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“Close up and personal”

Ivanhoe Sea Safaris
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US$62,61*
and up
Big 5 Sea Safari in Walker Bay from Gansbaai
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Our whale watching trip out at sea was certainly a memorable one, we found the vessel to be comfortable and the crew knowledgeable and professional, considering the safety and well being of the whales, the passengers and the crew at all times. A worthwhile experience to return.

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Reviewed 18 October 2014

must do when in town; the guys are very helpful and you can tell that they care about their nature and animals! graet experience

Thank Pitspe
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Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

When visiting the Westcape area in October, whale watching is a must-do! There are only a few companies with licences for whale watching tours in the Hermanus area and since Ivanhoe came highly recommended by our hotel hostess we decided to drive slightly further out to Gansbaai and join their late morning trip. Like most other reviewers, we got an almost private tour with very few other people on board. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and respectful towards the animals. We encountered a fur seal, some penguins and quite a few whales with calves. The staff always kept the boat at a nice distance, close enough to take some great photos yet far enough not to disturb these magnificent mammals. Great little company!

Thank Katja_AMS
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Reviewed 9 October 2014

I booked a tour with Ivanhoe. Unfortunately, on the morning we were supposed to go on the tour, they informed us that the boat wouldn't be able to go out. However, they promptly offered to book us on another tour operator on the same day a few hours later. We didn't have to make any confirmations with the other tour operator because Ivanhoe took care of everything and informed us of all the details. Great service!

Thank ardentrover
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Reviewed 2 October 2014

Best way to spend 2 hours! I'm lucky to see whales in Walker Bay on a daily basis from De Kelders but there is something entirely magical about being able to observe these magnificent marine creatures in the own habitat. The captain and crew are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly which makes for a wonderful, educational experience. Small groups allow for personal attention and movement aboard - great for photographers looking for the perfect shot. A memorable and joyous adventure for old and young alike, family, solo or for a romantic trip for two. If you are visiting the Stanford/Gansbaai area, this is a must!

Thank scar*let n
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