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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 29 October 2015

Starts from Gansbaai Harbour about 40 minutes from Hermanus by car. We got there in good time finding a place to park, free parking and then sat in the shade outside the Ivanoe office before checking in about 30 to 40 minutes before the trip,...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I had the most amassing time with these people. The captain. Jason knows his stuff. Any question about the whales or sharks. He knew the answer. Safety is their most important concern. Not just for the gests. But for the whales and any other creature...More

Thank 418 578
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Good booking experience. Quick to respond to my online inquiry. Boat is dated. Felt like the upfront speech by the operators led us to believe we would be seeing many whales (don't touch the whales when they come up to the boat). We only saw...More

Thank christyd416
Reviewed 16 October 2015

it was a great experience wit ivanhoe...jason and his team were very cordial and friendly...they took us very close to the whales...one of them just passed beneath our boats...we were given ample time with the whales...as a bones we also got to see a school...More

Thank sandipbarmannrs
Reviewed 13 October 2015

We've done this all over the world, and never got close to whales. This time we did. A mother and calf came up to the boat to review us. They were seen in the distance, and we then stopped to allow them the choice. We...More

Thank GilliesMac
Reviewed 13 October 2015

From booking the trip to doing the trip everyone has been very efficient and friendly. The actual trip was awesome, from the whales doing there thing to the knowledgeable and friendly crew. The boat is in excellent condition and well equipped. I can't wait to...More

Thank duskydiver
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Boat a bit full, getting close to the whales and still accepting their natural behavior, none of them wanted to get too close to the boat. Suddenly surrounded by whales around us. Would have liked to get more background information. Still beautiful experience even though...More

Thank SwitzerlandSam
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

We decided on Ivanhoe Safari's as they seemed to offer a more personalised experience. (Only taking max 20 people.) We did see many whales, but not as close up as we would've liked. -That is entirely up to the whales. :) But it was definately...More

Thank W O
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We went on a trip to see the whales on september 8 in the morning. We got a call the day before if we could do the trip in the afternoon because they had to feed the whales and because of the strong wind it...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2015

I went with my two young boys and thought they might get bored but the experience captured their attention and the crew paid special attention to them and answered all their questions. Excellent organisation, professional information and truly respectful approaching and navigation among and between...More

Thank rowe3
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Hi, we would like to take a whale watching tour in Cape Town end of next week and before booking we wanted to ask if whale watching is worth doing in late April. Are whales at all to be seen? Thanks!
12 April 2016|
Response from Mailsurf |
Whales arrive in June and leave December.