3 Day Hermanus Whale Tour Adventure
Join us on one of Hermanus’ most unique and interactive whale viewing experiences. Hermanus is the official whale capital of the world.
Our passion has always been creating unique and interactive adventure experiences. And there is no better way than to combine adventure activities with the gentle giants of the ocean-whales!!! In fact this Hermanus Adventure includes some pretty epic activities from sea kayaking with the whales, snorkelling, fat biking on the beach, hiking on the beach and of course….some of the best land based and boat based whale watching in the world.
About Hermanus and whale watching
Once upon a time, Hermanus was just a quaint little fishing town. Today it is the whale capital of the world!!!. The town is renowned as whale ‘hot spot’ for the Southern Right whales that are found in the bay from June to December. Hermanus is situated on 20m high cliffs-a perfect platform to observe the whales. In fact, we are going to say this is THE BEST PLACE ON THE PLANET to see whales. As for the town itself? There is a selection of relaxing bars, lovely restaurants and really good accommodation options to choose from. And of course, we have factored in a lot of ‘free time’ into our tour so that you can get a feel for the soul of Hermanus.
In the months of September to October there can be as many as 200 Southern Right Whales in the bay!!!! And they can weigh over 60,000 kg.
When is the whale Season?
The first whales arrive from Antartica in June and leave again in November.
Who leads the way on our whale based tours from Hermanus?
Our tours are led by David de Beer. He has become synonymous with the Southern Right Whales of Hermanus. Over the past 10 years he has observed and photographed these gentle giants of the ocean. He is known for developing a creative niche as a caring and dedicated ‘whale ambassador’. He has an absolute passion and knowledge for whales. After spending a few days with Dave on our tour you will walk away with a truly memorable experience and a deep appreciation for the Southern Right Whales.
About the Southern Right Whales
The Southern Right Whales are ‘surface’ or floating whales. This means they spend most of their time on the surface. Pretty cool for us whale watching enthusiasts-makes our jobs a lot easier as well. These massive creatures of the sea make the epic journey from Antartica every year without fail to Hermanus to mate and give birth. The bay is perfect as it pretty shallow and protected for the whales, allowing them the opportunity to just relax and prepare their young for the journey back to Antarctica. While in Hermanus, the whales will lose up to 40%of their body weight as they do not feed. They will feed again on plankton when they once again return to the plankton rich waters of Antartica.
About 3 day hermanus whale tour
So this tour has been designed for the more adventurous type travellers. The tour includes both land based and ocean based whale viewing activities. The ocean based activities include sea kayaking, a boat excursion and some snorkelling. The land based tours include whale watching from the cliffs with Dave, fat biking on the beach, and an epic nature hike on the beach. So a nice active vacation if you are up for it.
What boat do we use for the ocean based Whale Watching?
We make use of a purpose built catamaran that includes a whale expert who narrates whale facts to you as well as a support crew for your comfort and safety.