Duration: 2 Hours Lunch: Not Included Transport: Not included Meeting point: Hermanus New Harbour
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Whale watching season starts in June and ends in December.

Enjoy an exhilarating two-hour voyage to discover Walkerbay’s wonderful wildlife, stunning coastline, and famous whales. Our vessel.

The Vessel

Unathi is a 36-seater, 15-meter catamaran with two 380HP inboard diesel engines.

Unathi is a WHEELCHAIR accessible and CHILD-FRIENDLY vessel.

The Crew

You will be accompanied by our SAMSA registered skipper and two SATOUR registered guides


Because we are dealing with wild animals, it might happen, especially at the beginning of the season, that there were no sightings. In the case of no sightings, we offer you the option to join us on another trip free of charge.

You'll do the following activities:


Stop 1


Arrive at New Harbour (Stilstreet, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa)

Stop 2

Welcome / Set Up

Start your tour at our orange office on your right hand side as you enter the New Harbour. You will be welcomed by Cindy and Kylin who will set the scene for a memorable trip. Our clean, comfortable bathroom facilities are available for your convenience.

Stop 3

Head To The Boat

Enjoy the beautiful view over Walkerbay during the 2 minute walk down to the vessel

Stop 4

Orientation / Safety Briefing

Once on board one of our guides will give an orientation briefing about the trip, safety and facilities on board as well as the marine wildlife we can expect to encounter

Stop 5

Two Hour Voyage

Embark on an exhilarating two hour voyage to discover Walkerbay’s wonderful wildlife, stunning coastline and famous whales. Depending on conditions and recent sightings, you could find yourself exploring the coast towards De Plaat or the sandy beaches of Hawston, in search of the stars of the whale watching trip – Southern Right Whales

Stop 6

Snacks / Drinks

While you enjoy your whale watching we will serve you crisps and cold drinks

Stop 7


Enjoy the boat ride and magnificent landscapes while summing up the experiences of the trip with our friendly guides. Then head back to land.

• 2 Hour Guided Whale Watching Cruise
• Complimentary cold drinks, water, and crisps

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• Camera
• Food
• Drinks
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses
• Anti-nausea medication

• Warm clothes
• Windbreaker

Yes, it is weather dependent

Hermanus Whale Watchers