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Whale Watching from Gansbaai

Highlights
  • 2-hour whale watching trip from Gansbaai

  • Travel along the cliffs of De Keldar after leaving the harbor

  • Watch for Southern right whales

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Whale Watching from Gansbaai
From US$85.93
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2-Hour Southern Right Whale Trip View these gentle giants from the comfort of a purpose built whale viewing vessel.
US$85.93
Whale Trip 10:00am
2-Hour Southern Right Whale Trip View these gentle giants from the comfort of a purpose built whale viewing vessel.
US$85.93
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Overview
Enjoy an exciting 2-hour whale watching excursion from Gansbaai. Leave the harbor and head for the cliffs of De Keldar to look for Southern right whales, which mate and give birth in this area every year. Keep an eye out for other sea life, including dolphins, sharks and penguins.
What to Expect
Launch from the quaint fishing harbour of Gansbaai and travel along the cliffs of De Keldar’s. There, you will find a nature reserve that has been proven to hold the highest concentration of whales in South Africa. The shallow waters allow the whales to mate and protect their calves.

The whales you can expect to see are known as Southern right whales. Similar to the North Atlantic and North Pacific right whales, they are considered different due to the shape of their skulls. Along the way, keep a look out for dolphins, caper fur seals, and sharks. You may also witness humpback, Minke, and Bryde's whales frolicking in the ocean. Finally, catch a glimpse at beautiful Orcas, False killer whales, and the African penguin.

Return back to the harbour at the end of your boating adventure.
Reviews (33)
1 - 5 of 32 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Ivenhoe Sea Safaris

It was great. We got to see a bunch of whales one even came within 10 meters of the boat! The people who work there are really friendly and tell you important facts about whales. If they didn't know the answer to a question they...More

Thank malinbaggenstos
Reviewed 6 days ago
Fantastic day

The staff are great and whales were fabulous. Such a treat. Also had great taxi from Cape Town - Tash's Taxis. Lovely interesting driver, helped make it a day to remember.More

Thank djwithington
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We do have a passionate crew and we are having a wonderful whale season this year! We are glad you enjoyed the trip with us, and thank you for taking the time to place your review, we hope we will see you again in the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing and interesting !

I've booked over internet and the whole process went straightforward. We left from Cape Town at 7 am for the first morning trip (10 am) and we arrived at Ivanhoe office around 9 am. The drive was smooth, wish we had more time for enjoying...More

Thank c b
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to place your review, we hope we will see you again in the future!

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Awesome Experience

Great booking experience, boarding and friendliness of staff fabulous and very courteous, saw many whales up close. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Boat ride was smooth and pleasant. The entire cruise experience was awesome.

Thank rodgerm342
ivanhoeseasafaris, Owner at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to place a review we are very glad you had a good experience with our crew and the gentle giants of walkerbay our crew is very passionate about our whales best regards the Ivanhoe team

Reviewed 27 August 2018
An extraordinary experience

Everything was just perfect. We had a small boat with approx. 20 people on it. The crew told us first about the safety instructions then we started our trip. After about 25 minutes we reached a small bay with lots of whales (incl. babies). The...More

Thank MeliBru
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to place your review, we hope we will see you again in the future!

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