.

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing tour today and saw more than 20 whales. The boat is spacious and not overcrowded; the guides and staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. A definite highlight of our SA trip. Book in advance and check the weather forecast!

1  Thank Tessabartholomew
Whalewatchers2014, Manager at Whale Watchers Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for this review. We have lots of whales in our bay this year and is glad you joined us and that you had a good experience.

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A great team... It felt like we could have reached out and touched the enormous creatures. They're safety conscious, but not so much so that it hampers and irritates you.

1  Thank Janet v
Whalewatchers2014, Manager at Whale Watchers Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good experience.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Went out on a whale watching tour with these guys and loved it. Philip, the tour guide, is about as passionate as any person I have ever met (just don't mention the Japanese and hunting and eating whales...I honestly thought he would have thrown them...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

After booking and having cancelled five trips with other companies due to the poor weather we were pleased that this company were still running tours. I think they can go out in heavy weather because they have a big boat. There was no cometary or...More

Thank trew68
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

What an amazing experience, the boat ride alone was worth it. Then we saw the Whales and it was surreal. Make sure to take some warm clothes and take some motion sickness pills if you don't have a strong stomach. We used Southern Right Charters...More

Thank ClaudiaTaylor
Whalewatchers2014, Manager at Whale Watchers Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to do this review. We are honored to be able to share this experience.

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Jacqueline A
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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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