Designer Tours of Hermanus

Percy Tours specialise in organising completely tailor-made and individualised tours (& transfers) of Hermanus, Cape Town and Western Cape regions, with a fleet of luxury minibuses (and Cars) with Chauffeur Tour Guides on board.

Percy Tours do all sorts of tours, (ranging from day trips – to – full-on 2 or 3 week explorations), including – Wine Tours of all 4 major regions – (Hermanus, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Montagu), Safaris to meet the African wild animals, Whale watching (the season is between early June to early December), Great White Shark cage diving, Quad Biking, Kayaking in the bay with the whales, seals and penguins, Horse Riding along our huge deserted beach and/or into the mountains, Cessna light-plane flights over Walker Bay, Tree Top rope slides, Paintball, Sandboarding, Paragliding, Penguins, Cape Floral Kingdom & Botanical Gardens to explore all the incredible plant species, Cape Town area explorations, scenic road trips and all sorts of adventure activities and much more chilled-out pursuits too. Further afield tours are available too – Namaqualand Flowers, Route 62, Garden Route, collections or drop-offs at George or PE airports, etc…………..

All our tours are totally individualised, thus allowing you utmost freedom to do exactly what you wish to do and hence Percy Tours will devise a completely personalised tour schedule for you after we have discussed and finalised all your wishes, this also means that our prices are dependent upon where we go and what we do. We devise tours to be as fast and hectic OR as slow and chilled-out as YOU want.

Percy Tours is registered and accredited with – Cape Wine Academy (Wine Tour Guides), Cape Town & Hermanus Tourism Boards, Tour Guides with CATHSSETA, PDP professional chauffeurs, as well as is insured to the highest levels (passenger liability and general liability insurance policies) and 1st aid trained.

ALL prices for loads of Activities can be viewed at our prices page –

PS. also please check out our websites that have loads of info and Prices for all sorts of activities in and around Cape Town and Hermanus – / / /

Contact Details


  • Operating Times Click Here
  • Address Click Here
  • Payment Methods Click Here
  • Cards Accepted Click Here
  • Currencies Accepted Click Here

Business Information

Whale Watching in Hermanus

WHALE Watching in Hermanus

You have 4 major ways to watch Whales in Hermanus –

Boat Trips –

Hermanus is regarded by WWF and Greenpeace as being one of the world's best locations to watch Whales, it holds the annual week long Whale Festival in early October, which attracts over 150,000 eager Whale watchers. Southern Right Whales, Humpbacks and Bryde Whales are spotted, with the highest number of 196 Whales ever being viewed in ONE day. (Whale watching season is from early June to early December each year.) Penguins, seals and sea birds are also viewed, with occasionally pods of dolphin. Boat trips will take you out to sea to meet them up close J                        

There are only 5 boat licences allowed so as to minimise disturbance to the whales. 3 operate from Hermanus new harbour, 1 from Gansbaai harbour and 1 from Kleinbaai harbour. These last 2 are about 45 minutes drive around the bay from Hermanus. One trip I did last week was incredible as a whale actually rubbed its back on the bottom of the boat. Mind-blowingly excellent :-))

Hermanus operators go out at various times per day – 09.00am / 11.00am / 12noon / 14.00pm / 15.00pm / 16.00pm

Gansbaai operator goes out twice per day – 10.00am / 13.00pm

Kleinbaai operator goes out twice per day – 10.00am / 13.00pm

Trips are 2 to 3 hours long

All the boats are able to carry up to 40 people each, are between 10 to 13 metres long, all have covered seating areas and upper decks so that you obtain a higher vantage point to take great photos.

Prices vary very slightly depending upon which operator you decide to go with – from R700pp to R1000pp.

The Hermanus boats are R700pp / Gansbaai boat is R990pp (kids under 12yrs R495pp) and the Kleinbaai boat is an eco-tour that visits the seals of Dyer Island and circles the Shark diving boats and priced at R1000pp (kids under 12yrs R700pp) – under 5yrs go for free

ALL Hermanus based Whale boat trips offer discounts – Pensioners R600 – Students R600 – Kids under 14 years old – R350 to R380 per kid – under 5yrs go for free

Please could you inform me of how many people are in your group and are there any kids under 14 years old? Plus which date and time you wish to go on the boat trip?

To view all the action, please check out our YouTube videos at –

PS. also please check out our websites that have loads of info and Prices for all sorts of activities in and around Cape Town and Hermanus – / / /

Whale Watching Walking Tours -

Another option is to do a Whale Watching walking tour that takes you on a gentle walk along our rugged cliff tops for 2 to 3 hours, with our experienced Whale Watching Tour Guide who will take you to all the hidden coves and inlets that the Whales love to frolic in and due to the cliffs being vertical, means that the Whales can literally be only afew metres away from you. A visit to our Whale museum will start the tour. The location schedule will take in 5 to 7 separate spots that are 2 to 4 kms apart so you will travel to each spot by luxury 7 seater kombi and then wander around each location. Tours are conducted at any time of the day that suits you and are R500 per Adult / Kids under 12yrs at half price R250 (including entrance fee to the Whale Museum), plus are conducted in any weather, so if your Boat Trip is cancelled due to bad weather, then this tour will (nearly) always be available.

Kayaking with the Whales –

You might also wish to consider Kayaking in the bay, which is a gentle paddle for 2 hours to explore our coastline from the sea in our stable Kayaks. Each Kayak can take 2 persons and is a lovely way to encounter Seals, Penguins, birdlife and hopefully pods of Whales (June to Dec) and Dolphin, with the incredibly pretty back-drop of our mountains surrounding you. Your Kayaking Tour Guide will give you a quick 5min 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 – 09.00am / 11.30am / 14.00pm – with the early morning trips usually being the best weather conditions. Price per person is R400.

Cessna plane Flights over the Whales –

For an incredible birds-eye view of the Whales and the pretty scenery, then how about a flight over all of this fabulous natural splendour? Cessna plane flights allow 3 persons to fly at once and offer you different packages – 30mins is a total of = R3850 / 45mins is a total of = R5500 / 60mins is a total of = R7300. The longer the flight the more you will see and be able to circle above the pods of Whales for excellent photo opportunities. Maximum combined weight of 3 passengers and camera gear must be less than 250kgs per flight.


We can also arrange return transfers to/from any destination (for example Cape Town) to/from the Whales at Hermanus – please inform us if we can assist you with transport

The best thing to do is book your Whale watching trip to occur on the first day you are in Hermanus/Cape Town and if the weather is not so good on that first day, then we just move your trip to the next good weather day. Weather forecasts can be viewed at -

Please can you inform me of your mobile cell phone number and the name of your accommodation place of the night b4 - as well as, are you available at any other time or date – just in case the weather plays silly games and we need to contact you urgently, thanks J

Many thanks and chat soon to arrange your Whale Watching trips :-))

ALL prices for loads of Activities can be viewed at our prices page –

PS. also please check out our websites that have loads of info and Prices for all sorts of activities in and around Cape Town and Hermanus – / / /



Nearby Maps