Whale Watching Full Day Guided Return Transfer to Hermanus from Cape Town

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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  • 9 hours
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Enjoy a private day trip to Hermanus that is world famous for the abundant sea life including Southern Right Whales in season (May to November). Spend 2-3 hours on a luxury boat with a whale specialist on board and enjoy the possibility of sightings of Southern Right whales, Brydes whales, dolphins, sharks, seals and other sea life. Return via the scenic seaside villages of Hermanus, Kleinmond, Betty's Bay, Rooi Els and Gordons Bay. This round trip is one of those essential experiences for visitors to Cape Town and it includes your qualified and registered tour guide at the helm of an upmarket air-conditioned vehicle.


Start your tour with a friendly, professional tour guide who will pick you up from your accommodation. We will contact you the evening before the tour to confirm all the necessary arrangements. We take the scenic route up the magnificent Sir Lowrys Pass with a pitstop at the top and then travel through to Hermanus where the boat trip starts. Spend 2-3 hours on the boat with a marine tour guide. Depending on the time of year, you may see whales, dolphins, Cape fur seals, African penguins and great white sharks plus an abundance of sea bird life, all potentially in a single trip. An absolute must-see destination for wildlife photographers.
After the boat trip, drive home along the picturesque Gordon's Bay sea route, stopping at the Stony Point penguin colony on the way - time permitting.
Drop off at your accommodation at the end of a great experience.
* NB - the cost of the boat trip is extra (R1020pp)

Stop At:

• Sir Lowry's Pass, Sir Lowry's Pass, Western Cape
• Stony Point Penguin Colony, Betty's Bay South Africa
• Hermanus, Hermanus, Overstrand, Overberg District, Western Cape

  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport in an upmarket private vehicle

  • Cost of boat trip (R1020pp)
  • Entrance fees to additional activities
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking (cost excluded)
  • Infant meals not included
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from any hotel, guesthouse, airbnb or private residence within the Cape Town area


  • Cape Town

Departure Time

08:00 AM

Voucher info

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


9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


14 Sep, 2022

We went to watch the whales from Cape Town during the day. It was a really beautiful experience traveling along the coasts and our guide Miky was amazing, very professional and fun !! Highly recommended !!


20 Jul, 2019

Original trip was cancelled due to weather but cannot thank Jamie and firm efforts in getting us on a revised trip. Ended up getting up at 5am in Cape Town to get there as had an evening flight but well worth it. Cancellations happen but it is how they are dealt with that makes the difference. Saw humpbacks, great white and seals. Stopped off on way back for nice lunch and some pinotage. Excellent!


10 May, 2018

Booked and pre-paid a private tour for 4 people with whale watching with this company through La Vacanza Travel. Less than 48 hours before our tour I was notified it was being canceled due to bad weather. Completely understandable. Now, you would think that if the tour operator canceled your tour you are entitled to a full refund of your money for the services not provided, right? WRONG. This operator refused to give us a refund and to this date La Vacanza Travel has not stood behind the product they sold us. An absolute disgrace! If you want to risk losing your money with an operator of questionable reputation, go ahead and hired these guys. Otherwise, wisen up, and look elsewhere.


22 Jan, 2022

Dave was absolutely amazing! He truly made the trip and I am so fortunate to have met him. You will not regret booking this transfer! We ended up booking another tour with him the next day because he was so knowledgeable and fun. You will not get an experience like this through a taxi ride or cab. Dave even took us to a restaurant and to street shops so we could look around and buy things. He went above and beyond and completely made our trip. Thank you so much Dave!


07 May, 2022

It was an incredible day. David gave great recommendations and was super hospitable. Will never forget the experience.

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