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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 USD 83.97
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2-Hour Southern Right Whale Trip View these gentle giants from the comfort of a purpose built whale viewing vessel.
USD 83.97
Whale Trip 10:00am
2-Hour Southern Right Whale Trip View these gentle giants from the comfort of a purpose built whale viewing vessel.
USD 83.97
Full Day CPT to Gansbaai Tour
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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 (31)
1 - 5 of 31 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
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.

Thank djwithington
Reviewed 2 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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!

Reviewed 24 August 2018
AWESOME !!

A very welcome and pasionnate team ! The trip boat was wonderful...with very interesting comments from the crew. They really take care of the custumers ! And we saw a lot of whales, we could approach very close from many of them...in was a incredible...More

1  Thank Sébastien T
ivanhoeseasafaris, Manager at Ivanhoe Sea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

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

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