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Hermanus Whale Cruises

Main Activity: Whale & Dolphin Watching (boat based)

South Africa - Western Cape - Hermanus

Contact Information

Contact: Mr Phillipus May
Address: New Harbour, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
Tel: +28 313 2722
GPS: 19° 13' 28" E, 34° 26' 00" S


Hermanus Whale Cruises has been operating in the Walker Bay area since the first permits for boat based whale watching were granted in 1998.
The skippers and guides – all of them registered SATOUR guides – are from the local community of Hawston, and their combined experience enables them to provide the visitor with a vast amount of local information, especially in the area of boat based whale watching. Their knowledge of local weather and sea conditions is considerable. The whale watching boat which they operate is named "Whale Cruiser".

Hermanus Whale Cruises is operated by the Sandown Bay Fishing Company (Pty) Ltd – owned by shareholders who are all from the previously disadvantaged community of Hawston, an historical fishing village located 12km from Hermanus. Two of the shareholders, Tom Gelderblom and Phillipus May, are the directors of the company.

Cultural Tours:
We offer fully guided Cultural Tours of Hawston, Hermanus and Gansbaai taking you to see the local fishing communities and historical sites. Fully accredited local guides will take you to historical places as well as the mountain, harbour, lagoon, swimming pool and the blue flag beach. Traditional foods at restaurant by arrangement.

Species sighted in this area

Southern Right Whales, Bryde's Whales, Cape Fur Seal, African Penguins, Dolphins and a variety of Marine Birds

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Vessel Info

Vessel Name: Whale Cruiser
Vessel Type: Monohul
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