It started badly - for someone charging R600pp, they had no washrooms. We were shown a portable room on the otherside of the road, that was overflowing and terribly smelly. After a talk that lasted 30 mins in good weather, we started towards sea, only to be rocked by heavy winds. Everyone on the boat got sea sick, with 90% of the passengers throwing up. Not once, in 5 phone calls to them, did they even hint of sea sickness. While I was peronsonally ok, it just ruins the trip, if a boat, has 40 people throwing up in all directions. The waters were perilously choppy, and we thought the captain did NOT take adequate precaution - both in terms of anticipating the weather, and in terms of being ready to handle passenger safety in rough seas. Our "3 hour" trip lasted all of 55 minutes, with one humpback sighted in the distance, no southern right whales at all, and a 40 minute jouryney back in strong headwind. At the end of this, the captain made a terrible remark " well folks, this is Hermanus as its most unexpected best". Worse, in an attempt at further hardsell, the land crew told us " we will catch a lull in the wind again tomorrow morning, would you want to give it another try?" Well, I'm pretty sure you could have expected a better tour operator, especially if they anticipated bad weather. While the whales are interesting, Southern right did their best to make it a terrible show. You would go here, if you entrust an F16 fighter pilot with a Boeing 747. Too cowboy. Too thoughtless. And you dont have a decent washroom to use, for upto 4 hours.
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