Whale Watching Hermanus
Whales are without a doubt one of the most mysterious and beautiful creatures in the ocean, with many people traveling hundreds of miles in the hope of spotting one of these gentle creatures. Thankfully there are 100′s of Whales to be viewed at Hermanus, South Africa, very close to land during the months of early June to late November. With the largest number ever spotted, by Cessna light plane aerial survey, in ONE day being 196 Whales in our small Walker Bay at Hermanus, South Africa.
Hermanus is situated on the stunning South Coast of the Western Cape (90mins from Cape Town) and is famous for its incredible viewings of Southern Right Whales.
Hermanus should in fact be considered the official home of the Southern Right Whale, since every year during late Sept/early Oct, Hermanus hosts it’s annual Whale Festival, which attracts over 150,000 people and when the Southern Right Whales arrive in large numbers to breed, give birth and playfully frolic in the sea – The Whale Festival is yet to be announced for 2021.
(Other species of Whales that can be viewed are Humpbacks and Bryde’s Whales, as well as, African Penguins, Cape Fur Seals and if you are very lucky pods of Dolphin).
Whale watching boat trips at Hermanus will take you out to sea to get even closer to these incredible creatures.Packages
Whale Watching boat trips – 2 to 2.5 hrs – re-starts JUNE 2022
Land-based Whale Watching Walking Tours – re-starts JUNE 2022
Kayaking – with the seals, penguins and hopefully Dolphins – (minimum age 10yrs)
Cessna Plane Flights – (over the incredible scenery) – price is divided by number of passenger (max 3 persons) – 30mins / 45mins / 60mins
Helicopter flights – Departing from Hermanus – 15mins / 30mins / 60mins (divided by number on board)
Whale Watching boat trips are a very popular activity during the Hermanus Whale watching season and are a great way to get really close-up to our Whales without causing them any disturbance – to guarantee this, only 5 boat licences are granted to 5 boat whale watching companies.
Land-based Whale Watching Walking tours also offer you an amazing adventure to explore the hidden coves and inlets that the Whales love to laze in.
Sea Kayaking will also allow you to get close too.
Cessna plane and/or Helicopter flights over the Whales, ocean, beaches and mountains are utterly incredible and an experience that you will never forget!