Whale Watching Hermanus Tour - From - Cape Town - Full Day

Whale Watching Hermanus Tour

Whale Watching Hermanus Tour from Cape Town is best experienced with Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, we offer the most prolific close encounter whale watching in the world.

Ivanhoe has now been awarded the "Certificate of Excellence" 7yrs running, and are placed in the prestigious "Hall of Fame" award with Trip Advisor - We have archived this by offering the best whale watching in the Overberg/Hermanus/Gansbaai area.

Our  Whale Watching Full day Tour offers a 2hr 30min drive through the whale capital of the world Hermanus, to our launch site in the quaint fishing town of Gansbaai.

This area is also well known for its great white shark cage diving and it is hear you will find the true gem of South Africa's land based whale watching from the cliffs of De Kelders.

Ivanhoe being the original pioneers of the boat based whale industry in South Africa, boast's one of the limited whale watching permits allocated country wide.

Whale Watching Hermanus Tour

Our specialize Boat Based Whale Watching vessel and crew offers a uniquely personalized service to all our clients.

Although there are a few Cape Town Whale Watching Operators, False Bay is not the easiest place to find whales and our Area 6 of Walker Bay is celebrated as the best location in the world to view the magnificent Southern Right Whales.

Enjoy a scenic drive from Cape Town when collected by your qualified tour guide, explore the beautiful coastline between Cape Town and Gansbaai, visit Hermanus and admire the Overberg Region.


  • 7am - Hotel Collection - Gordon's Bay - Coastal Drive
  • Harold Porter Botanical Gardens (1Hr) or
  • Stony Point - Penguin Colony
  • Ivanhoe Sea Safaris - 2Hr Boat Based Whale Watching
  • Hermanus - Lunch (Own Account)
  • Peregrine Farm-stall
  • Sir Lowry's Pass with 5pm Drop Off


Tour highlights may vary and be done in reverse order depending on the availability of your Boat Based Whale Watching trip.

Whale Watching Cape Town Season  -  June to November

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Whale Watching 2Hr Boat Trip

A typical trip will have you exploring our magnificent coastline and bay while looking for whales, dolphins, sharks, seals and seabirds.  Apart from the Southern Right Whales, we are able to view Brides Whales, Humpback Whales and possibly even Great White Sharks.

Whale Watching Cape Town Tour - Marine Big 5

There are many Cape Fur Seals, African Penguins, Dolphins, Sunfish and plenty of coastal marine birds to been seen whilst out at sea. -- Read More --

Our guests are looked after in lavish style by our fully qualified, proficient and registered whale guides whose only duty is to make your trip as memorable as possible. The safety of our guests is paramount and we have all-encompassing public liability insurance.

Ivanhoe Sea Safaris is regarded as one of the leading boat-based whale watching companies in South Africa, offering the best close encounters of whales in Gansbaai. We are the only operator that launches from Gansbaai and have the whales immediately on our door step by the Cliffs of De Kelders.

Our specialized Boat Based Whale Watching trips has earned us an enviable reputation, and we pride ourselves in offering a uniquely personalized service to all our clients.

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