Join us on a Whale Watching Trip in Hermanus

the Hermanus boat based whale watching company who aims to make your lifetime dream a personal experience.
Shooting with camera..... not harpoon
Periodically a whale may thrust three-quarters or more of its body out of the water, this is called a spyhop
Unathi, our whale watching boat, is a 36 -seater , 15 meter catamaran
Spacious restaurant style seating and retractable windows ensure a dry and comfortable trip even in windy, wet conditions
Breaching: jumping clear of the water, landing with huge splash
This behaviour might be a form of communication. Or it might be to get rid of whale lice or perhaps the activity assists in the moulting process and maybe they do it for the pure fun of it.

Welcome to Whale Watching in Hermanus

The Whale Watchers in Hermanus, South Africa is a boat- based whale watching company offering an exciting up-close and personal encounter with Southern Right Whales in their natural environment. Whale watching season starts in June and ends December.


Boat and Crew

THE BOAT - Unathi is a 36 seater , 15 meter catamaran with two 380HP inboard diesel engines.
THE CREW: You will be accompanied by our SAMSA registered skipper and two SATOUR registered guides

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Whale Watching Trip

An exhilarating two hour voyage to discover Walkerbay’s wonderful wildlife, stunning coastline and famous whales.
Our boat. Unathi, is WHEELCHAIR accessible and CHILD FRIENDLY.

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Office whale watching

How do I make a reservation?

  • By making an online booking
  • By e-mailing The Whale Watchers at [email protected]
  • By telephone +27 (0)28 312 4957 or 082 931 8064
  • We advise you to book well in advance.

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