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Southern Right Charters

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BOAT BASED WHALE WATCHING IN HERMANUS. Our memorable whale-watching trips are informative and educational. We mostly encounter the Southern Right whales, seals, penguins and marine birds, and often see dolphins, Bryde’s and Humpback whales on many...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
The Whale Shack | The Whale Shack, New Harbour, Corner of Westcliff & Still Road, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 82 353 0550
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the whale watching boat trip. The guide was friendly and really knowledgable . There was plenty of room on the boat for everyone. We actually saw whales and dolphins and had ample opportunity to take photographs. Definitely recommend

Thank Donhumphrioni
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had the 09.00 o’clock tour. Sea was calm and we were lucky to see some whales. Staf was friendly and willingly to explain and tell. However, Because they were on the topdeck, not many passengers asked questions. The trip was filmed by drone and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my wife and 2 small kids on the boat. It was a good experience with us seeing a number of whales. For R800 and 2 hours I felt we got value for money. The boat we went on was a 80 seater but...More

Thank MohammedAmeerW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big thanks to Terri. Thanks to her we were given the opportunity to go on a morning trip. We saw a number of whales with their calves. On our way back we saw Dusk dolphins. That was a real extra bonus, the second time in...More

Thank Sept_69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have done 4 whale watching trips so far, two in Vancouver and Vancouver Island, one in Alaska and now this one. They all are brilliant in their own right but this to me was the best. The boat is immaculate, the crew are helpful,...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this tour on Sunday as a party of five. I can only say that our experience from start to finish was absolutely fantastic. Their service is top notch, friendly and efficient. Our guide was friendly and knowledgable, instructions were clear and concise. We...More

Thank sbc132
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our original whale watching was cancelled due to weather conditions so Southern Right Charters gave us the opportunity to go on a very early 6.30am trip. They gave us plenty of warning that the original day organised would be cancelled. The trip itself was well...More

Thank sptrowbridge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you so very much to both Josh and Ken for their devoted knowledge on the subject of the whale. 3 generations of one family were filled with wonder not only with the knowledge but also the sightings. You looked after us extremely well on...More

Thank randghutch3250
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sea was a bit choppy, and the combination of a slight seasickness combined with the smell of cigarette smoke from the back of the boat is the only reason not to award 5/5. Otherwise, it was a great and memorable experience. The crew is...More

Thank Enis S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very efficiently run operation. Plenty of people on the counter arrival taking payments for reservations, which was pretty much essential as they seemed full on a September Saturday. An informative briefing and then we were off. A good size boat, plenty of room for...More

Thank Kevin S
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Dave M
14 July 2018|
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Response from Petro P | Reviewed this property |
September is peak whale season so booking in advance will be a good idea
23 April 2018|
Response from JoolesMansfield_UK | Reviewed this property |
The best times are from August to November just bear in mind August is still classed as Winter. We went end October and it was only just getting warmer