Marine Big 5 Tour - Hermanus in Hermanus

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Marine Big 5 Tour - Hermanus

The Great White House, where you will receive a brief introductory talk about the route, safety, and what to look out for. We then take a 200 metre stroll down to the harbour to board.

R 1,950.00/ person
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Activity Information

Company:Dyer Island Cruises (Pty) Ltd

Activity:Marine Big 5 Tour - Hermanus

Activity Types:Marine & Water Tours | Adventure & Adrenaline | Day Tours | Family & Kids Activities | Whale Watching | Boat Cruises

Duration:2

Adults Allowed:Yes

Children Allowed:Yes

All trips are weather and tide dependent and launch times may vary accordingly from those stated. Your launch time will be confirmed the day before. The boat, Dream Catcher, is the first boat in South Africa to be designed specifically for whale watching. It is extremely comfortable and spacious, with on board toilets, an observation deck for photography enthusiasts, PA system and even a hydrophone! Dream Catcher is 14m long and complies with all the safety regulations set out by the marine authorities. Once you have arrived at The Great White House, you will receive a brief introductory talk about the route, safety, and what to look out for. Passengers are fitted with comfortable life-jackets and waterproof jackets. Safety is of the utmost importance. Whale Watching Trip length is between 2 and 2.5 hours, depending on sightings and weather conditions. All cruises depart from Kleinbaai harbour near Gansbaai. Dyer Island is located 8 km from shore and is an access controlled Important Bird Area (IBA) for the conservation of its many resident bird species, including African penguins. Adjacent to Dyer Island is Geyser Rock, home to a 60,000 strong Cape fur seal colony. These seals are present all year round. We will take you into the channel of water between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock known as the world famous ‘Shark Alley’. We will then take you to the whale hot-spots in the bay. With over a decade of experience, not only do we know where to expect the best whale viewings, but the whales have also learned where to expect us! We pride ourselves on being both fun and educational. Each trip is led by experienced marine biologists and guides who will share their knowledge with you, keeping emphasis on the welfare and conservation of the animal. Responsible tourism is our main objective so we focus on conservation, education, community upliftment and safety. The boat is surveyed annually by the SA Maritime Safety Authority, conforms to its specifications and is licensed and fully insured for 50 passengers and 6 crew. Safety equipment includes first aid kit, radio and cellular phone. All clients have to sign an indemnity form on arrival before they can ride, no sign no ride. Kids under 5 years old is free of charge.

All trips are weather and tide dependent and launch times may vary accordingly from those stated. Your launch time will be confirmed the day before. Kids under 5 years old are free of charge. Please allow enough time for transport from Hermanus (1 hour) when travelling to Gansbaai. Please be aware that there are road works en route and waiting times are included in the above travelling times.

What To Wear Always bring warm clothing as it is cooler at sea than on land. Comfortable shoes /takkies.

Things To Bring Binoculars, camera, warm clothing.

Guests Or Spectators Always bring warm clothing as it is cooler at sea than on land. Please remember to use sunscreen. Please use anti-seasick medication well in advance if you are prone to motion sickness.

Inclusions Boat Trip, tea and coffee with muffins on arrival, bottled water on board and warm soup & bread once back on land. Return transfer to and from hermanus

Exclusions Extra beverages and snacks. Purchase of video footage R200.00

  • Public Liability Insurance is in Place
  • The Relevant permits are in place.

PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS: Should we cancel a trip and you have already paid, you will be refunded. Otherwise, please cancel 7 days in advance as per our cancellation policy. Should you not arrive for your trip, you will be billed. Whales, Dolphins, Sharks, Penguins and Seals are wild animals and their presence cannot be guaranteed. In the event of no wildlife sightings, you will receive a 50% refund or a voucher for an alternative trip date. Clients are not entitled to a refund should weather conditions suddenly change while out at sea causing a trip to be curtailed. Transport will not be refunded in any situation. WEATHER: Our trips are weather dependent and times can vary. We will confirm the time you need to be with us the afternoon prior to your trip once we have done a detailed weather check. LIABILITY: Guests must sign an indemnity form prior to the activity thereby acknowledging that the activity is undertaken at own risk. Any unaccompanied minor (under 18 years of age) requires the indemnity to be signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to the activity. A STARRING ROLE - PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL: We take photographs, films and videos (including in electronic format) of our guests during the excursion, and may use such photographic, film and video material for the purpose of any advertising or brochure productions, which the client irrevocably gives his consent thereto, and without any consideration being payable to the client. INDEMNITY CLAUSE: I acknowledge that Dyer Island Cruises is not responsible for any injuries or losses suffered by me for any incident or accident of whatever nature and how so ever caused, whether directly or indirectly caused while embarking cruising or disembarking their boat or the boat under their control. I furthermore confirm that I undertake to take this trip entirely at my own risk. I also acknowledge that I did receive a pre-launch safety briefing. SIGHTINGS: January – May: You might be so fortunate to see the ocean’s Marine Big 5. This is not Southern Right Season, but we have Humpback and Bride’s whales that pass through our water on a regular basis. All morning trips include coffee/tea and muffins on arrival and a light lunch after the trip. Guests doing an afternoon trip can enjoy a light lunch on arrival followed by warm soup and bread after the trip. June – December: Experience the ocean’s Marine Big 5, including the Southern Right Whales. Coffee/tea and muffins are served upon arrival followed by warm soup and bread after the trip. IMPORTANT INFORMATION WHERE TO FIND US: Refer to the above mentioned link to download the MAP to find our offices and details to the parking area. Please allow enough time for transport from Cape Town (3 hours) and Hermanus (1 hour) when travelling to Gansbaai. Please be aware that there are road works en route and waiting times are included in the above travelling times. TO BRING: Sunscreen, comfortable closed shoes, warm clothing – it can be chilly at sea. Please take your SEA SICKNESS pills the night before and again two hours prior to the trip. We do not sell any medication at our office. GENERAL: All trips are subject to weather conditions and times may vary accordingly. Upon the confirmation of any booking, it shall be regarded that the client has read and accepted all the terms and conditions contained herein. All terms and conditions are subject to South African Law & Jurisdiction.

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