Our permit entitles us to approach the whales up to 50m and then we stop to observe, it is then up to the whales to approach closer. Being naturally curious, the whales often come right up to the boat. It is definitely ‘a magical experience to be treasured’. Recommended Seasonal for whale watching tours is September – November. From Cape Town city centre is about 2 Hours by car / shuttle.
A whale is a widely dispersed and varied fully aquatic marine mammal. The full day whale watching tour provide an opportunity to see and experience Royal Southern Whales at close range. The Royal Southern Whales migrate from the Antarctic in June, to the coast of Hermanus, which is the mating and breeding spot of the Southern Right Whale during the winter and spring months.
WHALE WATCHING HERMANUS TOUR
The whale watching trip begins with an on-land briefing presented by our whale specialist guide before heading down the jetty to our catamaran. We then set off from the Hermanus New Harbour in search of the ‘gentle giants.’ During the tour our friendly, knowledgeable crew adds that personal touch to ensure an all-round great experience, from ensuring you don’t miss the perfect photo opportunities to serving complimentary light refreshments.
Your Whale Specialist guide will interpret the marine life encountered en route and provide insight into the behaviour of the whales while you are watching them in action. Our videographer will ensure that the best footage is captured.