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Hermanus Whale Cruises

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The Hermanus Whale Cruises offers visitors the opportunity to see the giant but gentle whales in their natural environment from the comfort of a whale watching boat. The boat has a top viewing deck as well as a front viewing deck, and snacks, mineral water, and soft drinks are available during the trip that lasts approximately two hours. Tours depart from the New Harbour in Hermanus daily from June to December.

Facts about hermanus whale cruise

  1. Prime Whale-Watching Season: Hermanus is renowned as one of the best whale-watching destinations in the world, with the southern right whale migration occurring annually from June to December. During this time, these magnificent marine mammals gather in the sheltered waters of Walker Bay to calve and nurse their young, providing an unparalleled opportunity for whale watching from the comfort of a cruise vessel.

  2. Expert Guidance: Hermanus whale cruises are led by experienced skippers and knowledgeable marine biologists who are passionate about marine conservation and wildlife preservation. They provide insightful commentary and guidance throughout the cruise, offering fascinating insights into the behavior, biology, and conservation status of the southern right whales, as well as other marine species encountered along the way.

  3. Close Encounters: Unlike land-based whale watching, which offers distant views of the whales from the shore, Hermanus whale cruises provide the opportunity for up-close encounters with these majestic creatures. From the deck of your vessel, you’ll have the chance to witness whales breaching, spy-hopping, and interacting with each other in their natural habitat, creating unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

  4. Scenic Cruising: In addition to whale watching, Hermanus whale cruises offer the chance to explore the scenic beauty of Walker Bay and its surrounding coastline. Cruise past towering cliffs, hidden coves, and pristine beaches, soaking in the panoramic views of the rugged coastline and sparkling ocean waters.

  5. Environmental Awareness: Hermanus whale cruises prioritize environmental sustainability and responsible tourism practices, ensuring minimal disturbance to the whales and their habitat. Vessels adhere to strict guidelines and regulations to protect the welfare of the whales and other marine life, while also raising awareness about the importance of marine conservation and stewardship.


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