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Whale watching - Hermanus

in Cape Town by Apex Shark Expeditions


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The oceans off the southern tip of Africa offer some of the most exciting whale watching in the world with at least 37 different species of dolphins and whales calling these waters home!

The whale watching trip gives you an opportunity to marvel at the size and grace of these incredible animals and be thrilled by encounters with a host of other marine life including African penguins, Cape Fur seals, Cormorants, Bank Cormorants and possibly even sharks. Around June each year the Southern Right whales tend to arrive, and usually depart late November. Between May and December we see the Humpback whales migrate through the region, and we are fortunate to have the Brydes whales offshore all year round.

The area, however, is famous for the frequent encounters with Southern Right whales, Humpback whales, as well as a number of species of coastal dolphins. You also have the chance to see Cape Fur seals, African penguins, oyster catchers and a variation of marine life.



2 hours 30 minutes


The service is available 1 June to 16 November each year.


Old Harbour in Hermanus


This service is weather dependent. We receive our final weather report at 14h00 each day and the decision to put to sea is made by the skipper based on this weather update. We will, therefore, confirm or cancel the afternoon prior to your trip.

What to Wear:

Warm clothing in winter: June to September – Closed shoes, long pants, waterproof jacket and cap / beanie. In summer: October – April – a wind-breaker, cap / hat.

Things to bring:

Dress in layers, Warm weather jacket, closed shoes, beanie, scarf, hat/cap, polarized sunglasses, sun block & camera.

Guests or Spectators:

Spectators can wait for the guests at our offices until the boat returns.
Inclusions & Exclusions


Included in the price is refreshments on the boat, safety equipment like life jackets, boat trip and a qualified skipper


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