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Whale Watching from Hermanus

  • Spot southern right whales in their natural environment
  • Seasonal tour: June to December only
  • Panoramic views from the catamaran’s open-air top deck
Whale Watching from Hermanus
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Hermanus is one of the best places for whale watching in South Africa, known for its large number of southern right whales that can be seen from June to December. With this cruise, maximize your chances of a sighting by visiting with an expert guide and enjoy spectacular views aboard a specially equipped catamaran with retractable viewing windows and an open-air top deck.
What to Expect
Take advantage of the unique whale watching opportunity aboard the Unathi from Hermanus. Designed specifically to enhance your whale watching enjoyment. Sail on a this spacious 36-seater, 15m(49ft.) catamaran with retractable windows for comfort . Come as close as 50m(164ft.) to these magnificent mammals. Watch as they approach, dive or carry on with their mating activities. Get a bird's eye view from the top deck, which is ideal for picture taking.

Tours run daily between the months of June and December. Witness the mating habits of these amazing mammals between June and August. Swimming in groups of eight males for every female makes it an extraordinary sight. Be touched by the heart-warming sight of the newborn calves and their mothers during the last part of the season.

Departures throughout the day for your convenience. Check in 30-minutes prior to departure time. Receive a brief orientation about safety instructions, sea conditions and marine life to be encountered. Be fitted with a life jacket upon boarding. Enjoy refreshments during this two hour whale watching cruise.
Reviews (104)
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Magnificent animals

I was by chance by the end of the whale spotting season and the detour from the garden route was worth it. It takes place by the end of September – beginning of October in the coastal town of Hermanus. Recommend bringing binoculars with you,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank felipequigua
Reviewed 6 days ago
Very knowledgeable guides

It was a particularly windy day which meant I had to put my camera away just to hold on but it was well worth it and we had a 12 metre mother Southern Right whale with her 12 metre baby following our boat and giving...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanC02
Reviewed November 4, 2018
My daughter’s dream comes true

We have travelled to many countries, and always had whale watching on our bucket list to do as my youngest loves whales. But for one reason or another we never booked. We booked our trip to South Africa without realising its whale watching season in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank _rashfeeq
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile
Great experience

We did a short term booking for Sunday 28th of Oktober... Philip, our main guide was just great... He gave us so many informations about the whales...seals and sharks and the environment generally... Enjoyed every minute of the 2 hours trip... And the best... We...More

Thank pj20one
Reviewed October 14, 2018
Enjoyable trip to see the Whales

Was always on our To Do List and finally had the opportunity to go and see the Whales, great experience highly recommended. We could also see the Whales from the shore, a mother and baby close by. Thanks to the crew of Whale Watchers a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank sabieriverbushlodge
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