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Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

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Address: Hawe Street | Gansbaai Harbour, Gansbaai, South Africa
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+27 28 384 0556
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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A typical trip will have you exploring our magnificent coastline and bay...

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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wonderful experience

just amazing, excellent staff on board and the way they approach the animals is really gentle and respectful. just unforgettable

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
Enrica N
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Turin, Italy

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Turin, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

just amazing, excellent staff on board and the way they approach the animals is really gentle and respectful. just unforgettable

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Thanks for everything, punctual and well-organized. We saw 7 or 8 whales in total, thanks to Carla, Jason and team! :-) And 1 juvenile southern right whale kept coming back to our boat, flapping his fin and I assume "playing" with us... It was so close and I can see his eye and blowhole so clearly! Lol Overall, super recommended... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We drove over from Hermanus for this tour and it was definitely worth driving out further for this. It was really great. The boat is a nice size and is not over crowded like the other tours we went on. The guides were really good and they had a marine biologist on board too. There was never a moment when... More 

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Thank Jessica R
Gauteng, South Africa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

After seeing the whales up close and personal myself, I took my family to see this MAGNIFICENT species. The Staff , boat and care given to both Whales and Humans is wonderful. The young lady gave us so much info we came away totally satisfied. My daughter discovered that she suffers badly from motion sickness and again the staff was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We took the whale watching trip with our two boys age 7 & 3. We all had a wonderful time and saw 9 whales. The team were very knowledgable and friendly. The lady in the office even printed a series of maps for us when we asked for directions to the southern most point. The boat was clean and even... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

What a super-AWEsome experience! We've always wanted to see whales up close & the Ivanhoe Crew made that Dream come true! Saw at least 3 pods of up to 4 whales each.. We're Whale Wars fans &, caring about the whales as much as we do, were concerned about the impact we would have on them while going to view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The love for whales is certainly one of the first things you notice with the crew, they are passionate and at no way allow the boat to interfere with the whales behaviours, the whales move naturally in there environment and if your lucky they come close enough for you to get great footage. The crew are 10/10 highly recommend having... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

A conservation conscious establishment with a very professional and experienced crew – definitely worth the money

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Thank Piet T
Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Ivanhoe Sea Safaris in Gansbaai, South-Africa, offers an excellant whale watching tour. From start to finish the skipper and crew were very professional, friendly and informative, sharing their knowledge about the whales with us. With no guarantee that we will see any whales, we started the boat trip at 13H00 and within 20 minutes we came across the first group... More 

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Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Once in a lifetime experience. Completely thrilled with every aspect of the tour. Will highly recommend to anyone with an interest in whales.

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