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Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

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Hawe Street | Gansbaai Harbour, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
+27 28 384 0556
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Big 5 Sea Safari in Walker Bay from Gansbaai
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hawe Street | Gansbaai Harbour, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
+27 28 384 0556

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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

2  Thank BiancaWolff1
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


Thank actheron
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.

Thank Nazreen B
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Whilst we have the best land based whale watching in the world around Hermanus, to actually be out on the water with these wonderful creatures is a completely different experience. I can highly recommend Ivanhoe Sea Safaris for the professional manner in which they conduct...More

Thank Domenique7
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Ivanhoe was recommend to us and was well worth the trip. The boat only accommodates a smaller group of people, so it's ideal & not over crowded. The Skipper & Crew were very professional and filled us in on some interesting facts about the whales....More

Thank STinkler
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We chose this tour as it was based out of a good location for where we were staying. We got to see several groups of whales very close. I was reassured by the way the crew conducted things and would thoroughly recommend this boat.

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The departure of whale watching tours near Hermanus are all from Gansebay (40 mins drive!). We booked at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris since they were recommended and were the only one's who still had some free places. They are worth the money, I can tell you....More

Thank KaBe49
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Although it was early season we managed to see a few southern whales quite close. The boat was not packed with people so it was nice. Good value for money.

Thank Iaki L
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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.