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Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

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Hawe Street | Gansbaai Harbour, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
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US$64,37*
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Big 5 Sea Safari in Walker Bay from Gansbaai
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US$102,98*
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Whale Watching from Gansbaai
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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
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Hawe Street | Gansbaai Harbour, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
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"whale watching"
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"see whales"
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"southern right whales"
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"prime position"
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"reduced price"
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"brilliant trip"
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"small group of people"
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"whale trip"
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"mid morning"
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"de kelders"
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"two hours"
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"knowledgeable crew"
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

We have been in Cape Town for just over a week, we booked most of our activities before we left the uk. Weather has not been kind to us and our original booking day with ivanhoe was cancelled.. the team gave us good notice so...More

Thank Jon F
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Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

We arranged this visit from the uk and were not disappointed at all. It was booked through Cape Town tours, who used Ivanhoe for the sea safaris, but this turned out to be Ivanhoe transporting too and we had an absolutely amazing day, like a...More

Thank Sla40
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

The whole experience from the collection at The Chocolate House B & B to meeting the crew and the actual Safari on the well equipped boat was AMAZING. Crew were so informative and we were very privileged to see these beautiful Mammals in action. Our...More

Thank TheChocolateHouse
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Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

We are staying at a guest house in Hermanus and they recommend we use Ivanhoe sea safaries over one of the Hermanus operators which tend to over crowd the boats. We were not disappointed. After a short and informative safety briefing by the skipper Jason...More

Thank pats191
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Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

We went whale watching with this company. Our impressions were that they were a very professional outfit. The boat was stable - despite some high swells. The captain certainty knew what he was doing. The guys were good, sound professional skipper and crew, very knowledgeable...More

Thank Julie F
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

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Leon H
27 October 2017|
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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
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Agami_11
12 April 2016|
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Response from Mailsurf |
Whales arrive in June and leave December.
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