Whale-Watching Tours South Africa
South Africa is one of the fastest growing whale-watching destinations in the world. The 900km long Cape Whale Route that stretches from Doring Baai on the Cape West Coast to Tsitsikamma National Park at the eastern end of the world famous Garden Route. Our whale watching tours offer some of the most exciting land and water based whale watching in the world!
More than 36 species of whales and dolphins have been sighted in South African coastal waters. However, the Cape Whale Route is most famous for Southern Right Whales, Humpback Whales, Bryde's Whales and Orca (Killer) Whales.
Fish Eagle Safaris organize self drive and guided Whale Safaris from June to November each year, when Southern Right Whales migrate from Antarctica into the coastal waters of the Western Cape. Here they calve and mate, often just meters from the shore - providing exceptional whale watching opportunities.
Close encounters with these gentle giants are not limited to land - whale watching from boats and kayaks is an unforgettable experience. Please note it is illegal to approach within 300m of a whale if you do not have a boat-based whale-watching permit. Only 16 permits have been issued in South Africa. All our safaris are conducted on permitted boats.
There are many superb whale-watching locations along the Cape Whale Route, and informative whale interpretation boards are found at many of the better viewpoints. Our South African whale watching tours are tailor-made to suit you - from 2 days to 2 weeks, exploring the length of this beautiful stretch of coastline, or simply experiencing the thrill of these magnificent mammals whilst you are in Cape Town.