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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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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
+27 28 384 0556
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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
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Amazing 2 and a bit hours watching the whales. Crew very friendly and helpful with lots of information about the whales and dolphins we saw. Small group size made the experience even better. Definitely worth the trip on from Hermanus to Gansbai to go whale...More

Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Just today, me and my husband went on a sea safari with Ivanhoe and we're both very very pleased! Not only was the whale viewing great (we saw the whales up close, breaching and diving, it was absolutely amazing), the staff and the crew was...More

Thank SylwiaAdrian
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We stayed in Hermanus and hired a car to go to this particular business-about 30 minutes away. We read reviews on Trip Advisor and agree that they are a good company to view the whales with. It was a Sunday in September. Apparently, many business...More

1  Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 14 September 2014

My husband and I went on this trip to get a closer look at the whales that we regularly see from the shore. We live in the area and are therefore not unacquainted with the whales. We were impressed with the organization of the team...More

Thank Martie M
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We read reviews here and decided to go with Ivanhoe over the other whale experiences by boat. We we're not disappointed! Ivanhoe did everything they could to make a great experience. From really quick email responses all hours of the night (I had a thread...More

1  Thank Paul K
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I wanted to offer additional services to our guests at 185 Beach Road Villa and boutique Apartments in nearby Gordon's Bay and decided to first personally 'check out' the facilities of Ivanhoe. I was most impressed by the service, professionalism and was assured of the...More

1  Thank Jeanette L
Reviewed 30 July 2014

The dream came true to see the whales, the weather was a big problem but the Ivanhoe team team were so helpful. They rescheduled the trip several times due to weather, Southern right whales and humpback whales, what a great day.

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We chose Ivanhoe because of their smaller group sizes. We have been on many whale watches and our priority was a small group tour that didn’t crowd the boat. Michele was great with answering our questions when we first contacted Ivanhoe. She kept us updated...More

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