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More about Whale Watching

The Whale Watchers in Hermanus, South Africa is a boat-based whale watching company offering an exciting up-close and personal encounter with Southern Right Whales in their natural environment.

Whale watching season starts in June and ends December.

An exhilarating two-hour voyage to discover Walkerbay’s wonderful wildlife, stunning coastline, and famous whales.

Our vessel, Unathi is WHEELCHAIR accessible and CHILD-FRIENDLY.

THE VESSEL – Unathi is a 36 seater, a 15-meter catamaran with two 380HP inboard diesel engines. THE CREW: You will be accompanied by our SAMSA registered skipper and two SATOUR registered guides.

Don't miss out on a trip with us on Unathi.

What people say

This was the highlight of our trip to South Africa. We had 8 whales around the boat - 2 females and ...  -  Tania Rydon.



2 hours


From June to November


New Harbour (Westcliff Road, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa) As you enter the gate at the New Harbour, we are the orange building on your right hand side. Arrival time is 30 minutes prior to departure.


Weather dependent

What to Wear:

Warm clothes, windbreaker

Things to bring:

Camera, food, drink, sunblock, sunglasses, anti nausea medication (should seasickness be a concern - we recommend that the medication is taken the night before and two hours prior to the trip).

Guests or Spectators:

Only paying guest allowed on boat. ****NOTE:All adults and children must be added to the top adult and children block before choosing the add-on discount ARRIVAL TIME IS 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE
Inclusions & Exclusions


1.5 - 2 Hour Guided Whale Watching trip Life Jackets Coffee on arrival Complimentary water. Clean In-house toilets


Transport. Entrance fee to the Harbour ( R5 payable upon entry) For more information you are more than welcome to contact us: Tel: +27 28 312 4957 Cell/WhatsApp: +27 82 931 8064 Email:

Opinions On Whale Watching

What the locals say about Whale Watching .

Tania Rydon

This was the highlight of our trip to South Africa. We had 8 whales around the boat - 2 females and 6 males trying to mate with them. Staff were very informative and boat was comfortable and safe. Would highly recommend.

Silva Lieberherr

It was a great tour, saw several whales, had plenty of time and interesting explanations! thanks!

Pierluigi tiriticco

amazing stay in hermanus. good hospitality, friendly bute very professional. hope to be back again. and also great watching in the bay we meet a lot of whale just beside our boat. the equipe on board was very good

Ann Sandriman

We saw whales and dolphins very close to the boat. So wonderful to experience this although me and my daughter were sea sick. The crew did their best to comfort us. Great crew!


Idyllic Hermanus is a whale watching paradise set along a picturesque bay teeming with natural life.

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