Whale Watching


“The western half of False Bay – stretching from Strandfontein all the way to Cape Point is one of the finest boat based whale watching sites in South Africa. This area is sheltered from the open ocean, surrounded by stunning views & provides an ideal winter home for the Southern Right Whales. They visit each year between June & November.” – Simon’s Town Boat Company

Southern Right Whales grow to a length of about 17 metres & weighing up to 60 Tonnes & they come here to mate, calve & raise their young. Their behavior in the bay includes Logging (resting), Spy hopping (Pushing their head vertically above the water), Sailing (tail vertically above the water), flipper/fluke slapping or if you’re very lucky you may even witness the whale breeching almost clear out of the water.

Sightings of Brydes whales, Humpback whales, Orcas and Dolphins are also common.

 

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