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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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All reviews whale watching see whales southern rights great trip beautiful boat these gentle giants cancelled due motion sickness tablets boat trip end of the season unforgettable experience top deck actual trip captain and crew early in the season knew exactly where snails
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

A sure highlight of our holiday! We never envisaged it to be this great! Given the time of year we thought we would be lucky to see even one whale given it was migration season however, we saw several! It was as if it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

We went out on a whale watching trip a few days ago and it was excellent. Everything was very well ran with very knowledgeable guides. When we arrived to Hermanus our guesthouse informed us 10 mother whales with their baby were left in Hermanus and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BarbadosSecret1
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Earlier today we went for a whale watch with this company. We booked 2 weeks in advance via internet and fortunately we did as today everything was fully booked. We got a very interesting intro about the whales and were alerter that 98% of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dirk H
Reviewed 18 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Donhumphrioni
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 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

1  Thank MohammedAmeerW
Reviewed 8 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sept_69
Reviewed 3 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andy S
Reviewed 31 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sbc132
Reviewed 25 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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