Each year, Southern Right Whales make their way to South Africa’s southern coastline.
Cape Agulhas Whale Watching is the only whale watching company that operates at the Southernmost tip of Africa, making your experience truly unique.
Your friendly hosts are brothers. Timotheus and John Marthinus was born and bred in Struisbaai. The two are proud to say that they come from a long line of fishermen and could quite possibly have salt water running through their veins.
Your charter is an 8.9m Bud-Cat powered by two-140hp engines and is licensed to carry 10 passengers, meaning the trips are uncrowded and intimate.
Your skipper, Frederick Neethling, has over 25 years worth of experience and just like the brothers, knows the ocean like the back of his hand.
Cape Agulhas Whale Watching runs from the beginning of June to the end of November (peak Southern Right Whale season) and charge:
Expect to spend an hour-and-a-half out at sea.
Each passenger is fitted with a life-jacket after which a brief yet informative talk is given on what animals to look out for and the route that will be taken.
Light snacks (crisps or peanuts) and bottled water are provided onboard and are included in the price.
What to bring:
Each year, Southern Right Whales make their way to South Africa’s southern coastline from their feeding grounds in the Antarctic. Here, in the safety of sheltered bays with warmer water they give birth and raise their young, and if the mood calls for it, breed.
This yearly event takes place between June and December with numbers peaking between August and September.
Below you can find some interesting facts about these magnificent creatures: