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Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

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Gansbaai, South Africa
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About Ivanhoe Sea Safaris
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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anneeSussex wrote a review 08 Aug
Washington, United Kingdom105 contributions42 helpful votes
What on earth can I say about Ivanhoe Sea Safaris other than this experience is truly magical in every way. We were met with a safety briefing on board and told what we may or may not see, that we would be out for about 2 hours and after that we settled in for what would turn out to be a wonderful couple of hours on the water. We were educated on the Southern right whale by the most knowledgable of guides and saw so many cows with their young calfs, some whales mating ("Whale porn" is a new one on me:), Seals, dolphins and even a humpback whale. The boat is wonderful, they only allow a small number of people onboard..I think about 25-30 and everywhere you stand or sit has great views. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company to anyone looking for a smaller trip to see the whales rather than the very popular larger companies around Hermanus. When going back to our car we met one of the staffs dog, "Diesel"....what a sweetheart and gives the best dog kisses ! Can't remember the owners name....but he had great teeth :) All in all a fabulous experience and a shame I am leaving to go North in a couple of days or I would be booking again....and again. Well done chaps....you made a British ladies day.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Britta wrote a review 07 Aug
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Fantastic experience. Saw lots of whales. Knowledgable guide. Stunning views from the boat Best whale watching ever and we have done a lot
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Melody L wrote a review 01 Aug
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions1 helpful vote
The team was great, informing me of predicted bad weather and hence changing our boat timings. Pick up was easy and straightforward. The guide, Wayne, was knowledgeable and friendly. He was particularly kind towards my 3 year old who had sea sickness and didn't see any whales nor dolphins (because he was sick) and gave him a chance to see crocodiles during lunch. We really appreciate the kind gesture to be upgraded from a half day tour to a full day tour when the team heard it was my son's 3rd birthday on the day of sailing. Really enjoyed our experience with the team and will definitely recommend this to anyone who is keen on whale watching!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Kevin A wrote a review 01 Aug
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Amazing once in a live time experience. Of course you need to get a bit lucky, as always with wildlife, but the crew was sooo experienced that they might find a whale in a river. Very very nice and lovely staff, from the captain to the girl selling tickets.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Anon im wrote a review 01 Aug
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It was very very much epic lots of whales sighted there in the shallow water and we even got to see a mating group
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Date of experience: August 2022
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