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Hermanus Whale Watchers

Boat-based whale watching encounters around Hermanus, near Cape Town in the Overberg.

How to Enjoy Hermanus Whale Watchers

Whale Watchers in Hermanus offers you the chance to experience the rush of a close encounter with the planet’s largest mammals, a memorable experience that will open up a whole new world. Our permits allow us to get 50m from the whales and often when they see us, their inquisitive nature brings them closer.

The Whale Watchers’ boat has capacity for 36 passengers and is completely wheelchair friendly. The vessel is fully equipped and the twin hull provides superior stability ensuring your safety and comfort. Our Whale Watchers guides and crew are SAMA registered, highly experienced and multilingual.

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Amazing trip and experience with extremely knowledgeable guides. They put us right in the middle of...  -  John Kovarik.

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What people say about Hermanus Whale Watchers.

John Kovarik

Amazing trip and experience with extremely knowledgeable guides. They put us right in the middle of the whales where they were all around us the entire time, which was about an hour. Great views from both the top and bottom and both sides of the boat and the guides have you rotate your locations on the boat so everyone has opportunities for great pictures. We also spent 15 minutes in a large pod of dolphins. The guides are knowledgeable, personable and helpful and explained much of the lifecycle and biology of the whales and dolphins. Boat ride from the harbor was maybe 40 minutes and that's more dependent on the Captain locating the whales. We completed a similar whale watching tour in Maui which was nowhere near as informative as this one in Hermanus. Great time and highly recommended.

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Jared Sukdaven

What a great time! Guides were friendly, helpful, great time!

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Jasmine Nash

Amazing experience. The team were great and lovely - really informative and took extra steps to ensure we were safe on the boat. I would 100% recommend!

Jasmine Nash experienced the Whale Watching

Marie Lessmann

Everyone of the 3 family members were very impressed with the service and experience of the Hermanus Whate Watcher's boat trip. They had a wonderful informative experience! Thank you very much. Also than you for the fast reaction ond the double payment that was paid very fast. Best Regards, Marie Lessmann

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