Take to the sea
Overlooking the majestic beauty of Walker Bay, The Marine is ideally situated to take advantage of all Hermanus has to offer. And, summer is the perfect time to take to the sea. Enjoy a variety of water-based activities. Here’s our pick of three to try:
All aboard a 36 ft. Custom Island Spirit Catamaran (for 12 passengers) for sunset cruises and day trips. This private yacht departs daily from Hermanus, and guided scuba diving can also be arranged. Light meals and drinks are included in the packages. At the moment Percy’s Tours say they’ve been spotting: Bryde's whales and pods of three playful dolphin species—humpback, common and bottlenose—as well as, African penguins, cormorants, skuas and many more sea-birds.
More info: www.percytours.com
Walker Bay Sea Kayaking
“Glide across sparkling water while enjoying a view of the majestic mountain, sea cliffs and marine life.” A round trip, you’ll start by paddling out in a kayak from the historical Old Harbour. A knowledgeable guide will lead and inform you on the wonders of Walker Bay, and its rich marine life. On these tours you will enjoy sightings of Cape fur seals, penguins, cormorants and other sea birds and marine mammals.
Southern Right Charters
Set off from the Old Harbour on a purpose-built catamaran. On board a guide, will interpret the marine life encountered and provide insight while the action is taking place. There is also a videographer to capture footage, and will be available to guests after the trip. On the trip you may encounter: Bryde's whales, dolphins, African penguins, seals and many types of sea birds.
More info: www.southernrightcharters.co.za
*In whale season (June to November) all of the above options offer great opportunities to see the Southern Right Whales up close (all these companies adhere to strict eco-friendly policies).
Our travel concierge, who will happily arrange your trip.
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