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Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

Main Activity: Whale & Dolphin Watching (land based)

South Africa - Western Cape - Gans Bay

Contact Information

Contact: Mrs Michele
Address: Gansbaai Harbour, Gans Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Tel: 0829267977
GPS: 19° 20' 49" E, 34° 35' 03"


We specialize in taking tourists to view Southern Right Whales from close up from our luxury boat Ivanhoe. We utilize only Specialist Whale Guides registered with SATOUR and have the permit for Overberg sub-area 2 of Walker Bay, Walker Bay is world-renowned for having the most Southern Right Whales visit of all the areas of South Africa where Boat Based Whale Watching is permitted. We operate from Gansbaai, on the Southern side of Walker Bay, directly across from the world-famous cliff paths of Hermanus on the Northern side of the Bay

There can be no greater experience than to meet one of these animals in its own environment. They are so big and we are so small. A number of my guests have been totally overcome and brought to tears by the emotional experience of having one of these incredible giants interact with us.

The Southern Right Whale can be inquisitive and will, more often than not, interact with a boat, sometimes playful or showing-off, showing every sign of enjoying your company. On other occasions they can totally ignore you. We allow the whale to dictate the type of company it wants and will never chase a whale to show it to our guests. Successful interaction is based on the manner in which the skipper approaches the animal.

Species sighted in this area

Southern Right Whale, Bryde's Whale,Minke Whales, Dolphin, African Penguin, Cape Fur Seal, variety of Marine Birds and occasional Humpback Whale

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Vessel Info

Vessel Name: Ivanhoe
Vessel Type: 13 Metre Catamaran
Registration No: DTC 3740B W

Vessel Name: Ivanhoe Too
Vessel Type: 10 Metre Catamaran
Registration No: DTC 705B W

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