Hermanus Whale Watching Walking Tour

Venue address:
Old Harbour, Marine Dr, Hermanus

Tel: 082 739 0159

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Witness the largest migration of whales in the world in the Hermanus Whale Watching Walking Tour. The tour keeps guests on solid ground while getting a close viewpoint of as many as a hundred whales in one day. Nowhere in Africa is this close up view of the migrating Southern Right Whales matched.

The tour begins with an introduction to the whales at the Whale Museum. Here a whale expert who has written a book and studied and photographed whales for many years will give an educational talk before escorting guests to the cliff pathways. At the cliff pathway, guests are awed by the view and the ability to smell and hear the whales. Photography is encouraged. The guide continues explaining the myths and facts about whales and their life cycle during the observation.

Walker Bay Adventures, the tour operator behind the experience, also offers monthly full moon whale walking tours, where guests hear the echoes of the whales along the hills. It offers a different perspective, at times the exhaling whales form a halo over their heads when phosphorescence appears in the water. Guides will reveal the array of star clusters, such as the Milky Way and Southern Cross, visible in the southern hemisphere night skies.

The tours take place in the whale sanctuary, allowing guests to see the hidden coves and inlets where whales raise their young. All tours are personalised and wheelchair friendly, a complimentary coffee, cappuccino or beer is included.

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Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

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