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Hermanus Whale Watching with Southern Right Charters

The Whale Shack, New Harbour. Hermanus, Western Cape

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Hermanus Whale Watching with Southern Right Charters

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The Whale Shack, New Harbour. Hermanus, Western Cape

Bookings open 2 June 2023

Come and explore with Southern Right Charters on a whale watching trip of a lifetime. Get up close and personal to the gentle giants of the deep. Sighting include mainly Southern Right Whales, however Humpback Whales, Bryde’s Whales, Dolphins and Penguins are also seen quite frequently. Additional sightings include a variety of marine birds as well as the endangered African Penguin. Our custom and purpose built catamaran ensures the ultimate comfort and stability to guests and the numerous viewing platforms allows offer spectacular viewing opportunities for all guests.

Whale season is between June and December when the Southern Right Whales migrate to warmer waters to breed and calve. Trips last between 1h30 minutes and 3h00 and depends on the traveling time to the whales.

Trips depart daily at 09h00, 12h00 and 15h00 from Hermanus, known as the whale capital of the world. Southern Right Charters are permitted up to 50 feet from the whales. It is not uncommon for these curious creatures to swim right up to the boat.

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Activity Information

Company:Southern Right Charters

Activity:Hermanus Whale Watching with Southern Right Charters

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


Start Location:New Harbour Hermanus

End Location:New Harbour Hermanus

Adults Allowed:Yes

Children Allowed:Yes


What To Wear

Weather appropriate clothing and a windbreaker Sensible footwear (For ladies flat shoes are recommended)

Things To Bring

Sea sick tablets should be taken in advance as per packet instructions- if necessary Depending on the weather a beanie & scarf / sunscreen & cap Camera (No Drones/UVA permitted, Tripods & Binoculars are not advised)

Guests Or Spectators

This activity is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility (please contact us for more information or questions on this topic) Commentary is provided in English


Complimentary Light Refreshments


Souvenir Movie of your trip including bonus chapter on the Whales of Hermanus Return Transfers from Cape Town & Hermanus Entrance fee into the New Harbour, payable in cash to the Harbour Authority (R5)

Bookings will be released if the guests have not arrived 15 minutes prior to departure, unless we have been notified telephonically. Cancellation terms apply. Cancellations or amendments received less than 24hrs before time of trip, 100% cancellation fee will be charged. Southern Right Charters shall under no circumstances be liable for any act or omission of any outsourced operators. Upon the confirmation of any booking, it will be regarded that the client has read and accepted all the Terms and conditions. In the event of unforeseeable circumstances policies can be amended at the discretion of Southern Right Charters.

ARRIVAL TIME 30 minutes prior to Trip Departure Time (Strictly) TRIP DURATION 1h30 – 3hrs, duration depends on the time spent traveling to the whales. SIGHTING GUARANTEE At the discretion of the skipper, if the tour is unsatisfactory due to no whale and/or dolphin sightings the guests may be offered a 50% refund. INDEMNITY & LIABILITY All guests are required to sign an indemnity & waiver form on arrival. CHILDREN POLICY All ages welcome. Minors (U/18) must be accompanied by an adult and be under their supervision for the full duration of the tour. All children aged 12 years and under are required to wear a life jacket for the full duration of the tour. We strongly advise motion sickness syrup for infants and toddlers. No prams are allowed on-board the boat.

  • The Relevant permits are in place.


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