|Hermanus Whale Cruises
|Phone:||+27(0)28 313 2722
|Address:||148 Westcliff Road
HERMANUS WHALE CRUISES offers you the experience of boat-based whale watching in Hermanus, Heart of the South African Whale Coast.
We also offer Eco-Tours, a sight-seeing experience where you can interact with dolphins, seals, clawless otters and a variety of sea bird life, as well as Cultural Tours where you meet the local people and learn more of their history, culture and environment.
Fishing villages like Hawston, Kleinmond, Gansbaai, Arniston and Struisbaai are visited, as well as the Moravian Mission Stations of Elim, Genadendal and Zuurbraak. Township tours to Mount Pleasant, Zwelihle and Stanford can be arranged.
Hermanus Whale Cruises has been operating in the Walker Bay area since the first permits for Boat Based Whale Watching were granted in 1998. The Skippers and Guides all of them registered Tourist Guides are from the local community of Hawston just outside of Hermanus.
The combined experience of our Skippers and Guides enables us to provide the visitor with a vast amount of local information, especially within the Boat Based Whale Watching area. Also their knowledge of the local weather and sea conditions is considerable.
"Whale Cruiser" Our Crown Jewel is the whale watching boat which we operate from.
The Hermanus Whale Cruises Whale Watching Trips depart from the New Harbour in Hermanus and last two hours.
As a permit holder for Sub-area 3, Hermanus Whale Cruises is permitted to approach whales up to 50 metres. The whales normally turn and approach our boat often coming as close as 1 metre! We are then allowed to remain in position alongside the whales for up to 20 minutes.
Our new whale watching boat seats 87 passengers and takes a crew of 5. There is a top viewing deck that seats 28 passengers, while the front viewing deck seats 7. The Whale Cruiser is wheelchair-friendly!