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Hermanus Whale Cruises

#5 of 11 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Hermanus Features Animals
New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 2722
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Before leaving on trips like this, it's normal to do a little online research to see what to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
We saw many whales, dolphins, sea lions, and...

Let me start by saying all tour operators in Hermanus offer the same thing. We sail out the same... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 2722
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Before leaving on trips like this, it's normal to do a little online research to see what to expect. Having read reviews of HWC, truth be told, I expected the worst. Fact is that people are hard pleased mostly. I had a superb day on...More

Thank mosstin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start by saying all tour operators in Hermanus offer the same thing. We sail out the same time, direction, and cruise along the same whales. With Hermanus Whale Cruises, the boat was spacious (more than others) and the host was very kind. We...More

Thank reco86
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We could see around 5 to 7 Whale fishes , it is not so much exited but for the people who wants to experience the Cruise driver and to know about whales they can visti the place, Prefer to take the big Cruise as many...More

1  Thank niran10483
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

To put simply: if you ignore the fact that the staff know very little about whales, they are clearly just there to exploit the tourists; that the health and safety procedures are at best haphazardand seeing whales comes as more of a surprise to the...More

1  Thank Maxine K
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Booked for 9am. Boat arrives at the dock at 9.30am with customs! We waited in the queue till 10.30am and then decided to get a full refund. Should have trusted the recent reviews. All other companies were booked out so not totally surprising. I wonder...More

1  Thank Allan S
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Ignoring some of the negative comments, we had a full safety briefing plus information about the Southern Right whales before we embarked. We managed to see a mother and baby whale but they were quite far away and you needed binoculars (which we didn't possess...More

Thank Reiselustig58
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The trip departed an hour late because the previous trip was delayed. The sea was very choppy and it was very difficult to move about safely. I was knocked off my feet by a fellow passenger and was lucky not to be hurt. There was...More

3  Thank ghp124
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our family took the boat trip to see whales on the 14th of October. We were scheduled to be the first boat trip that morning, it turned out that they had an earlier trip, which returned 30 minutes late and we left 40 minutes after...More

3  Thank Manny K
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Excursion of 2 hours to see whales with 13 friends, ten friends sat at the top of the boat. That day the waves measured 2.5 m in height. During our tour the captain was in the cabin accompanied by two young ladies to whom wanted...More

2  Thank LGT10
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Four of us went on a lunchtime cruise on 8 September. The weather turned rough very quickly, less than halfway through the cruise, with waves hitting us a cross the bow and the wind picking up. The staff closed most of the plastic covers for...More

1  Thank Lucretius
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