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Whale Watching from Gansbaai provided by Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

Whale Watching from Gansbaai

Whale Watching from Gansbaai
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Jump on board for a spectacular 2-hour whale watching experience along the cliffs of De Keldar. Watch Southern right whales and other marine life as they swim amongst you. Enjoy the experience in full, as the boat is never overcrowded for the best experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Jump on board for a spectacular 2-hour whale watching experience along the cliffs of De Keldar. Watch Southern right whales and other marine life as they swim amongst you. Enjoy the experience in full, as the boat is never overcrowded for the best experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Jump on board for a spectacular 2-hour whale watching experience along the cliffs of De Keldar. Watch Southern right whales and other marine life as they swim amongst you. Enjoy the experience in full, as the boat is never overcrowded for the best experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11401P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Boat ride
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • The listed price does not include a R5 parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Gansbaai, 7220, South Africa
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please bring warm clothes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, video camera, and binoculars
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Boat ride
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • The listed price does not include a R5 parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Gansbaai, 7220, South Africa
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please bring warm clothes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, video camera, and binoculars
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Popular mentions

5.0
131 reviews
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Alison L
2 contributions
Wonderful whales, marvellous marine world!
Oct 2021 • Family
What a wonderful trip with Ivanhoe Sea Safaris - a privilege to be so intimate with our marine animals - Southern Right, Bryd’s, Humpbacks, seals, sun fish, penguins - and to enjoy heaven sent rainfall too! Do this trip if you’re near Hermanus 🐳
Written 27 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bisnizman1
Johannesburg, South Africa12 contributions
Amazing whale viewing!
Fantastic whale viewing and such a friendly and knowledgable crew. Thank you!
Only thing that could be improved would be slightly longer out at sea ☺️
Written 27 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JillPiroddi
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
An amazing day out.
Oct 2021 • Friends
Had an amazing day with an amazing crew. Two hours of sheer bliss and fortunate enough to have some amazing sightings of whales (moms and calf’s), dolphins and numerous sea birds. The crew is amazing and so knowledgeable. Learnt a lot from them and appreciate their patience with all our questions. Thank you for the professionalism and enthusiasm.
Written 22 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

janneke p
7 contributions
Great & safe trip
Oct 2021 • Family
Great & safe trip. Knowledgeable staff. Very respectful towards the big giants in Walker Bay, always kept their distance and they leave it up to the whales to approach the boat or not. A Southern right whale and her baby were gently swimming under our boat. We also spotted a beautiful sunfish/ mola and lots of penguins along the way. Would definately recommend it!
Written 21 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jack E
1 contribution
Southern Right whales and calves - paradise Gaansbaai & Dekelders South Africa
Oct 2021 • Family
Far exceeded expectations. Skipper was a treasure chest of information about marine life, the whales, habitat, habits etc - not to mention so patient with all our questions. Be navigated so professionally and made sure we had the best view. Highly recommended.
Written 12 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rudi B
1 contribution
An absolute must-do!
Wonderful sightings - Southern Right whales (some very close to the boat!), seals (including some herding a bait ball of fish), dolphins, a Brydes whale and numerous seabirds
Friendly, well-informed staff, who clearly like working with each other and sharing their knowledge and experience with guests.
Written 8 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Roadtrippers
1 contribution
Excellent whale watching
Oct 2021 • Family
Fantastic experience!! Saw penguins, seals and 8 mom whales and 8 calves.october is a great time to ho. They gave us valuable information. We felt safe. Beautiful scenery. Very well organized. Our trip was moved because the weather was turning. They gave us great servive. Please support them!
Written 8 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bianca
1 contribution
Excellent!!!
Oct 2021 • Family
The trip was FANTASTIC!!! The crew was amazing! The kids and adults loved every minute of it. We saw whales, dolphins some seals as well and penguins. Would highly recommend this trip!
Written 8 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Imran Sorathia
Graskop, South Africa1 contribution
Amazing & Unforgettable day at sea!
Fantastic experience! Passionate and caring crew. We saw Whales, Seals, Dolphins, Penguins and beautiful views.

Absolutely the best experience in a life time!

They aren’t out to take money from you, they simply just care. Especially Jax, the young but experienced female tour guide. Thanks for the lovely time and Thanks to Carla for whole reservation process.
Written 8 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sveta Akhmadeeva
1 contribution
Amazing experience with ivanhoe thanks for everything
Oct 2021 • Couples
We recommend for everyone this great company!
Amazing team and management!!! We saw a lot of wild animals: whales, dolphin etc. With love Ivan and Sveta from Russia :*
Written 7 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Ivanhoe Sea Safaris
Peachman_travel
Peachman_travel
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WHALE TRIP
Great experience, very knowledgable crew and sound boat. A must do in Gansbaai. Totally safe trip and we saw some a
Sinead O
Sinead O
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Ok but not worth the money
We were in Hermanus at the start of January and were aware that many of the whales had migrated so we wouldn’t get
Cosmopolitan9293
Cosmopolitan9293
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Amazing!
Wow....what a morning! Perfect number of passengers on the boat so no over-crowding and able to take great photo's.
Magdalena R
Magdalena R
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Great Sea safari
From the time of booking until the trip ended it was great in every way. The trip lasted for 2 hrs wich is perfect
oceanlover80
oceanlover80
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Highly recommended!
Extremely passionate and amazing crew that makes the sea safari a unique experience with learn effect! We enjoyed e
Heather B
Heather B
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Great trip
Although we did not find whales on the trip we went on, partly to huge swells making it difficult to spot but perha
baconfamily2015
baconfamily2015
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Amazing!
Thank you so much to all at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris. Our original trip was cancelled due to bad weather and Ivanhoe di
Carolin K
Carolin K
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Breathtaking
On our trip we saw 3 different whales which came up to our boat and one even surrounded us for quite some time. Jus
JeanneSiebert
JeanneSiebert
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Amazing Experience
What an awesome experience we had on the Whale watching boat with Ivanhoe Sea safaris We did not know what to exp
Rhossiligg
Rhossiligg
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If you really want to see Whales and learn about them.... this is the trip to do
I had originally planned to take a trip from Hermanus, but when I saw the crowded boats leaving the harbour, everyo
MargarethaHoog
MargarethaHoog
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Whale watching
Wonderful trip with Ivanhoe Sea Safaris. The captain was very knowledgeable and gave a lot of background informati
Sarah W
Sarah W
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Professional, knowledgeable and humorous
Went to find whales with these guys today and enjoyed every moment. From the skippers safety talk to the superb kno
Matt_nigel
Matt_nigel
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Great sightings of southern right whales
Really friendly. Really informative. Saw southern rights, seals and birds. We were just out of season but still sa
Stefanie L
Stefanie L
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A great day,
Super friendly staff. We had great fun together. luckely we were re-booked from a different company.
720julianl
720julianl
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Not much to see
Look, my wife and son had fun, but all we saw were some seals. We were told at the start the Whales had gone, perha
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