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“Superb trip , absolute must do.”

Ivanhoe Sea Safaris
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US$62,63*
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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 5 November 2014

2.5 hours out of Cape Town is Gansbaii , where the best whale watching in Africa can be found. Southern right whales congregate in Walker Bay to calve and start to raise their young.

Do yourself a favour , take a 20 minute drive further on from the tourist hotspot of Hermanus and the commercial boats out of there and instead pick Ivanhoe , from the first moment you meet them you can see they obviously care about the whales that are the foundation of the business and the trip reinforced this in spades. Slow approaches, consideration for the well being of the whales, professional and helpful to all their guests. No shortage of whales were spotted ( it was in excess of 20 ) and we were able to get close enough for good pictures without disturbing them in their natural environment.

Brilliant experience. Totally recommended.

Thank stevejmorgan
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Reviewed 27 October 2014

If you are in De Kelders you must do a Tour with these guys. They know what to do and how to behave near the Whales! They love there Job and they are very goog in it! This was really a Highlight!

Thank Mina6280
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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.

2  Thank garybrown45
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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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