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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 28 October 2016

I had a very bad experience with Ivanhoe Sea Safari. We were on a mistrip and did not see anything at all. Our voucher from Ivanhoe says: "We shall do our very best to reschedule you on the next available trip, or offer a full...More

1  Thank Casper121212
ivanhoeseasafaris, Owner at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

No Whale Guarantee – Disappointing – Not as we expected – Disappointing All the 4 reviews on the 28th-Oct were by the same family. Vindictive to do this and place a blemish on our record, as well as not reporting all the correct facts. One...More

Reviewed 23 October 2016

Ivanhoe Sea Safaris are friendly, courteous, professional and knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip from Gansbaai harbour into Walker Bay to view Southern Right whales. We saw at least six mother and calf pairs, and two adult whales. What most impressed me about Ivanhoe's crew...More

Thank Shapiros
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Booked whale watching with Ivanhoe sea safari not expecting to see everything rather hoping as you cannot predict nature! But were overjoyed with what we got with the captains professional crew we managed to see many whales and a unexpected dolphin show whilst keeping a...More

1  Thank Pope935
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a beautiful time, the guides were very nice and answering all our questions, they really do their best to make sure you see a maximum of sealife! We saw a whale and its baby, it was magical. The trip is very peaceful, i...More

Thank Charlotte_Ber
Reviewed 13 October 2016

A mid-morning departure from the Gaansbaai harbor on Ivanhoe Whale watching boat, approximately 2 hours scenic drive from Cape Town, was the start of our journey which created a memory which will last a lifetime. Safety first. The crew first took us through all the...More

Thank markashlin
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Very good We were later than expected and called and was no problem They have respect for the animals and a lot of information And they pick up the garbage out if the sea . We recomed this trip

Thank Hubo46
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The Ivanhoe team arranged for a shark diving (with another great company) + whale watching for the same day for us, which was really great and couldn't be managed with other companies. They were really open - telling us that no whales were seen earlier...More

Thank alex g
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Was an awesome trip with Ivanhoe Sea Safaris yesterday afternoon. The Southern Right whales and the calfs put on an awesome show for us and the staff were very informative and kept us all entertained with the valuable information we learned from them. the skipper...More

1  Thank Shark_Cage_Diving_co
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Very dynamic, motivated crew. However, boat trip at sea to the bay where whales are takes about 30 minutes there and back, so you will loose a whole hour travelling of your 2 hours slot. Once we found the whales the experience was amazing. However,...More

Thank Simon S
Bambooozle, Owner at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Dear Simon, Thank you for you review and I apologies for not replying to your critic on the day as I have been attending the Hermanus Whale Festival. Firstly I’d like to address your comment about the travel time to the whales. Walker Bay is...More

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I recommend this company more than others in Hermanus. They are more professional. I really enjoy the experience in this boat

Thank pilarposorio
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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.