Hermanus Whale Watching Shared Boat Trip And Private Wine Tour From Cape Town

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    06:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Airports
    Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
    Ports
    Cape Town Cruise Terminal, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
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  • Return Details :
    You will return back to your accommodation in Cape Town between 5pm and 6pm.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Embark on one of the best whale watching boat trips from Cape Town to Hermanus and see the Southern Right Whales up close. Benefit from private transfers on our whale watching boat trip in Hermanus, as well as a stop for wine tasting in the Hemel-en-Aarde Winelands thereafter. You will be transported in a private vehicle with personal guided interaction on your way to Hermanus, but when you arrive, you will join others in the boat. Enjoy the whale watching boat trips near Cape Town by spotting the southern right whales in Hermanus and visit anyone of the 15 wine estates found in the Hermanus route.

Highlights

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

This is a private tour which includes a private vehicle for you and your family/friends with your own private Tour guide/Driver. It is not a shared transport tour and does not include guests from other establishments. So you will have your own luxury vehicle and a personal qualified tour guide/Driver. This Cape Whale Route gives you a massive amount of options when it comes to exploring the Western Cape beyond Cape town. You are also able to customize your own itinerary under the guidance of their knowledgeable Tour Guide/Driver, but there's also a recommended itinerary for you just in case.

You will be collected from your accommodation at the agreed time and embark on a journey to the Whale watching capital of South Africa that is Hermanus. Along this private whale watching and Hermanus wine tour, you will drive on the N2 through small towns of Grabouw and Elgin, the apple growing region in South Africa until we reach Hermanus for the boat-based whale watching experience. Here you will spend 2 to 3 hours on the water for an encounter with these majestic creatures. The southernright whales can be encountered as close as 50 meters. These whales which in size each equal up to ten African Elephants, normally approach the boat for a closer look. You will begin the tour with a briefing by a whale specialist site guide whilst we are still on land. We then head off to the boat and set sail towards the whales. Light refreshments will be served on the boat and the site guide will make sure that you take enough photos. You will not only encounter the whales, but will also leave having gained extensive knowledge from the site guide about these large sea creatures. There is also a Translator on board the boat.

After the private whale watching tour, you will journey back towards Cape town, but not before a stop at 2 wine estates namely Newton-Johnson and Hamilton Russell. Creation Wine Estate is highly recommended for a food and wine pairing lunch.

Next you will proceed to Stoney Point to see the Penguins colony. This is one of the biggest African penguins colonies. Here you will enjoy taking photos to the penguins. Ever wondered how Penguins survive in South Africa? Well, its because they are African Penguins. After the penguins you will travel back to Cape Town via the scenic Route 44 and see for yourselves what make the African coastline unique from the rest of the world.

You will be dropped off at your accommodation at the end of the tour.

Inclusions

Pick up and drop off at accommodation in Cape Town

Private tour guide/driver, Vehicle and Fuel

Bottled water onboard the vehicle

Whale watching boat trip

Stony point Penguins

Entry/Admission - Southern Right Charters

Entry/Admission - Stony Point Penguin Colony

Exclusions

Lunch and Drinks

Gratuities

Wine Tasting fees

Entry/Admission - Creation

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Traveler Reviews

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  • 22-Sep-2022

    A great experience, we saw a lot of whales, the wine tasting was very good value and stony point was amazing too. James was a fantastic guide and told us lots of info and even helped us with planning another day in Cape Town.

  • 30-Aug-2022

    La prima cosa che vi colpisce quando arriva Seifu è il suo sorriso. Quando lo vedrete capirete che siete finiti nelle mani giuste. Una guida precisa, gentile, disponibile e preparata, pronta ad accontentare i suoi clienti perchè quello che conta per lui è che siano felici quando torneranno a casa. Posti visitati da cartolina e che ci rimarranno impressi sicuramente al nostro rientro. Abbiamo fatto il giro in nave per vedere le balene, abbiamo fatto una degustazione vini in un posto splendido (benguela cove), tappa dai dolcissimi pinguini di stoney point e varie tappe per le foto lungo la strada panoramica. Ogni tappa è stata vista con calma e senza fretta, cosa che non accade spesso. Seifu è stato un tesoro è una volta finito il tour ne vorrete prenotare un altro per sentirvi ancora coccolati. Noi speriamo di poter tornare un giorno e ritrovare lui. Grazie di tutto Luca e Vale

