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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 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
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We had a beautifull experience with this safari. Luckily the sea was calm with light swell. A very capable crew tells the guests all about the whales and approaches them with respect. We saw almost 10 whales on our two hour plus trip and got...More

Thank Dick H
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We were a little sceptical as to what we might encounter but were at once highly impressed with the professional yet sensitive approach of the boat crew to the many whales we did encounter The boat is well equipped and made possible some "to die...More

1  Thank GREENSEssex
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We went with our 2 children (2 and 5), on a sunny calm day, the team is so friendly , its a family business and our daughter was with their daughter piloting the boat with the Captain daddy. We saw a lot of whaes and...More

Thank indiasophia
Reviewed 26 September 2013

My wife and I went out on Ivanhoe with our 4 children between 7 and 3. We had close interactions with several groups of whales and a school of dolphins. It was wonderful to hear and see these creatures in their own waters. The ship...More

Thank Sean B
Reviewed 23 September 2013

This was our second whale watching experience this month and there was truly NO comparison. We had a miserable time on the overcrowded boat with Southern Right Charters but Ivanhoe provided us with an experience that we will remember positively our whole lives. From the...More

2  Thank azhootie
Reviewed 27 October 2012

Ivanhoe are great. This is an experienced team who know exactly what they are doing, are obviously concerned about the well being of the great sea creatures we are going to see, and make the whole whale watching experience really worthwhile... This reviewer has been...More

1  Thank derekandsabine
Reviewed 31 December 2011

Used these guys after much recommendation from TA users. Surprised that there werent too many reviews. Got in touch with them through their website and they were extremely helpful and very quick in answering my queries. Booked it by email and paid them when we...More

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