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Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

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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...more
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Hawe Street | Gansbaai Harbour, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
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+27 28 384 0556
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really friendly crew willing group answer all of my questions. We saw a few different groups of whales and the boat went close enough for us to get a great look but not too close as to disturb them. We saw a pod of dolphins...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again we went to Ivanhoe sea safaris for whale watching in South Africa. Last time it was brilliant. This time was even better. Close encounter with whales, some had a calf. The skipper was knowledgeable and friendly, as were all the crew. We had...More

Thank Neil C
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Neil, We are extremely bless in our BBWW area - Off the Cliffs of De Kelders / Gansbaai it has been proven season on season that this area carries the highest volume of visiting Southern Right Whales. We are sure whales know our boat...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience from start to finish ! After a lovely drive to Gans Baai from Cape Town we were welcomed by the friendly staff ! The boat was not over crowded with enough people to not be too full and still have plenty...More

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ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled in self car hire return to Cape Town for 10am departure. Took 2.5 hrs and is a straight fwd journey. Coffe on arrival and then on board. Boat smaller than I expected (but this is not a negative) as it was comfortable and most...More

Thank CMASTLES
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent trip where the skipper did his utmost to search for whales. We were surrounded by southern right whales. Saw seals delphins some brideswhales and 1 pinguin. Of course you have to be Lucky but skippers aim was to find whales. When...More

Thank Ingrid v
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly reception at their offices in the harbour. At the boat the crew received us in a good spirit and convey the safety rules in a relaxing manner, yet serious. The manner in which the viewing is conducted respect the sea creatures and let you...More

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ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I organised a sunday sunset whale watching tour just a few days before going. The Ivanhow team were extremely responsive and helpful, and even arranged our transfer from Cape Town for us. Everything went smoothly on the day, we had wonderful weather...More

Thank Emma I
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again, what a fabulous 'Close to Nature' experience. We were Blessed with a picture perfect day & saw the Big 3 - Brydes, Humpback & Southern Right whales as well as the Little 3 - African Penguin, Seals & Comorants. The ethical respect shown...More

Thank WildatheartHermanus
ivanhoeseasafaris, Owner at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review our crew is very passionate about there love for these majestic creatures that we get spend so much time with and they also assist the marine biologist with her research on the southern right whales who also...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

As we own a guesthouse in Cape Town, we were invited to an educational tour in Gansbaai yesterday. We had the most perfect day ever, the weather was on our side and we saw lots of beautiful whales cruising around our boat. From the administration...More

Thank ParkerCottage
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We had the opportunity to go on a whale watching trip woth Ivanhoe. We arrived at their offices, signed in and headed for the boat. After a quick briefing we headed out to sea. We were hardly out of the harbour and spotted our first...More

Thank Keith L
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

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Leon H
27 October 2017|
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Response from BurySt_EdmundsTrevor | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I took this tour in September and saw breaching whales and mothers and their calves. Of course you cannot predict nature so this is no guarantee you will see anything-however this outfit are very professional and... More
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Agami_11
12 April 2016|
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Whales arrive in June and leave December.
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