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Hermanus Whale Cruises

New Harbour, Hermanus, South Africa
028 313 2722
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Ranked #12 of 21 Activities in Hermanus
Type: Tours
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

trips were canceled during the morning of the 5th but we were informed that Hermanus whale cruises were open in the afternoon. it was a trip from hell. it was beautiful at first then turned dark and windy real fast. it started to rain by the time we reached our destination and the weather became prohibitive i exoected we make... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is such a great trip-although quite expensive-about £40pp it is really worth it. You go out on the boat for 2 hours and you see so many whales. We went in august which I think is a great time to see whales. We even saw a whale breach (jump out of the water) it was amazing. The boat is... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Ok, so I guess if we'd have had a lovely trip and seen lots of whales, I'd have been happy. And that is in the lap of the gods, nothing the tour company can do. But 2200 rand for a family of four seems unbelievably expensive (far more than the trip to Robben Island, a similar length boat trip plus... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

good experience.. the cruise to the whales location was a little bit to much but when we got there we saw a lot of whales, amazing animal to see! was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

It was a great experience..on d boat towards d sea for a sight of whales...good weather but d water was chopping...I was on d front deck and had to maneuver/ dance according to d movement of d boat...it was not easy because I had my iPad in one hand and another hand holding on to a railing...it was a whale... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We went late in whale season, mid November, but got an awesome experience for the entire family incl a 4 and a 6- year old. Southern right whales, humpback whales and bridal whales - all up close! The kids were ever so excited about riding the boat along thousands - yes thousands!- of common dolphins playing around. We were told... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

In Hermanus there are, I believe, three companies that take you out to see whales up close with all very different service levels as we could see out on the sea. After arriving we had little time to arrange a tour boat so we chose the closest to our parking spot. Unfortunately this was the wrong choice.. Unlike the others,... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

If you come during whale viewing season, then DO it!! We had all of a sudden around 20 whales around the boat, with a mother whale and its baby on her stomach ride beside us!! it was terrific! But also the small town is beautiful, the coast a dream! Actually all the way from Strand you should stay on the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Great early morning trip to see the whales x experienced team. Took time to make sure we all saw the whales and got great photos

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We had a great time watching the whales! the guide was very enthusiastic and encouraged us all to stand up and look for the whales. they served free beverages and snacks, which was nice. we also picked the best time of the year, September, so we got to see lots of whales from very near! :-)

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