Take a 2 Hour Southern Right Whale Boat Base Trip and view these gentle giants from the comfort of a purpose built whale viewing vessel, The Ivanhoe!
Trips depart from the harbour of Gansbaai, 10am & 1pm, 7am & 3:30pm peek season, season runs from June to December.
Ivanhoe Sea Safaris is universally regarded as the leading boat-based whale watching company in South Africa. They are the company that pioneered boat-based Whale Watching in South Africa and have held the most exclusive permit in the area since 1996. Off the cliffs of De Keldar’s is a nature reserve that has the highest concentration of whales, the shallow waters allow the whales to mate and protect their calves. They only allow groups up to a maximum of 25, although the vessel is capable of carrying 40 passengers, this means the boat is never over crowed allowing all the passengers plenty of freedom to walk around the boat and watching the whales interacting. Ivanhoe offers the best-boat based whale watching experience in South African and thye pride ourselves in offering a uniquely personalized service to all our clients.
What you can expect to see: – Southern Right Whales.
What you may also see: – Dolphin’s, Cape Fur Seals, Bryde’s Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Orcas, False Killer Whales, Sharks, The African Penguin, Coastal Marine Birds
What you should bring: – Warm Clothes (even in warm weather), Cap/Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Camera, Video Camera, Binoculars, etc.
Weather forecast: – Weather conditions are variable therefore your trip may not always be possible. Trips are dependent on weather conditions and the amount of guests.