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Southern Right Whale Season

The Southern Right Whales arrive in Hermanus around June and stick around until mid-December. During this time, Hermanus Whale Watchers run daily whale watching trips from New Harbour. Remember, boats fill up quickly, so contact us to book this incredible experience today!

Whale Watching Trip Duration and Departure times:

Duration: Usually 2 hours, sometimes longer, depending on the whales
Departure times: 9h00, 11h00, 14h00 and 16h00
Trip times might vary due to weather and tide conditions.

Hermanus Whale Watchers Futures:

  • All Ages Welcome, we are child-friendly
  • Choose from various daily departures
  • Wheel Chair Friendly
  • Included - Light Refreshments included (soft drink or still water and packet of crisps).
  • Guiding: You will be accompanied by one of our SATOUR qualified guides for the duration of the trip. 
    Our guides have first-hand knowledge about the marine wildlife of this area

Before Your Whale Watching Tour:

...meet the southern right whales in Hermanus close to Cape Town.

The tour starts at our orange office on your right-hand side as you enter the New Harbour.  You will be welcomed by our friendly office staff, who will set the scene for a memorable trip. Our clean, comfortable bathroom facilities are available for your convenience. You will love the beautiful view over Walkerbay during the 2-minute walk down to the boat. Once on board one of our guides will give an orientation briefing about the trip, safety and facilities on board as well as the marine wildlife we can expect to encounter.

The Whale Watching Experience

An exhilarating two-hour voyage to discover Walkerbay’s wonderful wildlife, stunning coastline and famous whales.  Depending on conditions and recent sightings, you could find yourself exploring the coast towards De Plaat or the sandy beaches of Hawston, in search of the stars of the whale watching trip - Southern Right Whales. On the way to our whale watching area we regularly encounter two different whale species inhabiting these waters, Humpback and Bryde’s whales.   Each trip is different, which makes the experience even more exciting! !  When we set out from the harbour we never know exactly what kind of whales wait for us out at sea on that particular day. While you enjoy your whale watching we will serve you crisps and cold drinks.

Return to land:

You can enjoy the boat ride and magnificent landscapes while summing up the experiences of the trip with our friendly guides.
Because we are dealing with wild animals, it might happen, especially in the beginning of the season, that there were no sightings.  In a case of no sightings, we offer you the option to join us on another trip free of charge.

Full refunds will only be applicable for company cancellations due to the weather.

Optional Extras

Return Transfers from Cape Town & Hermanus can be arranged; please contact us for rates and availability.

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