Whale Watching Hermanus – Best close encounters!

6Yrs winner “Certificate of Excellent” – Unrivaled Whale Watching Hermanus Experience – Proven track record since 1996

Whale Watching Hermanus on a purpose built boat!

Whale watching Hermanus experience, there is no better choice than Ivanhoe Sea Safaris.

6Yrs consecutive winner of “Certificate of Excellent”, and with a proven track record since 1996, the company has established a reputation of offering an unrivaled whale watching Hermanus experience.

Our custom built whale watching boat launches from the quaint fishing harbour of Gansbaai, which is a 35-minute scenic drive from Hermanus, and a 2-hour drive from Cape Town.

We depart Gansbaai harbor and set course towards the whale watching capital of the world HERMANUS, immediately on our right we pass the Cliffs of De Kelders.

This area of Walker Bay has been scientifically proven year on year to carry the highest density of visiting Southern Right Whales, earning this area the reputation of being the “True Gem” of South African Boat Based Whale Watching.

Whale Watching Hermanus

Whale watching Hermanus season runs from June to December however,

these are wild animals and should the whales change their migration

schedule (arrive early and leave later) we will adjust our schedule accordingly.


While no two trips are ever the same, the journey generally lasts 2hrs, with our

skipper and crews vast knowledgeable of the area we generally expect to

sight whales, dolphins, seals, and an array of coastal marine fish and birds.


Whale Season (June - December)

Trip Duration (2 Hours)

Trip Times (7am - 10am - 1pm - 3:30pm)

2014 Whale Watching Pricing

Adults - R 1750.00

Children Under 12 - R 875.00

Children Under 5 - Free

Private Charter - R 36500.00

2024 Whale & Shark Combo Pricing

Children 8-12 - R 2540.00

Adults - R 3850.00

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Whale Watching Hermanus an Experience not to be missed!

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