Summer holidays - Boat Cruises, Eco-Trips, Sun-downers, Kayaking & adventures...to explore the ocean, coast & marine bio-diversity of Hermanus
OPTION 1 -
Hermanus boat will explore the bay and are offering Summer Eco-trips trips
A smaller 35 person Catamaran – 11h00am / 14h00pm / 16h00pm = R450 per adult
Each trip has a 30 minute prior meet time – and are – 90mins to 2hrs trips.
Kids below 14 years of age = Half Price / Kids below 5 years go out for free.
Light refreshments included in the price are - packet of crisps, cold drink and bottled water -
You are very welcome to please bring along your own picnic cooler-box of munchies and drinks
OPTION 2 -
Sun-downer cruises and/or day trips on a private yacht, departing from Hermanus (available all year long) on a 36 ft. Custom Island Spirit Catamaran licensed for 12 passengers –
Scuba diving can also be arranged from this boat – (fully guided) –
2-Tank Dive Trip with full gear and light lunch – 4
hours – R1100 per person (minimum 2 Divers) – or – 2-Tank Dive Trip with no gear and light lunch – 4 hours – R800 per person (minimum 2 Divers) – Light meal and drinks included –
Passengers on Diving trips – R300 per person
Also available are –
1) Sunset Cruises with snacks, wine and beers included – R600 per person (Minimum 4 passengers) – 2 hour – meeting time is – between 17.45pm and 18.15pm - depending upon tides and sunshine hours.
2) Eco-Bay cruise – R400, including soft drinks – 90min trips – departing at – 09.00am / 11.00am / 13.00pm / 15.00pm
3) ½ Day Private Charter with hot meal Tapas snacks, wine and beers included – R10,000
4) Full Day Private Charter with hot meal Tapas snacks, wine and beers included – R20,000
MAXIMUM – 12 persons per trip – Kids of all ages allowed
OPTION 3 –
Boat departs from another harbour situated 45mins around the bay from Hermanus (2hr and 15mins from Cape Town) and is called their “Eco-trip” where you might see dolphin, plus you also circle the Shark Diving boats to hopefully see Great White Sharks and will then circle Dyer Island where there are 65,000 Cape Fur Seals, plus loads of different sea birds including African Penguins – trips depart at 10.00am – weather permitting a second trip might launch at – 13.00pm – meeting time and trip time may vary daily according to tide and weather conditions.
FROM – 1st December, 2016 – until – 31st May, 2017
Prices are = R800 per adult / R500 for children younger than 12 years / Under 5’s, free of charge
Meeting times are usually – 09.15am – and possible afternoon trips are at a meeting time of 12.15pm
OPTION 4 –
MARINE SEA SAFARI to Dyer Island and Shark Alley via Danger Point – harbour 45mins from Hermanus.
Meeting time of – 09.30am for a 10.00am launch – and – 12.30pm for a 13.00pm launch – 2hrs 30min trips
Danger Point is where we still stand a chance of spotting Humpback and Bryde Whales, which have been very active this year in that area, as well as, Dolphins.
At Dyer Island we have the Cape Fur Seals and Penguins and we will also pass by a few Shark boats to hopefully spot some Great White Shark (fingers crossed)
1) Marine Sea Safari – R700 per adult / R350 per kid under 14yrs / under 5yrs go for free
2) Sunset Cruises – Cheese and Wine – R700 per adult / R350 per kid / under 5yrs go for free – 16.30pm meeting time for a 17.00pm launch.
OPTION 5 –
You might also wish to consider Kayaking in the bay – launching from Hermanus – which is a gentle paddle for 2 hours to explore our coastline from the sea in stable Kayaks. Each Kayak can take 2 persons and is a lovely way to encounter Seals, Penguins, birdlife and hopefully pods of Dolphin, with the incredibly pretty back-drop of our mountains surrounding you.
Your Kayaking Tour Guide will give you a quick 10min briefing, while you strap on a life-jacket, grab a paddle and he will escort you out to sea, hugging the coastline.
Please wear flip-flops and clothes that you don’t mind getting slightly wet below your waistline and only bring small compact cameras that you can easily and quickly stow-away. Minimum age is 10yrs old, as you need body weight and upper body strength to propel yourself along. Maximum group size is 19 persons.
Trips go out 3 times per day – 08.00am / 10.30am / 13.00pm – with the early morning trips usually being the best weather conditions. Price per person is R400 – cash on the day please, thanks
OPTION 6 –
Paddle-Boards have just been added to water activities in Hermanus –
Departing daily at – 08.00am – and – 10.00am – from Kleinriver Lagoon – 90mins to 2 hr trips
Afternoon trips might occur if the wind is not blasting
Minimum age is – 10 years old
NO previous experience needed
MIN group size 2 persons – MAX – 5 persons
Price per person is = R350 – cash on the day please, thanks
Option 7 –
Great White Shark trips –
Hermanus / Gansbaai is THE place on the planet to do Great White Shark cage diving / surface viewing trips; which is an utterly incredible experience that ALL the family can do – we have known 6 year old kids and 92 year old Grandmas to jump into the cage.
Boats conduct tours ALL year long – usual meeting time is 06.30am – then 2nd trips are at about 09.30am
There is NO need for scuba or snorkelling experience as it is all surface viewing and novices are very welcome. You pop on a wet suit, pop on a mask and jump into the cage, which is 3 metres high; 2 metres under water and 1 metre above it. When a shark approaches, all you do is hold your breathe and duck-down into the lower section of the submerged cage.
Resurfacing obviously to get another lung full of air – while probably screaming your lungs-out with excitement. Each cage holds up to 6 people in one go. You will be at sea for 3 to 5 hours.
You get included in the price – a light breakfast of coffee, tea, cereal, toast, fruit, yogurts etc; cold drinks and light snacks on board and then return to land for hot soup and munchies afterwards.
Professional DVD cameraman is also on board to capture all the action, maybe under water footage too.
We deal with all 8 boats and prices vary from – R1500 per person – to – R1950 per person – some boats allow kids of all ages, while some don't (providing Baby-Sitters on land while you are out on the ocean) – some offer kids discounts and some don't.....
Return transfers in minibuses is available – Cape Town = R450 per person / Hermanus = R250 Per person
For LOADS more info, please check our our FULL page – GREAT WHITE SHARK trips
Option 8 –
River Boat Braai (BBQ) Cruises –
Conducted along the very pretty Stanford River (25 minutes from Hermanus) with fabulous views of the mountains and loads of different birds species to watch – in summer feel free to jump into the river for a refreshing swim – Trips are for 2 hours and can launch at any time that you desire (during day light hours) – they supply the boat, braai and wood – you bring your own food, drinks, cutlery and crockery –
Price per person = R150 – Min 4 persons Max 12 persons
Option 9 –
Fishing trips to the reefs of Hermanus -
Leave Hermanus harbour at about 07.00am in a small "skiff" boat to do Reef fishing in Walker Bay, getting back to land at about 12noon/1pm-ish, all gear is supplied, all that you catch you can take back to land and braai if you so desire. Price is R850 to R1000 per person. Maximum of 6 persons per trip.
You are very welcome to please bring along your own picnic cooler-box of munchies and drinks.
Option 10 –
Cessna plane flights –
1 additional amazing activity is flying in a 3 seater Cessna plane, that takes off from the small village of Stanford (25mins from Hermanus)
Flights are conducted in all day-light hours for 45mins and longer – MAX – 3 persons / 250kgs in weight
TOTAL price per flight varies upon the length of your desired flight – 45mins = R5500 / 60mins = R7300
TERMS and CONDITIONS –
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