Hermanus Whale Watching Shared Boat Trip and Private Wine Tour from Cape Town | La Vacanza Travel

Hermanus Whale Watching Shared Boat Trip and Private Wine Tour from Cape Town

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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


Embark on one of the best whale watching boat trips from Cape Town to Hermanus and see the Southern Right Whales up close. Benefit from private transfers on our whale watching boat trip in Hermanus, as well as a stop for wine tasting in the Hemel-en-Aarde Winelands thereafter. You will be transported in a private vehicle with personal guided interaction on your way to Hermanus, but when you arrive, you will join others in the boat. Enjoy the whale watching boat trips near Cape Town by spotting the southern right whales in Hermanus and visit anyone of the 15 wine estates found in the Hermanus route.

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

Prepare for an early morning pick up at your accommodation in Cape Town at approximately 6:30 am, as we set off for our Hermanus Whale Watching Shared Boat Trip. The driving time is approximately 1-hour, 30-minutes to Hermanus from Cape Town.

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

Upon our arrival at New Harbour in Hermanus, guests will be briefed about these ocean giants by an experienced qualified whale watching specialist. Guests will board a modern shared boat with toilet facilities and embark on a 2 to 3-hour sea excursion. As soon as a whale is spotted, the skipper will stop the boat so that everyone can see these amazing sea creatures up close. As time goes by, the skipper and crew members will try to spot more whales to maximize a full whale watching experience. After the boat trip, guests will return to the New Harbour.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Creation, Hemel and Aarde Road, Overstrand 7200 South Africa

After the boat trip you are welcome to stop for lunch (own account) at one of the many seaside restaurants or you may opt for lunch in the Hermanus Winelands known as Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) for lunch and/or wine tasting. We recommend Creation Wine Estate. Should you prefer a take away instead, speak to your guide who will assist you with recommendations at one of the informal eateries.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Stony Point Nature Reserve, 2411 Wallers Rd., Betty's Bay 7141 South Africa

Visit Stony Point Penguins Colony situated in Betty's Bay on your way back to Cape Town. Stony Point is one of the largest African Penguins colonies in South Africa. Benefit from close up chance encounters with one or two of these enchanting creatures.

Duration: 1 hour

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

We travel back to Cape Town along the scenic R44 coastline with spectacular views of the Atlantic Seaboard. Drop off will be at your accommodation in Cape Town after the tour.

  • Pick up and drop off at accommodation in Cape Town
  • Private tour guide/driver, Vehicle and Fuel
  • Bottled water onboard the vehicle
  • Whale watching boat trip
  • Stony point Penguins
  • Entry/Admission - Stony Point Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Southern Right Charters

  • Lunch and Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Wine Tasting fees
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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

06:30 AM

Voucher info

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


10 hours

User's Reviews


28 Nov, 2023

I loved this day out. Our private driver was excellent and full of knowledge. He drove us to see penguins at Stony Beach and then onto Hermanus to see 6 whales (its end of the season now as well) and then to a lovely wine Estate called Benguela Cove where we did some wine tasting and had a charcuterie board.


14 Nov, 2023

Great driver (Pedro), saw lots of whales despite being at the end of the season. The tour company were helpful and were flexible to arrangements


25 Oct, 2023

The private driver, Charleton, drove us to Hermanus and told us stories of cape town and surrounding area the entire time! He was very friendly. The boat tour was exceptional, was up close to hundreds of dolphins and about 5 whales!


28 Sep, 2023

Wonderful experience at Benguela Cove winery - we went here early before any crowds arrived and the tranquility. Enjoyed a short walking tour Hermanus before heading to the harbour to catch our boat to go out and see the whales - lucky to see multiple southern right mother & calves. Our guide Morne was knowledgeable and helped us capture some great photos of the day!


21 Sep, 2023

The trip got canceled by the operator. We never got a respond for the refund. Do NOT book this unless you are 100% sure of a sunny day!

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