WHALE WATCHING by    HERMANUS WHALE WATCHERS

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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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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 SAMSA registered skipper + SATOUR registered guides

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Welcome to Whale Watching in Hermanus

Hermanus Whale Watchers in 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. Southern Right Whale watching season starts in June and ends December.

Boat Based Whale Watching in Hermanus

Hermanus in South Africa is the Land Based Whale Watching capital of the world and every whale watching trip is a unique experience where the sightings vary.  Southern Right Whales are the stars of the show during the annual mating in calving season, which starts with the arrival of the bulls in June, closely followed by the females.  They will mate during their time in the South African Cape Coastal waters. Pregnant female Southern Right Whales will be the last to arrive and the last to leave with their newborn calves. Only when the calves are fit enough will they swim back to the Antarctic waters where she and the calf will feed on krill, a nutritious rice grain size crustacean.

On a typical whale watching trip, you may encounter Cape Fur Seals, pods of common dolphins or the playful bottlenose dolphins and the endangered Africa Penguins. Depending on the time of the season you may also see migrating Humpback Whales or the resident Bryde’s Whales. The Hermanus Walker Bay area also attracts a large concentration and variety of seabirds.

Book an unforgettable whale watching trip today.  

Browse through our website to find out more about us, the wildlife in our area, what we have been seeing lately and the trips available.

We look forward sharing your whale watch experience on our next whale trip..

Walbeobachtungen in Süd-Afrika.

Herzlichen Dank a Whale Watchers Hermanus!
Wir waren in Süd-Afrika in Hermanus auf Tour. Wir haben dort die Wale von ganz nahe gesehen.

"The anticipation and excitement were touchable…. standing on the top deck of the boat we were scanning the seas around us for any sign of the familiar V-shaped spray ….. then, right next to the boat in Hermanus, a southern right whale lift its head out of the water are stared at us!! This humbling, awe-inspiring experience created memories for a lifetime…!!” – one of our regular guest comments - Testimonial -

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