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.


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.

Pick up and drop off at your hotel or guesthouse around Cape Town city centre.

  • Luxury Vehicle with Passenger Liability Cover
  • Qualified Tourist Guide
  • Free Wi-Fi on Board
  • Cold Bottled Water/ Still & Sparkling

Pick up and drop off at Cape Town International Airport is not included.

  • Refreshments other than mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entrance fees to activities
  • Lunch and boat trip
  • Entrance fees at various places of interest will be for your own account


  • In case of non-presentation on the tours, full cancellation fees will apply
  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your tours
  • General information and conditions of carriage prices, routes, places of interest, destinations, hotels and restaurants are subject to availability and to change
  • Tour departure and arrival are approximate
  • French, Spanish or German and any other foreign language guides are available on request
  • All our vehicles are insured substantially for passenger liability
  • All tours are subject to minimum number of passengers
  • Luggage and personal possessions are carried at your own risk
  • Please ensure that valuables and travel documents are kept safe at all times

Private Whale Watching Full Day Tour

Whale watching full day tour from Cape Town is about 2 hours by car or shuttle. 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.

Duration: 8 hours
Full Day: ZAR3000 per person


Departure: 08h00
Returning: 17h30


  • Hermanus is beautiful town nestled between Sea and Mountains
  • Offers Land based shore whale watching
  • Whale encounter with more close sighting of the southern Right Whale
  • Boat trip (Optional and Advance booking is required)
  • Sir Lowry’s pass drive
  • Cheetahs farm viewing and Encounter(Optional)
  • The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
  • Lunch at the Shore of Hermanus(Optional)
  • Gordon’s bay, pringle bay and Betty’s bay