Eco Tours (Low Season Whale & Dolphin Watching)

Price from: R650

Duration: 2 Hours (1h30-3hrs)

For group bookings or if availability appears limited please call us 082 353 0550 or email

Boat Capacity | 70 passenger & 5 Crew

SUMMER ECO TOUR SEASON December - end January PEAK WHALE SEASON June - December

TRIP DURATION 1h30 - 3hrs, dependent on marine life encountered .Average trip time is 2 hours.

TRIP TIMES 09h00 (additional tour at 13h00 based on weather and demand) Arrival time is 30 minutes prior for check-in and our on-land briefing

WHAT YOU CAN ENCOUNTER Encounter Bryde’s whales, Common and Bottlenose dolphins, seal, penguins and a variety of sea birds Summer whale watching is the ‘off peak’ whale season, the Bryde’s whale is the only whale species likely to be seen.

SIGHTING GUARANTEE At the discretion of the skipper, if the tour is unsatisfactory due to no whale and/or dolphin sightings the guests may be offered a 50% refund or the option of joining another trip for free, based on availability.

Private Exclusive whale watching trips are available on request, please contact us directly.


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Your marine eco-tour begins with an on-land briefing presented by our marine specialist guide before heading down the jetty to our boat. We then set off from the Hermanus New Harbour in search of Brydes Whales and other marine life.

During the tour our friendly, knowledgeable crew adds that personal touch to ensure an all-round great experience, from ensuring you don’t miss the perfect photo opportunities to serving complimentary light refreshments. Our guide keeps you informed via our on board PA system ensuring your whale trip is informative and educational.

After the boat tour, you can order your souvenir movie of your trip and peruse our local craft & souvenirs on offer or simply relax at our outdoor seating on the water’s edge, enjoying a coffee whilst reading up on the area & surfing the net on our complimentary Wi-Fi.

Two acclaimed restaurants and a pub are within easy walking distance of The Whale Shack.




Complimentary Light Refreshments (Mineral water, soft drinks & crisps)


Return Transfers from Cape Town & Hermanus Entrance fee into the New Harbour, payable in cash to the Harbour Authority (R5)

What should I bring?

Sea sick tablets should be taken in advance as per packet instructions- if necessary Depending on the weather a beanie & scarf / sunscreen & cap Camera (Tripods & Binoculars are not advised)

What should I wear?

Weather appropriate clothing and a windbreaker Sensible footwear (For ladies flat shoes are recommended)

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