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Whale Watching from Gansbaai

Highlights
  • 2-hour whale watching trip from Gansbaai

  • Travel along the cliffs of De Keldar after leaving the harbor

  • Watch for Southern right whales

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Whale Watching from Gansbaai
From $87.05
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2-Hour Southern Right Whale Trip View these gentle giants from the comfort of a purpose built whale viewing vessel.
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2-Hour Southern Right Whale Trip View these gentle giants from the comfort of a purpose built whale viewing vessel.
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Overview
Enjoy an exciting 2-hour whale watching excursion from Gansbaai. Leave the harbor and head for the cliffs of De Keldar to look for Southern right whales, which mate and give birth in this area every year. Keep an eye out for other sea life, including dolphins, sharks and penguins.
What to Expect
Launch from the quaint fishing harbour of Gansbaai and travel along the cliffs of De Keldar’s. There, you will find a nature reserve that has been proven to hold the highest concentration of whales in South Africa. The shallow waters allow the whales to mate and protect their calves.

The whales you can expect to see are known as Southern right whales. Similar to the North Atlantic and North Pacific right whales, they are considered different due to the shape of their skulls. Along the way, keep a look out for dolphins, caper fur seals, and sharks. You may also witness humpback, Minke, and Bryde's whales frolicking in the ocean. Finally, catch a glimpse at beautiful Orcas, False killer whales, and the African penguin.

Return back to the harbour at the end of your boating adventure.
Reviews (44)
1 - 5 of 43 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing trip!

We had a great boat trip with this company and got to see several mothers and calves at extremely close range. I loved the fact that the whales and their welfare were always the priority when we spotted them. They approached us and stayed by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dollmeister
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to place your review, the management is extremely proud of the crew and the whole Ivanhoe Team, we hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Thrilling experience

Ive been on aboard Ivanhoe sea safaris. It was a wonderful, educational, and insightful whale watching experience guided by an adept team. Ill definitely be back ! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for this unforgettable experience!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NorthStar638767
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to place your review, we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Great whale watchng

Great trip, we got to see a lot of whales. The crew was professional and the explanations were good.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pj_claeys
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to place your review, we hope we will see you again in the future!

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Once in a lifetime

We did the whale watching trip @7.30am on Saturday 27 Oct 2018. The booking process the day before via Elizna was painless & I received a confirmation e mail with payment options , once again a simple process. They do have card facility. Guests are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andre' H
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such a detailed review and taking the time to place your views, we are having a great 2018 seasons, the whales seem to know and trust our boat and are giving all our guests wonderful experiences.

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile
Amazing view of whales!

Amazing whale watching trip - we got a great show from a baby whale splashing its tail and coming right up to the boat! I’ve never seen whales so close before - you could even hear them breathing! The crew were all friendly and provided...More

Thank Alison H
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to place your review, we hope we will see you again in the future!

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