Whale Watching

Hermanus Return Transfer in Gansbaai by Dyer Island Cruises (Pty) Ltd


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This whale watching trip includes a return transfer from Hermanus. On arrival at Gansbaai, you’ll listen to a brief introductory talk and safety briefing before heading to nearby Kleinbaai harbour and boarding the Whale Whisperer. You’ll go towards Dyer Island, home to endangered African penguins.

On the way to the whale watching hotspots, you’ll visit Geyser Rock, where over 60 000 Cape fur seals live, before heading into the channel known as “Shark Alley”, where great white sharks hunt. A marine biologist will teach you about the conservation of these species while you focus on whale watching.

What people say

Please see my trip advisor review - submitted 29/10/14 Cheers Matt...  -  Matt Lewis.



2 hours 30 minutes


In Season :: Eco Marine Trips – 01st January to 31st May :: Whale Watching Trips - 1st Jun to 31st December. Seven days a week – weather dependent.


Before the trip, guests meet at the Great White House in Kleinbaai. We then take a 200 metre stroll down to the harbour to board the Whalewatcher


Due to variable weather conditions the trip may not always be possible and is therefore not guaranteed. Time-related itineraries are dependent on tides, weather conditions and the amount of tours scheduled for a particular day.

What to Wear:

Windbreaker, warm clothing, tekkies/sneakers.

Things to bring:

Binoculars, camera, warm clothing.

Guests or Spectators:

Extra cost - please make a booking.

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Inclusions & Exclusions


Chauffeur driven transfer from and to Hermanus, Boat Trip, tea and coffee with muffins on arrival, bottled water on-board and warm soup & bread once back on land.


Extra drinks and snacks. Purchase link for video footage of your trip R200.00.

Opinions On Whale Watching

What the locals say about Whale Watching.

Matt Lewis

Please see my trip advisor review - submitted 29/10/14 Cheers Matt

Mark Budding

Dyer Island Cruises offer a really amazing service. The crew are the best. The captain knows the area and the whales and other species. The Naturalist gives great information and the rest of the crew are always great at answering questions and providing information. We saw Right Whales, Humpbacks as well as a Brydes Whale. Along with Great White Sharks, Penguins and Fur Seals. AMAZING!

Johnen Petra

Hi, everything was fine, lots of information, all people were friendly and habe tips, where we can see the animals. BUT: We did. the second Trip at this day and ordered the film you took and paid for it. But up to now you did not send an email with the film or a link or something else. Kind regards Petra Johnen

Steffen Brigitte

It was a grear trip but the sea was very rough and lots of people were puking. We were lucky to see 2 southern right whale mamas with their babies on Dec 23rd when whale season is usually over. Also did we see a glimpse of a great white when stopping by the shark cage divers. I recommend this trip to those who don't get seasick


This popular fishing town in the Overberg District is best known for sharks and whale watching.

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Dyer Island Cruises (Pty) Ltd

Dyer Island Cruses offers Whale watching, marine safaris and boat trips near Gansbaai in the Overberg.

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