Whale Watching Hermanus in Hermanus

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Whale Watching Hermanus

Stil street, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa)
Please note this activity requires a minimum of 1 people to book

R 1,000.00/ person

Activity Information

Company:Hermanus Whale Watchers

Activity:Whale Watching Hermanus

Activity Types:Marine & Water Tours | Family & Kids Activities | Whale Watching | Boat Cruises


Adults Allowed:Yes

Children Allowed:Yes

The Whale Watchers in Hermanus, South Africa is a boat- based whale watching company offering an exciting up-close and personal encounter with Southern Right Whales in their natural environment. Whale watching season starts in June and ends December. An exhilarating two hour voyage to discover Walkerbay’s wonderful wildlife, stunning coastline and famous whales. Our vessel,Unathi is WHEELCHAIR accessible and CHILD FRIENDLY. THE VESSEL - Unathi is a 36 seater , 15 meter catamaran with two 380HP inboard diesel engines. THE CREW: You will be accompanied by our SAMSA registered skipper and two SATOUR registered guides

Duration: Usually 2 hours, sometimes longer, depending on the whales Departure times: 7h00, 9h00, 11h00, 14h00 and 16h00 Trip times might vary due to weather and tide conditions. Guiding: You will be accompanied by one of our SATOUR qualified guides for the duration of the trip. Our guides have first-hand knowledge about the marine wildlife of this area. The tour starts at our orange office on your right hand side as you enter the New Harbour. You will be welcomed by Cindy and Kylin who will set the scene for a memorable trip. Our clean, comfortable bathroom facilities are available for your convenience. You will love the beautiful view over Walkerbay during the 2 minute walk down to the vessel. Once on board one of our guides will give an orientation briefing about the trip, safety and facilities on board as well as the marine wildlife we can expect to encounter. The Whale Experience: An exhilarating two hour voyage to discover Walkerbay’s wonderful wildlife, stunning coastline and famous whales. Depending on conditions and recent sightings, you could find yourself exploring the coast towards De Plaat or the sandy beaches of Hawston, in search of the stars of the whale watching trip - Southern Right Whales. On the way to our whale watching area we regularly encounter two different whale species inhabiting these waters, Humpback and Bryde’s whales. Each trip is different, which makes the experience even more exciting! ! When we set out from the harbour we never know exactly what kind of whales wait for us out at sea on that particular day. While you enjoy your whale watching we will serve you crisps and cold drinks. Return to Land: You can enjoy the boat ride and magnificent landscapes while summing up the experiences of the trip with our friendly guides. Because we are dealing with wild animals, it might happen, especially in the beginning of season, that there were no sightings. In a case of no sightings we offer you the option to join us on another trip free of charge.

What To Wear

Warm clothes, windbreaker

Things To Bring

Camera, food, drink, sunblock, sunglasses, anti nausea medication (should seasickness be a concern - we recommend that the medication is taken the night before and two hours prior to the trip).

Guests Or Spectators

Only paying guest allowed on boat


2 Hour Guided Whale Watching Cruise We serve complimentary cold drinks, water and crisps



Payment: The full amount due must be paid in full prior to trip departure unless by prior arrangement. Cancellations by client: Cancellations must be in writing (fax and e-mail acceptable) by the persons signing the booking form and are not effective until confirmed as received by the Company. If the cancellation is received more than 10 working days prior to departure, the deposit will be refunded, less banking charges. If the cancellation is received within 10 working days of departure, a further charge of 50% of the full tour fare will apply. The Whale Watchers may cancel or postpone a trip due to bad weather. Cancellations by the Whale Watchers: Whale Watchers reserves the right to, in any circumstances, cancel the trip. In instances where the Company cannot run the trip, all monies paid by the client will be refunded and this will constitute the full extent of the company’s liability. The Client may elect to join an alternative trip. 50% refunds will be made in the event of absolutely no whale sighting. Indemnity form to be signed on arrival. The Whale Watchers will not be responsible for, or liable for any loss or damages of property. Return and Refunds policy The provision of goods and services by Whale Watchers is subject to availability. In cases of unavailability, Whale Watchers go to every endeavour to rebook/reschedule the service. If that is not possible, it will be considered to refund the client soon as possible. Customer privacy policy Whale Watchers shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of users. For the purpose of this clause, "personal information" shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The PAIA may be downloaded from: http://www.polity.org.za/attachment.php?aa_id=3569 Payment options accepted Payment may be made via Visa, MasterCard, credit cards for online bookings. Bank transfers or cash will only be accepted for direct bookings into the Whale Watchers bank account, the details of which will be provided on request Credit card acquiring and security Credit card transactions will be acquired for Whale Watchers via PayGate (Pty) Ltd who are the approved payment gatewa. PayGate uses the strictest form of encryption, namely Secure Socket Layer 3 (SSL3) and no credit card details are stored on the website. Users may go to www.paygate.co.za to view their security certificate and security policy. Customer details separate from card details Customer details will be stored by Whale Watchers separately from card details which are entered by the client on PayGate’s secure site. For more detail on PayGate refer to www.paygate.co.za Merchant Outlet country and transaction currency The merchant outlet country at the time of presenting payment options to the cardholder is South Africa. Transaction Currency is South African Rand (ZAR). Responsibility Whale Watchers takes responsibility for all aspects relating to the transaction including sale of goods and services sold on this website, customer service and support, dispute resolution and delivery of goods Country of domicile This website is governed by the laws of South Africa and Whale Watchers chooses as its domicilium citandi et executandi for all purposes under this agreement, whether in respect of court process, notice, or other documents or communication of whatsoever nature. Variation Whale Watchers may, in its sole discretion, change this agreement or any part thereof at any time without notice. Company information This website is run by Whale Watchers based in South Africa trading as Whale Watchers and with registration number 2006/032340/07. Whale Watchers - contact details Stil Street Road, New Harbour Address: Hermanus Western cape 7200 Email: bookings@whalewatchers.biz Phone: +27 28 312 4957 Website address: http://www.hermanuswhalewatchers.co.za/



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