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Full-Day Hermanus Whale Route Tour from Cape Town (Optional Whale Watching Boat)

Cape Town

63.69 USD

1 - 13

11 hrs

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  • Enjoy a scenic coastal drive and experience the majestic beauty of the southern right whales basking in the warm waters off the Hermanus coastline. Includes scenic Clarence Drive, Stony Point penguin colony and the Harold Porter Botanical gardens. Get up close to the Southern Right Whale on an optional whale watching boat trip.

  • Around:
    • Cape Town
  • Pickup: Victoria & Alfred Hotel, V&A Complex, PierHead, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Free Pickup at your accommodation in Cape Town central business district and within 8 km of CBD. This includes Camps Bay, Seapoint, Woodstock- Newlands. Extra charges applicable outside the pickup zone


    • Cape Town Cruise Terminal, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa

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Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 8:00 AM
  • Duration: 11 hrs

  • Price per person: $63.69
  • Size: 1 - 13 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English

  • Professional guide.
    Hotel/port pickup and drop-off.
    Transport by air-conditioned minivan.
    Scenic Drive on Clarence Drive

  • Food and drinks.
    DVD (available to purchase).
    Optional Boat trip @ZAR900

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Full-Day Hermanus Whale Route Tour from Cape Town (Optional Whale Watching Boat)

Witness the majestic Southern Right whales that come to the Cape each season to breed and calve. Whale season typically runs between June and November in the Cape, and each season, large numbers of whales can be seen along the coast. The best place to see these creatures is along the famous Whale Route, which spans along the coastline passing Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay en route to Hermanus. As one of the top destinations for whale watching, Hermanus is perfectly positioned to offer the best viewing directly from the shore. You will be able to watch as these giants of the deep frolic in the waves, and launch out of the water to breach.

Other highlights that you will enjoy on this Cape Town tour include a visit to the beautiful 

Hit the famous Whale Route on this scenic drive along the Cape Town coast, specially designed for close-up viewing of Southern Right whales frolicking in the waters. Get up close and personal with the majestic marine mammals, traveling comfortably in a private, climate-controlled vehicle. Tours also include stops in the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens as well as Stoney Point Penguin colony, plus an optional whale watching cruise.

The drive along Clarence Drive through the sleepy coastal towns of the Whale Route offer spectacular views of the Cape coastline, and in your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle you will be able to relax and enjoy the sights on this memorable Cape Whale watching tour.

• Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay & Betty’s Bay
• The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
• Hermanus
• Land Based Whale Watching
• Whale-Watching Boat Trip (Optional)
• Elgin
• Sir Lowry’s PassOptional Boat Based Whale Watching (Weather Dependant)

The boats permit entitles us to approach the whales up to 50m and then we stop to observe. Being naturally curious, the whales normally approach the boat to observe us! This is an inspirational experience to be treasured.

During the tour our friendly crew is on hand to make sure you have a great experience, from helping you get the perfect photo opportunity to serving your complimentary light refreshments.

Our Whale Specialist guide will interpret the marine life encountered en route and provide insight into the behaviour of the whales while you are watching them in action.

The boat trip is about 2 -2.5 hours. It depends where the whales are!

Please note that boat trip is paid on the day as it is subject to weather and availability.

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
Optional Boat Trip subject to favorable weather conditions..
Boat Trip is optional. If chosen, payment of R800 will be due on the day..
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers


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