Boat Tours & water sports in Hermanus

Top Boat Tours & Water Sports in Hermanus, South Africa

Boat Tours & Water Sports in Hermanus

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2 hours
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92% of travellers recommend this experience
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R 1 112,00
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3 hours
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97% of travellers recommend this experience
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R 1 450,00
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  • Rhea T
    2 contributions
    Excellent excellent experience! Highly recommend for anyone visiting hermanus! Tour guide Jacque was amazing with a world of knowledge.
    Written 26 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Eddie
    9 contributions
    Its a little out side of whale season, so we knew there was a chance we wouldn't see whales. That being said we still had a wonderful time, and my family live the trip from Cape Town, and the boat ride. We saw sharks, seals, and penguins. They took us through shark alley and the penguins rehabilitation center.

    One the way back to Cape Town, we stopped by for a wonderful lunch in Hermanus.

    Thanks again Dave. We greatly enjoyed our time with you.
    Written 24 December 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • jshafenstein
    St. Petersburg, FL2 contributions
    We had an excellent day with Bosch Travel and Tours. Our driver, Orion, arrived early, explained the day, and was a great host. Prior to our trip, we were contacted through Viator to make sure we understood what was included in our booking. Orion drove us to Hermanus, gave us some history of the area and answered all of our questions. When we got to the dock, it was clear the boat owners knew him and he received a warm greeting. It was agreed that we paid for the whale watching separately, since it is dependent on weather (part of the communication before our trip). The boat company even gave us a discount when they saw our tour guide.

    The ship (yacht) was fantastic and after seeing the other options, we clearly were with the best. We saw all 3 varieties of whales and stayed on the water longer than the other boats.

    It was lunchtime when we finished the Whale watching, and Orion made reservations for us at a local restaurant.
    Our next stop was to see the Penguins, followed by a scenic drive along the coast. He answered all of our questions along the way--even making useful suggestions of things to do on the remaining days in our trip.

    We concluded the day at a gift shop (we requested this!) and he took us to a shop that offered 60% off their prices. We never would have found it without him.

    We highly recommend Orion and Bosch Travel and Tours. I don't usually write reviews, but we thought this deserved one!
    Written 10 August 2018
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  • David B
    Cumbria, England14 contributions
    Firstly, the day out we had, bore no resemblance to the previous reviews. It does illustrate however, how much the weather and/ or guide can influence the enjoyment or otherwise of this trip. Pick up was on time, the only surprise being that there were 7 others in the mini bus on the same trip - but this did mean we then got charged the reduced fee for a 'group'.
    Our guide was personable and chatty and gave us a running commentary of what we could see and some of the history behind South Africa.
    The botanical gardens (£ included) were a bit of a dead loss purely because it was the wrong time of year, but served as useful 'stretch' stop en route.
    The boat based whale watching (optional - £ not included) was helped by the fact that it was wall to wall blue sky and mill pond like sea state. This was early Sept and during the 2 hrs or so, we saw probably 5 or 6 whales with calves close up and a pod of bottlenose dolphins.
    Lunch was in Hermanus (£ not included) and you could go to whichever restaurant/cafe that took your fancy.
    On the way back to Cape Town we stopped at a vineyard for a wine tasting session (£ included). All very nice.
    Overall a full day out 08:45 to 18:00 - no complaints at all.
    Written 10 September 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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