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    • Adult: R900
    • Students and Seniors: R 750
    • Child R 450 (3-14yrs inclusive).
    • Children under 3yrs - Free
    • Private Charters R 30600

    Trip costs are valid for the whale watching season from June 2019 – December 2019

    Please note:

    • No refunds will be given in the event of your failure to notify us of your cancellation 24 hours before the check-in time and 72 hours for Private Charters.


    Trip departure times in season are: 9H00am, 11H00am, 14H00pm and 16H00pm..  Please note that check-in time is a half hour before departure. 

    From June – November Hermanus Whale Watchers operates trips every day (weather permitting) excluding Christmas Day. Trip check-in occurs at the crew house in the Hermanus New Harbour (Hermanus Whale Watchers Office)

    Book Now for a Whale Watching Boat Trip with a Difference in Walkerbay, Hermanus and see our Southern Right Whales up-close


    We accept cash, VISA and MASTERCARD credit cards!

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    • By telephone +27 (0)28 312 4957 or 082 931 8064
    • It is advisable to call our +27 (0)28 312 4957 number for a weather update if traveling to Hermanus on the day of your trip.

    We advise you to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.


    • Free Internet access – WIFI
    • Indoor and outdoor seating
    • Convenient bathrooms
    • A variety of merchandise, Jackets, t-shirts, and memorabilia on sale.

    FAQ'S AND  OR QUICK TRIP INFO - Click here

  • Hermanus whale watchers offer boat-based whale watching trips in Hermanus, about an hour from Cape Town.

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