Hermanus Whale Watching Boat Trip with Shared Transfers from Cape Town | La Vacanza Travel

Hermanus Whale Watching Boat Trip with Shared Transfers from Cape Town

Duration: 6 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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  • 6 hours
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Embark on a whale watching shared boat trip with hotel pick-up and drop off. Receive shared transfers to and from Hermanus, the whale watching Capital of South Africa. Observe Southern Right Whales in their natural environment. Benefit from the opportunity of close encounters with these ocean giants. Please note that whale watching boat entry tickets are excluded and payable on the day of the tour.

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Pass By: Cape Town Central, Cape Town Central, Western Cape

Pick up will be at your accommodation in Cape Town. Your exact pick up time will be communicated to you the day before the tour, but please prepare for an early morning of between 6:00 and 6:30am. We will drive along the N2 national road for approximately 1-hour, 30-minutes to the town of Hermanus.

Stop At: Southern Right Charters, The Whale Shack New Harbour, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa

Upon our arrival at New Harbour, guests will receive a briefing from a Whale Specialist who will inform them about the order of the boat trip. After the briefing, we set sail to the Whale location at sea. The crew members and the skipper will ensure up-close encounters and brilliant photo opportunities for guests to marvel at. It is said that the Southern Right Whale is the size of 10 elephants! On this boat trip, guests may encounter the Southern Right Whale, Bronze Whale, Humpback Whale, and the Bryde's Whale. They may also see Dolphins and Penguins, bearing in mind that these are wild animals and sightings cannot be guaranteed. The Whale watching boat trip is weather and nature dependant. The boat trip lasts for approximately 2 to 3-hours. Please note that entry tickets to the Whale Watching boat trip is excluded and payable on the day of the tour. Please check rates under exclusions.

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Cape Town Central, Cape Town Central, Western Cape

We take a scenic drive through Hermanus on our way back to Cape Town to drop off guests back at their accommodation. Driving time from Hermanus to Cape Town will be approximately 1.5-hours.

  • Shared Tour Guide/Driver, Vehicle and Fuel
  • Pick up and drop off at accommodation in Cape Town
  • Bottled water onboard the vehicle

  • Meals, Drinks and Gratuities (optional)
  • Shared Whale watching boat trip @ R1020.00/adult; R510.00/child (5-13 years)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa


  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa

Departure Time

07:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


6 hours

User's Reviews


23 Oct, 2023

We have just returned from our trip to Hermanus to see the whales All I can say is wow My wife and I never expected to see so many and so up close to the boat . We felt so privileged to witness the Whales with the new calves passing by. The tour guide and driver Alfani was excellent picked us up and drove to a half way stop for breakfast, then on to Hermanus to the boat . The trip lasted a couple of hours and it was worth every penny . I highly recommend this trip at one point the boat was surrounded by whales of each side , totally amazing experience. We went on to a lovely restaurant In Hermanus town afterwards called Bientangs Cave for fish and chips it was lovely and the surroundings are unique. Your table is out on the rocks. After lunch finally we stopped off on the way back at the Benguela cove Vineyard for a cheese & wine pairing it was delicious and the property is stunning. A wonderful day . Thank you


20 Sep, 2023

Enjoyed the whale watching and Hermanus is a lovely place to enjoy a drink/meal after. Possibly a little expensive especially with the added cost of the transport from Cape Town.


04 Sep, 2023

September 3 IVANHOE boat based tours took approximately 20 people on the tour to Walker Bay, Hermanus for a life changing engagement with the very entertaining Great Right Whales. We were privileged to enter their spawning and nursery bay. Whales surrounded the boat, but usually from a distance, during our 2 hour stay in the bay. A mother and her calve approached our boat twice so everyone on board got a fantastic view of the gentle giants. Our skipper informed us constantly about these whales and their migration to Walker Bay to breed. I saw numerous whales breech the water. And fins flapping, sending signals to other whales in the bay. A truly glorious outting.


25 Aug, 2022

We have had a great day on the Hermanus Whale Watching Boat Trip with David as our guide. The tour was well organized. The communication in advance about pick-up time, etc. was very pleasant. We were picked up on time and brought to the boat in Hermanus. What a great experience! We saw a whale with young very close by. After the boat trip, our guide had arranged a stop at Estate Benguela Cove. What a beautiful location, nice lunch and nice wine tasting! Our guide was kind and friendly and had a lot of knownledge about Cape Town, history and the surrounding area. He was able to answer all our questions very well. Thank you for the great day!


09 Aug, 2022

Our driver, Barnabas, was outstanding!! We have already recommended him to others and our Tour guide. He was so informative, accommodating, and a pleasure to spend the day with.

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Whales galore at Walker Bay, Hermanus, South Africa


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