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Whale Watching

Cost start at:

R

2900

Duration:

1 Day

Travel to one of the best whale watching destinations in the world

Knowledgeable Guide

Private air-conditioned vehicle

Quality product offering

Fun & Informative experience 

Authentic memorable Africa

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Description:


Between early June and December, the Southern Right Whale can be viewed in Hermanus, a seaside town situated on the southeast of Cape Town. Hop aboard a catamaran for incredible sightings of these magnificent mammals and enjoy a spot of lunch in the beautiful town. The following encounters are possible (not guaranteed) during your sea safari: Southern Right Whale, Humpback & Bryde’s whales, Dolphins, Seals, and a large variety of seabirds including the African penguin. Your time at sea can be anything from 1.5 - 3 hours long depending on the available sightings (the average is around two hours long). A permit allows the catamaran to get as close as 50 meters to the whales, however the whales tend to be curious and will advance right up to the boat on their own terms, providing a truly memorable experience.


Itinerary:


• Collected at 8am from your guesthouse/hotel in Cape Town
• Travel to Hermanus along the scenic Sir Lowry’s Pass. The changing landscapes and mountainous views of the R44, ‘Clarence Drive’ make the journey a pleasant one
• On arrival there is time for coffee or a delicious ice-cream; to wander the shops and stores and pick up a souvenir or two; or walk the cliff paths and possibly see whales breaching in the bay!
• At 11.15am we will make our way to the New Harbour where the boat departs for check-in and a briefing
• At 12pm we will head out to sea and spend the next two hours searching for, and viewing, these magnificent mammals

• We will return to the town of Hermanus for a tasty seaside lunch
• Return home at approximately 5pm


Included in tour:

• Certified guide
• Air-conditioned vehicle
• Whale watching boat trip
• Lunch


Excluded from tour:   
• Alcoholic beverages
• Gratuities
• Items purchased of a personal nature

• Additional activities


What to bring

• Sunscreen & sun hat
• June- September make sure you have a layer or two as it can be a bit chilly
• Shoes that will offer a steady grip when moving around the boat
• Camera

Please note:

Boat departures are weather dependent. Giving yourself one or two travel day options at the start and end of your trip will ensure you do not miss out on this wonderful holiday activity.

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