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The WHALE SEASON Documentary, a short film

Southern Right Charters is moving with the times.
Gone are our old DVDs and Hello to our new USB movies. As with all revamps comes improvements, after 6 months of editing, voice-overs and trawling through years of whale watching footage we have produced a documentary which takes the viewer through the epic journey of the southern right whales.

This 40 minute short film, titled the WHALE SEASON is a bonus feature to our current ‘Your Whale Trip Movie’ which is available to purchase after the tour. This short film is also available as a stand-alone souvenir at selected retailers in Hermanus.


whale season



Whale Watching Sighting Update | August 2016

So much activity out on the water this past month, the Southern Right Whale numbers in the bay have increased exponentially and many of the trips have extended into marine safari’s with a variety of marine life seen. Read more on our whale watching sightings summary below:


  • Humpback whales were encountered on two of August’s trips.
  • Noteworthy interaction between southern right and humpback whales encountered on the 19th August.
  • Large groups of Southern Right whales mating observed 42 times this past month.
  • Our guests were in awe when they saw not one but 2 Mola Mola Sunfish during the same trip, one of these peculiar fish even came right up to the boat to have a closer look at us.
  • Bryde’s whales have been regularly seen during our tours.
  • Humpback dolphins were seen 3 times during August. Strangely, we have encountered this species more this year than any other year. Sighting photos that we submitted for identification confirm re-sighting of known individuals.
  • Common dolphins were encountered only once in August, there were roughly 130 dolphins in the pod.
  • Sightings of Cape Fur Seals and African penguins have nearly been a daily occurrence.


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