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Hermanus Whale Cruises

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New Harbour, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 2722
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Great trip,great Experience

Took A day trip from Cape Town ,sorry cant find the tour on here, but they dropped us off here at... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
mickknap
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Very enjoyable 2 hour trip

We tried to get into Southern Right Charters based on reviews and were disappointed that this was... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Matt R
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New Harbour, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Took A day trip from Cape Town ,sorry cant find the tour on here, but they dropped us off here at Hermanus Harbour ,for the whale boat cruise. Must admit when i saw all the people waiting i was quite dubious about us all fitting...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We tried to get into Southern Right Charters based on reviews and were disappointed that this was fully booked. However, we decided to still go on the trip with Hermanus Whale Cruises and we are so glad we did as in reflection we feel a...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We went on an afternoon cruise just over a week ago and despite it being towards the end of the season we were lucky enough to see several whales. The boat trip is around 1.5 hours. It was a little windy and therefore where we...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Received an email to confirm our booking 24 hours in advance. Hired a car specifically to attend and drove two hours to get there only to discover they were not sailing. We received no notification of this at any point and when we attempted to...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

After reading previous reviews our group was apprehensive about using this company , but we are glad we did as it was a great trip , staff were very helpful and polite , did not feel in any danger at any point of the trip...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Wasn’t going to go with this company because of a couple of bad reviews but we were really glad we did. The company was great, we felt safe! We saw lots of whales, would recommend this company

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We were told to be there at 6:30 sharp at the premises as the boat was leaving at 7:00. Dont mind waking up early for such activities as long ad the company commits to its time. Due to 3 or 4 customers (out of around...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

They go out also in rough sea. Half the people vomitted. Absolutly untrustworthy! Other boats stayed in the harbour. Boat was packed with more than 80 people, also small childrens.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Today, we had a near-death-experience!!! They went out with us at very windy weather-condition. The boat was nearly capsizing. My feet have already been in the sea. People were screaming and vomiting!!! It was just a nightmare! So if you consider to go out with...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Having watched whales in many parts of the world, the ones in Hermanus Bay were exceptional. Very active, close to the boats (which isn't allowed in many other parts of the world) and the Captain did a good job of maneuvering the boat for all...More

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