Hermanus Whale Watching Full Day Tour

This picturesque whale tour takes you over the mountains to the seaside town of Hermanus. Set between mountains and the sea, Hermanus offers some of the greatest land based opportunities for whale watching in the world. Close sightings of the Southern Right whale are likely. On the drive back we follow the coastline, which gives further possibility of whale and even dolphin sightings. A stop is made at Stony Point, near Betty’s Bay to see the penguin colony before returning back to Cape Town.

Whale Watching Tour Highlights:
• Sir Lowry’ Pass (picture stop)
• Hermanus
• Land base whale watching & optional boat trip
• Betty’s Bay stop at the Penguin Colony (Stoney Point)
• Gordon’s Bay drive
• Scenic Clarence Drive

Duration 9 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Fuel surcharge
What's excluded :
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees (Hermanus Boat Trip)
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hermanus, Hermanus, Overstrand, Overberg District, Western Cape

The tour will start from your hotel with a beautiful drive to Sir Lowry’s Pass with majestic panoramic views over the low-lying white sandy beaches that stretch back towards Cape Town as you make your way towards Hermanus.

Upon your arrival in Hermanus, you will be briefed about the Southern Right Whales. Afterwards you will aboard the whale boat and embark on a 2 to 3 hour sea excursion in the search for the Southern Right Whales. As soon as a whale is spotted, the skipper will stop the boat so that you can see these amazing sea creatures up close.

An opportunity for land base viewing is aided by the cliffs edges of Hermanus with walk able paths which serve as an ideal viewing point for the surrounding waters.

From Hermanus we drive to Betty’s Bay to view the African Penguins at Stoney Point. The tour proceeds with a drive through Gordon’s Bay with amazing sunset views and beautiful beaches for a scenic drive on Clarence Drive back to Cape Town

Duration: 9 hours

Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
Departure Time :
8:00 AM
Return Detail :
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Whale watching boat tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour at an additional cost
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Bosch Travel and Tours

Activity ID: V-87749P3

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