“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean.”
Overlooking the majestic beauty of Walker Bay, The Marine is ideally situated to take to the seas of the Overberg. The ocean permeates every bit of your stay at The Marine, with its maritime history and subtle references to this can be found in the luxurious décor. Located on the famous cliff path of Hermanus visitors have the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world from June to November each year.
Guests are even able to view these majestic creatures from the comfort of their own sea view room.
There are numerous ocean adventures available for guests to experience, from supping or kayaking with Southern Rights, to leisurely boat cruises and exploring kelp forests on scuba dive missions.
Boat-based whale-watching [and other sea creatures too]
Jump on board Southern Right Charters for a boat-based whale-watching trip of a lifetime between June and December to see Hermanus’s annual visitors, the Southern Right whales. Though the boats operate all year long and our guests can enjoy a plethora of marine sightings. You’ll set off from the Old Harbour on a purpose-built catamaran. On board a guide, will interpret the marine life encountered and provide insight while the action is taking place. There is also a videographer to capture footage, and will be available to guests after the trip. On the trip you may also encounter: Bryde’s whales, dolphins, African penguins, seals and many types of sea birds.
Get your blood-pumping and fill your lungs with fresh sea air. Walker Bay Adventures offers a round trip, where you’ll start by paddling out in a kayak from the historical Old Harbour. A knowledgeable guide will lead and inform you on the wonders of Walker Bay, and its rich marine life. On these tours you will enjoy sightings of Cape fur seals, penguins, cormorants and other sea birds and marine mammals. And in season, Southern Rights.
Explore the world not often seen by human eyes below the surface of Walker Bay. Discover the unique sea-life of kelp forests and reefs in the nutrient rich waters on tours with Walker Bay Adventures. Whether you’re new to scuba or experienced the instructors and dive masters can teach and accompany you. The operator will provide all required gear. There are also PADI courses on offer, from Open Water to Dive Masters and everything in-between.
Great White Shark Diving
South Africa has become known around the world as one of the best Great White Shark Cage Diving destinations in the world, and one of the largest concentrations can be found in nearby Gansbaai. The area between Dyer Island and Gansbaai is commonly known as ‘Shark Alley’ and its here a boat will take you, where you’ll be lowered in a cage into the ocean to observe the great predators in the natural habitat.
Family Memories on the Whale Route
The perfect package to enjoy some precious family time. Re-connect with your loved ones with a stay full of spoils at The Marine, including four tickets to go on a whale watching trip, as well as other treats for the little