Hermanus Whale Cruises


The Hermanus Whale Cruises Whale Watching Trips depart from the New Harbour in Hermanus and last two hours.


Adults - R 1300.00 pp
Students - R 1200.00pp
Children between 4 to 12 - R 650.00 pp
Children 3 and under - Free

Hermanus Whale Cruises

Eco Cruises

Costs R1000 per adult. Children 4 to 12 years at R500.00pp.
Children under 4years is free of charge.
The tour lasts 1 to 1.5 hours and operates from January to May.

Our whale watching is from 1 June till December and our Eco Marine trips is from December till May

Getting to the New Harbour in Hermanus: GPS: 34 degrees 26'02"S- 19 degrees 13'08"E Our physical address is 148 Westcliff Road, Hermanus

Hermanus Whale Cruises

Departure times:

Weather permitting

Hermanus Whale Cruises

Please Note:

As a permit holder for Sub-area 3, Hermanus Whale Cruises is permitted to approach whales up to 50 metres. The whales normally turn and approach our boat often coming as close as 1 metre! We are then allowed to remain in position alongside the whales for up to 20 minutes.

Whale Cruiser:

Our whale watching boat seats 87 passengers and takes a crew of 5. There is a top viewing deck that seats 28 passengers, while the front viewing deck seats 7. The Whale Cruiser is wheelchair-friendly!

Our whale watching boat, "Whale Cruiser", carries up to 87 passengers.

Snacks and mineral water and soft drinks are served during the trip.

The operating period is from June to December.

No smoking and no alcohol is allowed during trips.

Hermanus Whale Cruises