Southern Right Charters offers boat-based Hermanus whale watching tours from the New Harbour in Hermanus, the Capital of the Cape Whale Coast. Our Hermanus Whale Watching Tours operate within the local waters of Walker Bay, one of the best whale watching areas in the world.
Our company is progressive, environmentally sensitive and as a licensed permit holder operates under a motto of: ‘Observing NOT Disturbing’ – the safety and conservation of the whales and marine life is principal. Southern Right Charters believes it is their obligation to ensure the service offered is informative and educational.
Our peak whale season runs from June to December each year, in Hermanus we are lucky to host the bulk of the Southern Right Whale migration. Our trip times are 9am/12pm/3pm daily. The arrival time is 30 minutes prior to departure time.
TRIP DEPARTURE TIMES 9h00; 12h00 & 15h00
Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time for the on-land safety briefing and issuing of tickets.
For private charters, additional trip times of 6h30 & 17h00 can be requested dependent on time of year. TRIP DURATION 1hr 30m – 3hrs Average 2 hours, trip time depends on travelling time to the whales. WHAT WE CAN ENCOUNTER Southern Right whales, Humpback and Bryde’s whales, dolphins, seals,
penguins, birds and other marine life. INCLUSIONS Light refreshments included on-board, WIFI available at on-land guest area. EXCLUSIONS Souvenir USB movie of whale watching trip including bonus short film; Coffee & Tea at on-land
guest area; Local craft & souvenirs; Transfers Cape Town – Hermanus MEETING POINT Southern Right Charters, The Whale Shack. New Harbour. Hermanus
To take a quick peek at our tour & the whale watching trip, please watch the video onYOU TUBE
RATES (PEAK SEASON 5 June- 5 Dec 2020)
ADULTS R950 STUDENTS | SENIORS R850 CHILDREN U/14 R480 CHILDREN U/5 FREE
Tour Description: Explore the magic of our unique coastline & Walker Bay Whale
sanctuary up close & personal in one of our stable kayaks in the company of an
experienced guide. Glide across sparkling water while marveling at the majestic cliffs and
sea life. From June til December you have the opportunity to see the Southern Right
whale within the whale sanctuary from your kayak. Other possible sighting throughout
the year include cape fur seals, dolphins, penguins and a variety of sea birds.
Itinerary: We depart from the Old Harbour in Marine Drive, Hermanus and hug the
coastline all the way to the New Harbour from where we take a direct route back
towards the Old Harbour. Our experienced guide will open up the wonders of the ocean
to you with interesting relevant information regarding the marine life of Walker Bay. The
route can change at any time depending on wind or swell.
Price: R450 per person.
Departure times: May to October: 9am, 11h30am and 2pm. November to April: 8am,
10h30am and 1pm
Duration: The trip will take 2 hours of the client’s time. Time on the water, after check in
and through safety briefing, is roughly 1 hour 30 minutes.
Season: Every day, weather depending
Group size: Minimum 2 persons, maximum 19 persons per departure. We can
Accommodate bigger groups by splitting them into back-to-back trips.