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Hermanus Whale Cruisers

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Western Cape » Hermanus
Price range: R 500 pppn – R 750 pppns

Hermanus Whale Cruises has been operating in the Walker Bay area since the first permits for boat-based whale watching were granted in 1998.The skippers and guides – all of them registered South African Tourism guides – are from the local community of Hawston, a historic fishing village 12km from Hermanus. Their combined experience enables them to provide the visitor with a vast amount of local information, especially in the area of boat-based whale watching, and their knowledge of local weather and sea conditions is considerable.Hermanus Whale Cruises is operated by the Sandown Bay Fishing Company (Pty) Ltd, which is owned by shareholders from the previously disadvantaged community of Hawston. The company's future plans include expansion into shark-cage diving and transportation of tourists to destinations in the Overberg, as well as operating a guest house, seafood restaurant and abalone farm at Hawston.These activities will provide much-needed job opportunities for the local community. A further aim is the empowerment of women and the youth by providing training and opportunities for them to become successful entrepreneurs in the tourism industry.

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Facilities

  • Languages spoken
  • english

Contact Details

Address

  • 98 Church Street
  • Hawston
  • Hermanus
  • 7202

Whale Cruisers

Nature and wildlife

Hermanus Whale Cruises has been operating in the Walker Bay area since the first permits for boat based whale watching were granted in 1998.The skippers and guides – all of them registered SATOUR guides – are from the local community of Hawston, and their combined experience enables them to provide the visitor with a vast amount of local information, especially in the area of boat based whale watching. Their knowledge of local weather and sea conditions is considerable. The whale watching boat which they operate is named "Whale Cruiser"

Pick-up Points

Parliament Hotel

Departures

Daily

9am

Duration: 8

Rates

SummerÂ

Duration: 18-08-2011 to 31-01-2012

Rate: R500 - R750


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