The Captain’s Log: Start of Whale season 2014

- Dolphins, Encounters, News, Sightings, Whales

On Friday 6 June 2014, we set off on our first tour for 2014 in search of the gentle giants. And what a start to the season we had! With good sea conditions and the sun shining we threw loose the ropes and headed ...

Hermanus Whale Season: When, why & what are southern right whales up to?

- Conservation & Community, Encounters, Whales

Hermanus on the south coast of South Africa is one of the best whale-watching destinations in the world. From June to December every year, southern right whales congregate here to deliver one of nature’s most rema...
Boat Based whale watching

SUMMER BOAT CRUISES

- Dolphins, News, Newsletters

Experience the breathtaking views of a Hermanus from a seaside perspective on a summer boat cruise! Enjoy cruising along the coastline of Hermanus & surrounds with highlights being the Old Harbour and a variety...
hermanus dolphins

A Dolphin’s Tail…

- Dolphins, Encounters, Sightings, Whales

Dolphin- a small, toothed whale Usually whilst boat based whale watching, everyone’s eyes & cameras are set firmly in the direction of the whales, everyone amazed at these giants of the ocean. With this ex...

HERMANUS: The Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival

- Festivals, News, Whales

20th-24th September 2013 One day to go! The Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival: South Africa’s Enviro-arts festival is upon us, 22 years old and still going strong. All is a buzz – with the local radio &...

Boat Based Whale Watching Beats Land Based Whale Watching

- Whales

There are many added advantages to boat based whale watching in Hermanus:  Rather than observing whales from a beach or from the top of a cliff, a boat offers a multi-dimensional experience of whale watching as you...

Prize-winning Whale and Bird Watching in Hermanus

- News, Whales

As far as world class settings for whale and bird watching, Hermanus is definitely a winner. Located along the coastline in the Western Cape 115km from Cape Town, Hermanus is nestled below the base of the Olifantsbe...
Southern Right Whale breach

Timing is everything

- Whales

Through June to December Hermanus teems with extraordinary marine life as different species of whales cross our waters on their migratory paths. Southern Right Whales can be spotted in Walker bay throughout this per...