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Whale Watchers Hermanus

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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...more
Westcliff Road | New Harbour, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 82 931 8064
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was by chance by the end of the whale spotting season and the detour from the garden route was worth it. It takes place by the end of September – beginning of October in the coastal town of Hermanus. Recommend bringing binoculars with you,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a particularly windy day which meant I had to put my camera away just to hold on but it was well worth it and we had a 12 metre mother Southern Right whale with her 12 metre baby following our boat and giving...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanC02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice boat, really good guides that explained a lot about the whales. Although it was end November we still saw some whales.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 908johanness
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally got to see whales! There were still some in the bay and we saw a whale breach from our hotel terrace within minutes of arriving! The next day we went out with Phillip and co and saw mothers and babies close up. One mother...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tracy1303
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's the end of the season, yet we were lucky enough to spot some whales with Whale Watchers Hermanus. This crew is definitely devoted to the welfare of the whales, the ocean it swims in and in general the environment. They share a lot of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DFreya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really couldn’t fault these guys. Even before the tour had started we were walking along the road to the harbour and a guy stopped to give us a lift in his van - saving us a 20 minute walk. Turns out it was David from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Explorer28377194432
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

amazing tour. friendly staff. professional guide. We saw lots of whales, it was very exciting. you get soft drink and a snak

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank amalia262017
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We have travelled to many countries, and always had whale watching on our bucket list to do as my youngest loves whales. But for one reason or another we never booked. We booked our trip to South Africa without realising its whale watching season in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank _rashfeeq
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We did a short term booking for Sunday 28th of Oktober... Philip, our main guide was just great... He gave us so many informations about the whales...seals and sharks and the environment generally... Enjoyed every minute of the 2 hours trip... And the best... We...More

Thank pj20one
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This trip was very disappointing. Before booking the trip we were told there were still hundreds of whales but we only saw 3! We spent the whole time circling around 3 whales.

Date of experience: October 2018
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18 July 2018|
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Response from Whalewatchers2014 | Property representative |
Hi there! the weather is unpredictable! Some days the sea is calm, other times not! Whale watching however only takes place in save conditions. The sightings this year is exceptional good. Its worth doing it.
12 July 2018|
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Response from Whalewatchers2014 | Property representative |
Hi there! August is perfect time for whale watching. If the trip is cancelled due to bad weather, your money will be refunded or, if you choose to do so, you will be booked on another trip.
Julie O
24 May 2018|
Response from Whalewatchers2014 | Property representative |
Hi there. Unfortunately that will be a bit to late. The whales normally leave at the end of Nov.