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Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus

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Hermanus, South Africa
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Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Maximize your chances of seeing whales with this boat tour from Hermanus. Learn about the magnificent mammals from a whale specialist as you head out onto the water. Depending on the time of year keep an eye out for humpback, Bryde's, and southern right whales, as well as dolphins and seals.
  • Maximize your chances of seeing whales on a tour from Hermanus
  • Learn about these 'gentle giants' directly from a whale specialist
  • Spot Humpback, Southern Right whales and even dolphins and seals—depending on the season
  • Complimentary light refreshments included: No need to bring your own
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Whale specialist guide on board
Support Crew to ensure passenger comfort
Complimentary Light refreshments
Transportation to/from attractions
USB Movie of tour (available to purchase)
Southern Right Charters , Hermanus, 7200, South Africa

Enter the New Harbour (Corner of Westcliff & Stil Road), follow the signs for Southern Right Charters, down to the waters' edge.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All ages welcome, children U/12 must wear a life jacket at al times which will be provided
  • Please bring along:
  • Weather appropriate clothing and a windbreaker
  • Sensible footwear, sunscreen; cap if necessary
  • Sea sick tablets should be taken in advance as per packet instructions (if necessary)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Southern Right Charters
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus.
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What is the social distancing policy during Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Spectacular trip!
Nyamaa_T
, Aug 2021
My family very happy and satisfied with whale watching trip on cruse. Crew was very experienced, safe and knew where to bring to watch whales. I am giving 5 star for my review and recommend others! Thank you!
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Rapid refund following trip cancellation
Go592819
, Oct 2019
Unfortunately our Hermanus Whale watching was cancelled due to poor weather. However I was very impressed with the operator, Southern Right Charters, who informed us at 08h00 of the cancellation and I was contacted within a couple of hours by Viator to offer me a re-schedule or a refund. I opted for the refund and the money was back in my account within a few days. I have given this trip a five-start review but this is clearly for the service, not the actual trip. Thanks to all concerned.
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Excellent tour with unforgettable whales
Roving42693350791
, Oct 2019
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Excellent tour with lots of whales and seals to see. Would recommend this tour to anyone staying in Hermanus.
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Humblesum exoerience
Trail62668555803
, Nov 2018
Informative pre meeting, very good guide informed us during the whole tour. Good service. Even the captain took the time to chat
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Fantastic Experience
lkanthan
, Jul 2018
Our family had an amazing day of whale watching. Great crew and very informative tour. Sighted many Southern Right Whales up close to the boat. Also saw dolphins. Highly recommend this trip to anyone.
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Sea pretty choppy but crew were...
Karen S
, Nov 2015
Sea pretty choppy but crew were excellent , telling people where best to sit. Found a great spot - mother and calf swimming close to the boat - did not expect to see the whales as close as this.
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réservez sans hésiter!
JULIEN_H
, Oct 2021
Nous ne regrettons pas une seule seconde d'avoir réservé cette sortie en mer. En raison de la météo notre sortie a dû être annulée mais nous avons été reprogrammés le lendemain. Le personnel est vraiment agréable. Voir les baleines depuis la côte est bien mais les voir depuis la mer est un moment incroyable. Nous avons été extrêmement proches. Nous avions peur que ce soit un peu l'usine et que lorsqu'une baleine sortait ils fonceraient avec les moteurs à fond mais au contraire une fois atteint la zone où les baleines évoluent ils font très attention à ne pas trop les déranger. vraiment une super expérience que je recommande.
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Attention à la mer très agitée
girardinlea
, Jul 2019
Je n’ai pas pu voir de baleine car j’ai été terrassée par le plus violent mal de mer de toute ma vie la mer était très agitée et le bateau pas très stable ( même si à aucun moment nous n’avons été en danger) cependant pour le confort des passagers un bateau plus large serai certainement plus adapté vu les vagues qu’il y a dans cette région, je n’ai pas arrêté de vomir du début à la fin je conseille au autre voyageur qui pourraient y être sujet de prendre des comprimé avant d’y Aller et d’attendre Un jour où la mer est particulièrement calme
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Das war toll. Abholservice hat...
Stefan
, Jan 2018
Das war toll. Abholservice hat bestens geklappt. Die Crew auf dem Boot war super nett. Und Wale gab es natürlich auch zu sehen. Direkt am Boot, als würden Sie uns beobachten.
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Schöne Bootstour man kommt den Walen...
Petra V
, Oct 2015
Schöne Bootstour man kommt den Walen schon ziemlich nah :- Wer nicht ganz Seefest ist unbedingt vorher Reisetabletten einnehmen.
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