Whale Watching Gansbaai

Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

Ivanhoe Sea Safaris operates from the quaint fishing harbour of Gansbaai, otherwise known as Goose Bay, a scenic 2 hour drive south east of Cape Town.

Picturesque Walker Bay is arguably one of the best whale watching locations in the world and Ivanhoe Sea Safaris is the permit holder for Walker Bay’s highly coveted Area 6. A trip on the ‘Ivanhoe’, a custom-built whale viewing catamaran, will treat you to the best whale watching experience in South Africa!

Boat based whale watching first commenced in South Africa about 20 years ago and since then it has grown in popularity at a phenomenal rate. The ability to see these remarkable sea giants up close is a special, memorable and completely unique experience unlike anything else. At around 8-10 times the average size of a male elephant these gentle giants really deepen your awareness of how insignificant we are in the greater scheme of things and, at close quarters, you realize their breathtaking grace and beauty. In addition to Southern right whales, Bryde’s and humpback whales are commonly seen in Walker Bay as are dolphins, Cape fur seals and African penguins.

Join Ivanhoe Sea Safaris on one of their fun and educational Whale Watching Trips, or equally as popular Eco Day Trips or Eco Sunset Trips!