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“Not to be missed!”

Southern Right Charters
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US$61.53*
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Boat Based Whale Watching from Hermanus
Ranked #2 of 24 Tours in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 of our trips. The purpose-built catamaran, Miroshca complies with all safety regulations and provides spectacular viewing and comfort. Qualified, experienced skipper with Whale Specialist and Interpreter guide on board- Light refreshments included- DVD of tour available- Licensed permit holder. Daily Departures: 9h00; 12h00 & 15h00. Weather Permitting. Bookings Advisable.
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I was not quite sure what to expect...but it went beyond my expectations. The sea was a bit rough so taking pictures was not the easiest...so I just took a few and then enjoyed the moment! What a treat to be so near to these gentle giants and see them evoluate in their element. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and what I liked most is that they live up to their motto "observing not disturbing"
A great experience to be recommended to all visiting this part of the world.

Thank Christine P
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SRCWhaleWatching, Manager at Southern Right Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2014

Hi Christine,
Thanks for the great review! You did the best thing by only taking a few pic's and then enjoying the whale sightings through the 'minds lens' instead of the camera's. As they say one's memory takes the best photos!

Hout Bay is just a hop, skip and a jump from Hermanus so please do visit again, thanks
Robin & the Southern Right Charters Team

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Maybe it was the the perfect conditions of the water and the weather but I was blown away. I felt the boat was safe, the crew responsible and eco-sensitive. Ken explained just enough and in small increments the facts about these gentle giants. Maybe it was the serenity and stillness of the tourists on the boat witnessing the magnificence of these creature so close up.Perhaps we all knew how lucky we were to see them au naturel and so unperturbed by humans watching them. Anyway, it all added up to an unforgettable outing. Honey( sp?) is very approachable and translates into many European languages and having a photographer on board to capture and make DVDs of the day's sightings isan added bonus. Well done!

Thank Anja M
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SRCWhaleWatching, Manager at Southern Right Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2014

Hi Anja,

WOW! What a fantastic review, your experience comes alive on the screen through your detailed review! Thanks

Cape Town is just round the corner so do visit again :)
Take care,
From Robin & the Southern Right Charters crew

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

The most wonderful trip as always, been out with Southern Right charters a few times, and very time is just mind blowing, watching the whales so close-up makes my heart so happy. Wonderful service with this company, great boat with lots of space, great guides and best views! Thankyou Ashley & Robin!

Thank RedSouthAfrica
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

The crew was so knowledgable and shared so many interesting facts about the whales. They offered translation services in many languages. The trip was the perfect length of time and the crew knew just where to look for the whales, maintaining a proper distance and respect for them.

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

You really do get up close to the whales but after an hour of seeing a whales I was ready to move on. The charter was 3 hours long though, refreshments was served half way through. Drinks and crisps. Some people got sea sick, so motion sickness tablets are recommended if you are sensitive.

1  Thank LucyBerndt
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SRCWhaleWatching, Manager at Southern Right Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2014

Hi Lucy, thanks for reviewing your experience with us and happy you enjoyed seeing whales 'up, close and personal!' July is also Humpback time for us in Hermanus so I hope you got to see both the Southern Right & the Humpback whales.

Take care from all at Southern Right Charters

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