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Hermanus Whale Cruises

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New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 2722
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Somewhat disappointing.

We happened to see the whales better the last five minutes of the cruise as we were coming into the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kansas City, Missouri
via mobile
A whale watching cruise where you actually see whales

We went out for a couple hours and saw so many southern right whales and a few fur seals. They came... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 2722
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to see the whales better the last five minutes of the cruise as we were coming into the harbor. At the entrance to the harbor we saw a whale jump and turn slightly and that was our biggest excitement of the day. As...More

Thank DayDreamer13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went out for a couple hours and saw so many southern right whales and a few fur seals. They came so close to the boat we all got amazing pictures. It was definetly worth it.

Thank np234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the only place where we could still purchase tickets for the same day. The staff was very friendly. At the beginning, we had a short introduction (even if some information were probably not 100% right, e.g. why do whales breach?) The guide was...More

1  Thank malujeha
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Went with family in winter season and 2pm boat was half full. We had booked in advance and would recommend a later boat as often mist in the morning and they had recently been out and new good viewing locations. We got a small discount...More

Thank Phillip A
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Before leaving on trips like this, it's normal to do a little online research to see what to expect. Having read reviews of HWC, truth be told, I expected the worst. Fact is that people are hard pleased mostly. I had a superb day on...More

Thank mosstin
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Let me start by saying all tour operators in Hermanus offer the same thing. We sail out the same time, direction, and cruise along the same whales. With Hermanus Whale Cruises, the boat was spacious (more than others) and the host was very kind. We...More

1  Thank reco86
Reviewed April 23, 2017

We could see around 5 to 7 Whale fishes , it is not so much exited but for the people who wants to experience the Cruise driver and to know about whales they can visti the place, Prefer to take the big Cruise as many...More

1  Thank niran10483
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

To put simply: if you ignore the fact that the staff know very little about whales, they are clearly just there to exploit the tourists; that the health and safety procedures are at best haphazardand seeing whales comes as more of a surprise to the...More

1  Thank Maxine K
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Booked for 9am. Boat arrives at the dock at 9.30am with customs! We waited in the queue till 10.30am and then decided to get a full refund. Should have trusted the recent reviews. All other companies were booked out so not totally surprising. I wonder...More

1  Thank Allan S
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Ignoring some of the negative comments, we had a full safety briefing plus information about the Southern Right whales before we embarked. We managed to see a mother and baby whale but they were quite far away and you needed binoculars (which we didn't possess...More

Thank Reiselustig58
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