Hermanus: Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Trip
- Duration: 2 hours
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Unfortunately we were not able to see Whales and the guide told us that there was just one boat going out to see whales (so they searched that for us) but this boat was full already (i think was the same company I contacted some days before). Despite this, the company organizing this tour was very good. They contacted us due to changes they wanted to make, but it was ok for them if we didnt want them (we changed the day due to weather, so it worked for us) The trip was very nice Denver and (I dont remember her name) the german translator were very nice people and learnt a lot from the country and the people. They were very patient and we didnt feel under stress as we did in another day tour with another company. We could totally recommend the tour, the company and the guides are very professional and nice. To see the whale is a mather of nature, or being lucky :)
Everything went very well. The pick up was on time and the boat trip was amazing. We were not too many people on board and could move around quite easily. The guides were very informative and fascinating us with detailed information. We did not by far see all animals mentioned in the description of this trip. For me this was fine as it depends on nature. I mention it to manage expectations of persons who are still thinking whether to book or not. We came close to penguins and whales and had enough time to take pictures and to enjoy these great creatures. We did not have time for lunch and headed back straight after the two hour boat trip. Water and a snack was offered on the way back to the harbour. therefore 4 instead of 5 stars.
Had a great time doing this tour: Everything was well organized, the guides were knowledgeable, beautiful drive down to Hermanus, the whales were amazing to watch! Two recommendations: 1) Book through the local partner directly as it's about 20 pounds cheaper than booking through this website. 2) Book the whale watching boat tour as a combo package with your trip to Hermanus as it will save you some money too.
Saw some copper sharks up close & personal, great whites are not in season at shark alley. However it was nice to do the experience overall and see some kind of sharks, something is better than nothing. The team was very nice and the experience was safe.
If you want to see the whales, you must book additional boat tour, however, if you do it, you get to whales really close. The Potter botanical garden is nice but nothing special. The wine tasting and Hermanos town are really nice.