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Hermanus Whale Season 2016

Exciting update for all nature lovers and whale enthusiasts!  Our whale season 2016 in Hermanus is underway.

With many sightings of Brydes and breaching Humpback whales, we enjoyed an early inception to the “whale epoch“.  In addition we have observed the occasional Southern Right whale, as they appear to  slowly meander their way into Walkerbay.  We have indulged in sightings of various species of dolphins as they frolicked happily alongside our catamaran and playfully hurdled the waves.

In our plight to create awareness, Southern Right Charters elected to contribute in our own small way to the incredible initiative of World Ocean Day, which was on the 8th June 2016. The theme was “healthy oceans, healthy planet” and is a celebration and worldwide collaboration for a better future of the ocean. It was an extraordinary day here at the Hermanus New Harbour, as we celebrated in true African style, with a marimba band, ‘life- sized whale photo booth’  and #Sustainable seafood snacks for our whale watching guests.  Everyone was in high spirits and the trip itself a huge success with good sightings and fantastic weather conditions on the day.

World Oceans Day Celebration

World Oceans Day









So, be it from the scenic cliff paths at Gearing’s Point or up close and personal, from our whale watching catamaran – HAPPY WHALE WATCHING 2016 to everybody!

Click to view our PHOTO GALLERY of our June Hermanus Whale Watching Sightings, photos taken by our Whale Specialist Guide, Ken and the Hermanus Whales Author, Dave.

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25 Jun 2024

ALL Trips cancelled due to sea/weather conditions


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