Southern Right Charters is a leading boat-based whale watching operator which has been operating since 1999. We are a small team with a big passion for whales and the marine environment.
Whale watching South Africa Hermanus should be at the top of your to-do list when visiting Cape Town and the Garden Route.
Our boat-based whale watching tours depart, daily, in season, from the New Harbour in Hermanus, known as South Africa’s Whale Watching Capital and regarded as one of the best whale watching areas in the world
Southern Right Charters is progressive, environmentally sensitive and operates under the ethos of ‘Observing NOT Disturbing’, the safety and conservation of the whales and marine life is principal. As a licenced Whale & Dolphin watching permit holder, this license allows us to approach the whales up to 50m, being curious creatures they usually come right up to the boat.
Southern Right Charters believes it is our obligation to ensure the service offered is information educational.
Southern Right Charters begins boat based whale watching in Hermanus
Southern Right Charters puts down roots in the New Harbour, our booking office – the Whale Shack opens its doors
Southern Right Charters first whale watching boat, Debbie.
Spindrift, robust 7,6m mono-hull replaces Debbie as Southern Right Charters whale watching vessel
Southern Right Charters launches our first 42 seater purpose-built catamaran
Southern Right Charters ‘Whale Shack’ receives a makeover
Launch of Miroshca, Southern Right Charters purpose built catamaran
‘Bekithemba’ Our life- sized whale model arrives at our on-land facilities. Perfect to grasp the sheer size of the southern right whale
Southern Right Charters is accredited by Fairtrade Tourism South Africa
Southern Right Charters received Blue Flag Status for Boat Based whale watching
Southern Right Charters is Carbon Neutral, In an ongoing initiative certified and overseen by the Climate Neutral Group
The Whale Shack is transformed.