Southern right whale watching in Walker Bay
Southern right whale watching in Walker Bay
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    anglais
  • Durée
    1 jour
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Description de l'activité

Experience a two hour whale watching excursion in Walker Bay, South Africa's Bay of the Whales. During this outing you will often see whales, seals, sunfish, various seabird species as well as the possibility of the great white shark and some dolphins.

Southern right whales (Ebalaena Australis)
Thousands of southern right whales migrate from the colder Antarctic to the warmer, sheltered waters of the South African shores. Watching these gentle creatures sunning themselves or breaching is something not too be missed. Southern Right Whales can usually be seen from the shore, but seeing them right next to the boat is a more exciting experience. Boat based whale watching trips operate from Gansbaai harbour. All trips are led by whale guides.

Whale watching 
South Africa is one of the best places on Earth for whale watching – whether it is land-based or from the water. The best time is winter (May-October), when the southern right whales arrive in South African coastal waters on their migration from Antarctica and remain until November. You can also see the shy Bryde’s whale from time to time deeper in False Bay – as well as an array of other marine life including, birds, dolphins, penguins and seals.

Gordon’s Bay, which is situated in the northeastern corner of False Bay, is one of the destinations for these gentle giants. You have the chance to get close-up views of these magnificent mammals.

The boat is ideally situated for lengthy whale watching, as there is a fantastic viewing platform perched high above the aft-deck offering uninterrupted views. If the weather turns nasty, guests can move inside to the saloon for warm and dry whale watching.

You'll be taken into False Bay, on half, full or more days, to enable you to gain the best whale watching experience on the Southern African coastline. The whales travel in small groups and enjoy frolicking close to surface. They can often be seen breaching – a sheer joy to behold.

Interesting facts:
- The right whale has been protected Internationally since 1935.
- They were given the name "right whales" because they were found to be the right whales to hunt.
- They were easy for whalers to hunt because they are big, slow and float when they are killed.
- A whale's weight varies from 50 - 60 tons.
- The right whale can be identified from other whales by it "V" shaped blow and growths (callosities) on the heads.
- Most calves are born in August.
- A calf can drink up to 600 litres of milk per day.
- The gestation period is about 1 year, this happens approximately every 3 - 7 years.
- Calves are born able too swim.
- The mother and her calf form a very close bond.

1 ans minimum
Politique d'annulation: 
modérée1) Si vous annulez plus de 10 jours avant la date prévue de l’activité
→ Vous êtes automatiquement remboursés à 100%

2) Si vous annulez entre 10 jours et 4 jours avant le départ de l’activité
→ Vous serez éligible à un remboursement partiel de 50%

3) Si vous annulez 4 jours ou moins avant le début de l’activité
→ Aucun remboursement ne sera possible
Conditions particulières

Please note children under 3 get to enjoy this excursion for FREE!

Comprend
  • All necessary whale watching gear
Ne comprend pas
  • Transfers
A prévoir
A prévoir
  • Comfortable clothing adapted to the weather conditions
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Camera
Lieu de RDV
Stil street, Hermanus New Harbour, Hermanus New Harbour, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa Itinéraire
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