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From Cape Town: Hermanus Whale Watching Boat Trip

Product ID: 226252
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Launching from the harbor of Gansbaai, you take a spectacular 2-hour whale watching experience. Head towards Hermanus along white pearly beaches and the cliffs of De Kelders. Close encounters with Southern Right Whales on a boat that is never crowded.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Pickup included

Pickup times will be confirmed the evening before. Please be in the Hotel lobby or Guesthouse reception for the given time +/- 10mins. Pickup is between 6:45am and 7:30am depending on your location. Pickup is limited to a maximum distance of 20kms around Cape Town CBS
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Amazing close encounters with Southern Right Whales and other marine life
  • Launch from the quiant fishing harbour of Gansbaai and head towards the World Capital for whale watching, Hermanus
  • Ride on a boat designed to carry 40 people but is limited by your guide to groups to 25
Full description
Join the most prolific Whale Watching Operator in the Hermanus area, launch from the quaint fishing harbor of Gansbaai and travel along the cliffs of De Kelders, proven to be the best area with the highest concentration of whales on the South African Coastline. Along the way hear about local commentary of whales, and facts about right whales. Learn about the habitats and their feeding processes.

Look for southern right whales in their natural environment, along with dolphins, Cape fur seals and other marine life. Keep an eye out for humpback, minke and Bryde's whales frolicking in the ocean. Catch a glimpse of the beautiful orcas, false killer whales and enchanting African penguins. This tour offers a great selection of marine life, that you can get up close with wild animals. Relax without ethical dilemma as you support businesses that celebrate animals in the wild. Return back to the harbor at the end of your boating adventure.
  • Cape Town Hotel Pickup
  • 2hr Boat Trip with Professional guides
  • Snacks and Cool Drinks
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch is not included but there is a local restaurant where you can eat

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Smoking in the vehicle
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult

From US$ 118.14 per person

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Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

Product ID: 226252