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Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

#6 of 16 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Gansbaai Features Animals
Hawe Street | Gansbaai Harbour, Gansbaai, South Africa
+27 28 384 0556
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A typical trip will have you exploring our magnificent coastline and bay while looking for whales, dolphins, sharks, seals and seabirds. Apart from the Southern Right Whales, we are able to view Brides Whales, Humpback Whales and possibly even Great White Sharks.There are many Cape Fur Seals, African Penguins, Dolphins, Sunfish and plenty of coastal marine birds to been seen whilst out at sea.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hawe Street | Gansbaai Harbour, Gansbaai, South Africa
+27 28 384 0556
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Reviewed today via mobile

With my wife and two kids, we drove two hours from Cape Town. We got into the boat and found no seats except inside the cabin. When we complained about it to the instructor/driver, he suggested that we leave and get a refund. It is...More

Thank Greenbelt6862 .
Reviewed today via mobile

We had a perfect day: calm sea with no winds and saw lots of whales in the bay. The Ivanhoe crew was very knowledgeable and they seemed to have real fun in doing their job. I also felt that they really make sure to disturb...More

Thank _ana_moeller
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We saw quite a few of southern right whales! It was amazing how close we got and Karla was so informative and patient with all our questions! The main reason we booked with this place is because they only book 25 or less people on...More

Thank julienrichtravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Conditions were perfect. the sea was flat and the sun was out. The information board showed that the day before produced a lot of whale sightings and so we were optimistic. And what a successful outing. We found Bryde's quite quickly and were able to...More

Thank Hunneyball
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We selected the company because the boat looked "wind and rain proof". We could hide if it was required. We were lucky and had very good weather. The crew very friendly and knowledgeable. Sightings excellent. Highly recommended

Thank Steve120
Reviewed 10 April 2017

WoW! From friendly, professional staff, with their knowledge and passion, to the great service eats and drinks! We were informed that we might not see anything. So the informative talks on the caves, sea bamboo and bridlife was enough. But then, to our surprise and...More

1  Thank karinupstairs
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Recently out with Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, as U.K. Tourists we couldn't recommend this company highly enough, we were told we might not see anything this time of year which we didn't but the staff more than made up for that. Highly informative, great fun, we...More

Thank loustch
Reviewed 6 January 2017

As locals, we were amazed that we had so much still to learn about the beautiful area in which we live. The knowledgeable Staff from Ivanhoe Sea Safaris shared information ranging from, the sights, caves & coastline of De Kelders, to facts & figures about...More

Thank WildatheartHermanus
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I suspected that I had left it too late in the season, and I was also warned by the tour operator that there are unlikely to be whale sightings, but we decided to go anyway at a very much reduced price. We toured with 2...More

Thank SVW212
Reviewed 14 November 2016

it was a bad season for the whales when we went on the cruise. but the staff did all they could to take us to the best spot to see whales and sharks. and even if the season was almost over, we were able to...More

Thank nathgeagea
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12 April 2016|
Response from Mailsurf |
Whales arrive in June and leave December.