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Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

#7 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 20 September 2016

It was amazing be with excellent and friendly crew on board. The board time was punctual and well organize. On board staff was knowledgeable about the whale and explained it quite well to us the activity and what to expect.

Thank chae S
Reviewed 14 September 2016

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

Thank Enrica N
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...More

Thank SoeJoe
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...More

Thank Jessica R
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....More

Thank stanandMary1
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...More

Thank Ruthb111
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...More

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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...More

Thank Darren D
Reviewed 29 August 2016

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

Thank Piet T
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...More

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