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Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

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Hawe Street | Gansbaai Harbour, Gansbaai, South Africa
+27 28 384 0556
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Big 5 Sea Safari in Walker Bay from Gansbaai
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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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Hawe Street | Gansbaai Harbour, Gansbaai, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 December 2014

We did the whale watching trip of 1300 pm. The full capacity of the boat is 38 people, but we were only with 25 (more or less). That meant there was plenty of space on the boat and everyone had a good view of the...More

1  Thank Marlena H
Reviewed 24 November 2014

We booked our trip before we left England and confirmed it the day before. Unfortunately we struggled with the directions and got hopelessly lost, not helped by the tourist information centre pointing us in the wrong direction. When we finally arrvived we had missed our...More

Thank Victoria Y
Reviewed 5 November 2014

2.5 hours out of Cape Town is Gansbaii , where the best whale watching in Africa can be found. Southern right whales congregate in Walker Bay to calve and start to raise their young. Do yourself a favour , take a 20 minute drive further...More

Thank stevejmorgan
Reviewed 27 October 2014

If you are in De Kelders you must do a Tour with these guys. They know what to do and how to behave near the Whales! They love there Job and they are very goog in it! This was really a Highlight!

Thank Mina6280
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Our whale watching trip out at sea was certainly a memorable one, we found the vessel to be comfortable and the crew knowledgeable and professional, considering the safety and well being of the whales, the passengers and the crew at all times. A worthwhile experience...More

2  Thank garybrown45
Reviewed 18 October 2014

must do when in town; the guys are very helpful and you can tell that they care about their nature and animals! graet experience

Thank Pitspe
Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

When visiting the Westcape area in October, whale watching is a must-do! There are only a few companies with licences for whale watching tours in the Hermanus area and since Ivanhoe came highly recommended by our hotel hostess we decided to drive slightly further out...More

Thank Katja_AMS
Reviewed 9 October 2014

I booked a tour with Ivanhoe. Unfortunately, on the morning we were supposed to go on the tour, they informed us that the boat wouldn't be able to go out. However, they promptly offered to book us on another tour operator on the same day...More

Thank ardentrover
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Best way to spend 2 hours! I'm lucky to see whales in Walker Bay on a daily basis from De Kelders but there is something entirely magical about being able to observe these magnificent marine creatures in the own habitat. The captain and crew are...More

Thank scar*let n
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Whale watching by boat is an amazing experience, and something that should be on your bucket list. We had a great morning with the Ivanhoe crew - even though the wind was blowing quite hard, which did make the sea quite choppy and difficult to...More

1  Thank geoffelske
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Leon H
27 October 2017|
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
12 April 2016|
Response from Mailsurf |
Whales arrive in June and leave December.