  • 29-Aug-2022

    La prima cosa che vi colpisce quando arriva Seifu è il suo sorriso. Quando lo vedrete capirete che siete finiti nelle mani giuste. Una guida precisa, gentile, disponibile e preparata, pronta ad accontentare i suoi clienti perchè quello che conta per lui è che siano felici quando torneranno a casa. Posti visitati da cartolina e che ci rimarranno impressi sicuramente al nostro rientro. Abbiamo fatto il giro in nave per vedere le balene, abbiamo fatto una degustazione vini in un posto splendido (benguela cove), tappa dai dolcissimi pinguini di stoney point e varie tappe per le foto lungo la strada panoramica. Ogni tappa è stata vista con calma e senza fretta, cosa che non accade spesso. Seifu è stato un tesoro e una volta finito il tour ne vorrete prenotare un altro per sentirvi ancora coccolati. Noi speriamo di poter tornare un giorno e ritrovare lui. Grazie di tutto Luca e Vale

  • 24-Jul-2022

    Due to bad weather conditions boat trip was cancelled, but we decided to continue the tour trying to watch whales form the coast. Local tour operator refunded the cost of the boat trip. We could not see any whale but our guide Gavin gave us very good times at Hermanus and at Creation Winery. He was a gentleman, and gave my family and be a complete explanation about everything. We also saw penguins even though the colony was closing when we arrived.

  • 23-Jul-2022

    We saw at least six whales and a couple of them up close. Have done whale watching in a few other places but never had them this close to the boat! A truly amazing experience! The captain and crew are super nice!

  • 02-Jul-2022

    Of course, sighting the whales was a great highlight but the care and kindness of our tour guide Reagan and the captain and crew on the boat made the experience fabulous. Reagan then went on to take us to an amazing winery for the wine tasting and delicious lunch. He is very knowledgeable and made sure all of our requests were fulfilled if at all possible. I HIGHLY recommend him and if I come back will request him as our guide.

  • 25-Sep-2021

    We were not able to watch the whales due to the bad weather, so we went to Cape of Good hope tour instead. Our host Ray was awesome - very pleasant , knowledgeable and careful.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    This was a great day trip, well worth a visit while in Cape Town. Our guide Danton made sure we had a pleasant time. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. The six course paring menu at Creation wines was amazing. The whale watching was great. It was the first day in four days that the boat went out because the seas were rough. We took Dramamine in advance of the boat ride and were not sick. Others did not fare as well, so take precautions or sit in the lower back portion of the boat where you're less subject to movement (the views are great from there too!). Overall we'd do this again in a heartbeat. Ask for Danton, you won't be disappointed!

  • 13-Oct-2019

    This was a great day trip, well worth a visit while in Cape Town. Our guide Danton made sure we had a pleasant time. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. The six course paring menu at Creation wines was amazing. The whale watching was great. It was the first day in four days that the boat went out because the seas were rough. We took Dramamine in advance of the boat ride and were not sick. Others did not fare as well, so take precautions or sit in the lower back portion of the boat where you're less subject to movement (the views are great from there too!). Overall we'd do this again in a heartbeat. Ask for Danton, you won't be disappointed!

  • 04-Sep-2019

    Despite some last minute shuffling around, the tour was excellent! Cornelius was fantastic and the company the whale watch was chartered through did an excellent job- whales all over the place and mostly right next to the boat!! The wine tours were just what we were looking for- great wines/ great venues and Cornelius also had a few stops on his own that were particularly scenic- great day!

    Lesson learned- I had to supply my contact info for the booking- but we brought my wife's cell phone/ iPad to Africa. Although I had also supplied alternate contact info (hers)- when the local travel group made a significant change to the pick-up time- they only attempted to contact me- not using the alternate info. I hade re-confirmed all the details two days before we left- I believe your local company had not made any arrangements for the whales OR the guide and had to scramble at the last minute...not very professional- but the day was a success!

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