Southern Right Charters
Southern Right Charters offers boat-based Hermanus whale watching tours from the New Harbour in Hermanus, the Capital of the Cape Whale Coast. Our Hermanus Whale Watching Tours operate within the local waters of Walker Bay, one of the best whale watching areas in the world.
Our company is progressive, environmentally sensitive and as a licensed permit holder operates under a motto of: ‘Observing NOT Disturbing’ – the safety and conservation of the whales and marine life is principal. Southern Right Charters believes it is their obligation to ensure the service offered is informative and educational.
WHALE WATCHING TRIP – WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Our permit entitles us to approach the whales up to 50m and then we stop to observe, it is then up to the whales to approach closer. Being naturally curious, the whales often come right up to the boat. It is definitely ‘a magical experience to be treasured’.
The whale watching trip begins with an on-land briefing led by our whale specialist guide before heading down the jetty to our catamaran. We then set off from the Hermanus New Harbour in search of the ‘gentle giants.’ The purpose-built catamaran provides superior viewing and comfort and during the Hermanus whale tour the friendly, knowledgeable crew add that personal touch allowing for an all-round great experience, from ensuring the perfect photo opportunities are not missed to serving complimentary light refreshments.
Our Whale Specialist guide will interpret the marine life encountered en route and provide insight into the behaviour of the whales while you are watching them in action. Our videographer will ensure that the best footage is captured.
On return to land, peruse the local craft and souvenirs available, order your USB movie of the tour which is immediately ready or simply relax at our outdoor seating on the edge of the Quay with reading material on all things whales. There is also Coffee and Tea available and Free WIFI.