When can you see whales in Hermanus?

Hermanus has been recognized by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) as one of the 12 best whale watching destinations in the world. The best time to enjoy whale watching in Hermanus is between July and November either from land, by boat or from the air via a scenic flight.

How much is whale watching in Hermanus?

Enquire about our discount rates for groups of 10 or more. Private Exclusive whale watching trips are available on request, please contact us….Whale Watching Hermanus Prices.

Adults R1020
Students | Seniors R920
Children (under 14) R510
Children (under 5) FREE

What is the best month to go whale watching?

Whale watching season typically runs from June to October and any month is a good time to get up-close and personal with these gentle giants. Everyone’s favourite aerial behaviour, when the whales launch their entire body out of the water in a spectacular breach, can be seen at any time.

Where is the best place to see whales?

Top Whale-Watching Destinations

  • Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
  • Virginia Beach.
  • Long Island, New York.
  • Cape May, New Jersey.
  • Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
  • Coastal Waters off Florida.
  • Bar Harbor, Maine.
  • Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Where can I see orcas in California?

Monterey Bay
These locations include Long Beach, Monterey Bay, and San Diego. Historically, these Cali coasts have been recorded as seeing a denser killer whale population, particularly during feeding times when their prey is also populous.

Is Hermanus safe at night?

Safety In Hermanus Don’t walk alone at night or along the cliff path after dark. Care should be taken with valuables when visiting crowded areas such as flea markets – keep your belongings close and your bags closed.

What whales do you see in Hermanus?

The most common type of whale in the Hermanus area is the Southern Right Whale. However, you may well encounter other types of whales such as humpbacks, Bryde’s whales, seals, dolphins and lots of birds.

How much does Whale Watching cost?


Age Weekday Weekend/Holiday
Adults (Ages 13 – 59) $34.00 $38.00
Juniors (Ages 3 – 12) $28.00 $32.00
Seniors (60+) $28.00 $32.00
Toddlers (Ages 0 – 2) Free Free

How much is it to go to Hermanus?

A vacation to Hermanus for one week usually costs around R7,081 for one person. So, a trip to Hermanus for two people costs around R14,161 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs R28,323 in Hermanus.

Is morning or afternoon better for whale watching?

One of the reasons that the morning time is the best time of day for whale watching has to do with weather and ocean conditions. The wind is a key player when it comes to smooth seas, and morning trips often have less wind.

How long does whale watching last?

Usually a whale watching tour takes anywhere between 2.5 to 3 hours in order to navigate the ocean in search of different whale species. Depending on the type of whale, it may be necessary to navigate further out from shore to get the best opportunity to spot them based on their migration and feeding habits.

What kind of Whales can you see in Hermanus?

Whale watching season in Hermanus offers a spectacular experience for all visitors. Not only can you see Southern Right Whales but you could also possibly have the pleasure of watching other Whale species like Humpback Whales and Bryde’s Whales.

Where to go whale watching in South Africa?

The experience of boat-based whale watching in Hermanus, Heart of the South African Whale Coast.

When do southern right whales come to South Africa?

Hermanus is famous for Boat Based Whale Watching Trips to see Southern Right Whales in their natural environment and in a responsible manner. Southern Right Whales come to visit South Africa Shores to give birth or to find a mate every year between June and December.

What to do on a whale watching cruise?

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.