Marine Safari (Dec Feb)
For group bookings or if availability appears limited please contact us
MARINE SAFARI (Low Season whale watching) December - end January PEAK WHALE SEASON June - December
TRIP DURATION 1h30 - 3hrs, dependent on marine life encountered .Average trip time is 2 hours.
TRIP TIMES 09h00 (additional tour at 13h00 based on weather and demand) Arrival time is 30 minutes prior for check-in and our on-land briefing
WHAT YOU CAN ENCOUNTER Bryde’s whales, dolphins, seas, penguins and a variety of sea birds The Bryde’s whale is the only whale species likely to be seen. (Low Season)
SIGHTING GUARANTEE At the discretion of the skipper, if the tour is unsatisfactory due to no whale and/or dolphin sightings the guests may be offered a 50% refund or the option of joining another trip for free, based on availability.
Private Exclusive Boat tours are available on request, please contact us directly.
Your marine safari begins with an on-land briefing presented by our specialist guide before heading down the jetty to our catamaran. We then set off from the Hermanus New Harbour in search of Brydes Whales and other marine life.
During the tour our friendly, knowledgeable crew adds that personal touch to ensure an all-round great experience, from ensuring you don’t miss the perfect photo opportunities to serving complimentary light refreshments. Our guide keeps you informed via our on board PA system ensuring your boat trip is informative and educational.
After the boat tour, you can peruse our local craft & souvenirs on offer or simply relax at our outdoor seating on the water’s edge, enjoying a coffee whilst reading up on the area & surfing the net on our complimentary Wi-Fi.
Two acclaimed restaurants and a pub are within easy walking distance of The Whale Shack.
Complimentary Light Refreshments (Mineral water, soft drinks & crisps)
Return Transfers from Cape Town & Hermanus Entrance fee into the New Harbour, payable in cash to the Harbour Authority (R5)
Sea sick tablets should be taken in advance as per packet instructions- if necessary Depending on the weather a beanie & scarf / sunscreen & cap Camera (Tripods & Binoculars are not advised & Drones not permitted)
Weather appropriate clothing and a windbreaker Sensible footwear (For ladies flat shoes are recommended)
Not suitable for people with limited mobility (please contact us for more information or if you have questions on this topic)
'The Whale Shack', Southern Right Charters, New Harbour. Cnr. of Westcliff & Still Road.
ARRIVAL TIME 30 Minutes prior to trip time.
TRIP DURATION 1h30 – 3hrs, average 2 hours.
WEATHER PERMITTING All trips are weather permitting, cancellation can occur with little prior notice if necessary. Notification of any cancellations will be made telephonically on the day of your booked trip. Should the trip not take place due to sea conditions or cancellation for any reason by the company, no payment is required/full refund given.
CONTACT DETAILS Please make sure your contact details are based on your South African accommodation and/or roaming/local mobile number to ensure we can contact you if the weather does not permit your trip taking place.
CHILDREN POLICY All ages welcome. Minors (U/18) must be accompanied by an adult and be under their supervision for the full duration of the tour. All children aged 12 years and under are required to wear a life jacket for the full duration of the tour.
Please note that all transfers and shuttle services offered are outsourced to local reputable operators, Southern Right Charters shall under no circumstances be liable for any act or omission of any outsourced operators.
Confirmed bookings will be released if you have not arrived 15 min. prior to departure, unless you have called to notify us. For Low Season Tours/ Marine Safari's, Minimum guest requirement for the tour to take place. For bookings of 1- 20 Persons: Cancellations or amendments to confirmed booking received less than 24hrs before time of trip, 100% cancellation fee will be charged. For a booking of +21 Persons & Private Charters: Cancellations or amendments to confirmed booking received less than 7 days before time of trip, 100% cancellation fee will be charged.
In the event of unforeseeable circumstances policies can be amended at the discretion of Southern Right Charters
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