June - November (Seasonal)
from R2100 (per person )
Whether whale watching is a once in a lifetime dream or part of a life-long passion, our 10+ years of expertise provides a superior experience for every client. We specialize in the "Marine Big 5" experience, where we hope to find whales, dolphins, seals, sharks, and African penguins on each trip. Not to mention our incredible seabird sightings (albatross, petrels, skuas, etc) and breath-taking unspoiled scenery - we show you whales and then some!
Safety is our top priority and we spare no expense. Our vessel, is custom-designed for boat-based whale watching, safety, and comfort. She is a 11.5m aluminium hull wrapped in pontoons for steady viewing from any side and is equipped with twin 250hp four-stroke engines (the most eco-friendly in the business). She comes with an onboard toilet, two additional decks for viewing, and an open wheelhouse. We limit our trips to an exclusive 20-24 passengers, assuring that each client has ample space on board as well as a personalized service (this means - book ahead!).
Southern right whale viewing season can be as early as June and run as late as early January - depending on whale activity. There is nowhere else in the world where you can travel for less than one hour and see as many as 20+ whales!
From January - May, Boat Cruises runs eco-trips where we visit our Cape fur seal colony (60,000 seals!), a dolphin habitat, as well as venture into the deep sea to find the unexpected!
Extra Info / Disclaimer
Chauffeur driven transfer to and from Cape Town
Tea and coffee with muffins on arrival
Bottled water on board
Extra beverages and snacks
Minimum Age: 0 years
Minimum Height: 0.0 m
Maximum Height: 0.0 m
Fitness Level: No Fitness Requirement
Qualifications: Not Applicable
Maximum Weight: 0.0 kg
Certification: None Required
Experience Level: No Experience Requirement
What to Wear: Sunscreen Always bring warm clothing as it is cooler at sea than on land. Comfortable closed shoes are advised. Remember to wear your mask.
Things to Bring: Binoculars, camera, warm clothing.
Guests or Spectators: All passengers on board are charged, except for children under 5 years old.
Please use anti-seasick medication well in advance if you are prone to motion sickness. We are not authorised to provide medication on-site.
Your temperature will be checked on arrival as per COVID-19 protocols.
All trips are weather and tide-dependent and launch times may vary accordingly from those stated. Your launch time will be confirmed the day before.
Please allow enough time for transport from Cape Town (3 hours) and Hermanus (1 hour) when traveling to Gansbaai. Please be aware that there are road works en route and waiting times are included in the above traveling times.
COVID-19: YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY!
It is our duty of care to ensure your safety is a priority and respond to any concerns during these ever-changing times. We pride ourselves on our attention to cleanliness and all our diving equipment is cleaned daily. For more information, please view our COVID-19 Protocols on our website.
We have the following precautions in place:
Alcohol-based antibacterial hand sanitizer for all guests onsite
Frequent cleaning and sanitization of all surfaces
On-call medical practitioners
Restrooms are checked & cleaned on a regular basis and replenished
Trained crew and team
COVID-19 TOP TIPS
Wear your mask
Wash and sanitize your hands regularly
Cover your face with the bend of your elbow or with a tissue if you cough or sneeze
Tissues will be available onsite as well as closed bins to dispose of them
Remember to cut the strings of your masks before disposal
Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
Avoid shaking of hands
Fill out your details correctly when registering! Should we need to contact you about anything, we need to have the right information to get in touch with you
COVID-19 UPDATED CANCELLATION POLICY UPDATED:
Our standard cancellation policy stands; however, we are always willing to review on a case by case basis for extenuating circumstances. We have implemented a free date change policy – so if a client wishes to postpone their trip, we are happy to change the departure date to later in 2021 or 2022 at no charge. Please note that if the client moves the date to 2023, the 2023 prices will come into effect.