Whale Watching Private Day Tour To Gansbaai From Cape Town

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from any hotel, guesthouse, airbnb or private residence within the Cape Town area
    Ports
    Cape Town
  • Return Details :
    Your hotel or guest house in Cape Town
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy a private day trip to Hermanus which is world famous for its abundant sea life including Southern Right Whales in season. Spend 2-3 hours on a luxury boat with a whale specialist on board and enjoy the possibility of sightings of humpback whales, Brydes whales, dolphins, sharks, seals and other sea life. Walk along the cliff path, have lunch at the waters edge and return via the scenic seaside villages of Kleinmond, Betty's Bay, Rooi Els and Gordons bay. This round trip is one of those essential experiences for visitors to Cape town and it includes your qualified and registered tour guide at the helm of a luxury air-conditioned vehicle.

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Start your tour with a friendly, professional tour guide who will pick you up from your accommodation in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle. We will contact you the evening before the tour to confirm all the necessary arrangements.

Duration: 15 minutes

Location: Born in Africa Tours, Western Cape

Once you are on your way, you can relax and enjoy the scenic drive to Gansbaai which takes you up the majestic Sir Lowrys Pass through the Elgin apple farms and then down the Houwhoek Pass to Hermanus. The trip to Gansbaai takes about 2.5 hours.

Pass By: Sir Lowry's Pass, Western Cape

Payment for the boat trip is due on arrival. Spend 2-3 hours on a luxury boat with a whale specialist on board. The Southern Right Whales only appear between July and December, but the boat trip does offer the possibility of sightings (no guarantees unfortunately) of hump back whales, Brydes whales, sharks, Cape fur seals, dolphins, penguins and other sea life all year round. Light refreshments on the boat are included.
Please take into account that there are times when the sea is too rough for the boat to go out. In this event, you can choose from various other options to replace the boat trip.
Cost of the boat trip = R1200 per person (credit cards accepted).


Duration: 3 hours

Location: Marine Dynamics, Kleinbaai, Overstrand, Overberg District, Western Cape

Have lunch in the beautiful seaside town of Hermanus and enjoy the views of the cliffs and the quaint harbour.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Hermanus Cliff Path, Hermanus, Overstrand, Overberg District, Western Cape

You'll drive home along the stunning Gordon's Bay sea route passing through Kleinmond, Betty's Bay, Rooi Els and Gordons bay. Before the tour ends, you'll also be able to visit the penguin colony at Stony Point Nature Reserve. Your guide will drop you off at your accommodation at the end of this tour.

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Stony Point Penguin Colony, Betty's Bay, Overberg District, Western Cape

You'll drive home along the stunning Gordon's Bay sea route passing through Kleinmond, Betty's Bay, Rooi Els and Gordons bay. Before the tour ends, you'll also be able to visit the penguin colony at Stony Point Nature Reserve. Your guide will drop you off at your accommodation at the end of this tour.

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Stony Point Penguin Colony, Betty's Bay, Overberg District, Western Cape

Inclusions

Bottled water

Driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

Cost of boat trip (R900pp) - prices are subject to change without notice

Entrance fees to additional activities

Food and drinks

Lunch

Gratuities

Entry/Admission - Marine Dynamics

Entry/Admission - Hermanus Cliff Path

Entry/Admission - Stony Point Penguin Colony

Entry/Admission - Stony Point Penguin Colony

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking (cost excluded)

Infant meals not included

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 21-Oct-2016

    Our tour guide was very prompt, friendly, and professional couldn't be faulted on his wealth of knowledge and great customer service. The tour began with a stop off for breakfast at a farmers market eatery called Peregrine. Then a drive to Heramus to join the whale watching boat. The skipper Ken was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We manage to see two whales and was given the opportunity to purchase a video footage of our trip. Dave Coxford met us on our return and we took the Coastal drive back to Cape Town. Stopping off to shots of the penguins and a sighting of a Dassie at Betty's Bay.