Walker Bay Cruises

The Eco cruises sets of daily on-board Ocean Quest from Hermanus new Harbour. The cruise is a relaxing but educational tour of our coast line either under motor, or sail if the winds allow. Throughout the trip the crew gives educational talks about Hermanus and the historical sites that you sail past.  Year round we are entertained with sightings of our local cape fur seals and also the jackass penguin, better known as the African penguin. Sightings of dolphins and Bryde's Whales are possible at all times of year, although not guaranteed.

This cruise is ideal for families and couples that would like to spend a relaxing 90 min of their day taking in the sights of Walker bay and Hermanus. The trip is fun, educational and relaxing. Soft drinks and water is available throughout the trip and there is also blankets on-board in case guests start to get cold.

Ocean Quest is a fully licenced commercial sailing vessel with a certified and well experienced commercially endorsed crew. She complies with South African Maritime Safety Authorities' rules and regulations. The safety of all guests and crew onboard the vessel is insured at all times.

  • Departure times: 8am, 10am,12pm, 2pm  and (4pm summer months)
  • Arrival time: 20min before each departure time
  • Maximum guests: 12pax
  • Cost: 450pp (children 4 years and younger go for free)
  • Duration: 90min
  • Includes: soft drinks & bottled still water

Ocean Quest is a 36ft Catamaran that is based in Hermanus New Harbour.  It is operated by professional, licensed skipper and crew for both boating and Scuba diving.

The sunset cruise has become one of the most popular activities on offer. The cruise is a relaxing two hour long experience, sailing down our coast line and taking in the sites Walker Bay has to offer. Throughout the trip the crew gives educational talks about Hermanus historical sights along the way, and also about the marine wild life encountered.

Throughout the trip beverages and tapas is available to enjoy. This while enjoying the view of Hermanus and the unobstructed beautiful sunset over the horizon. 

The sunset cruise sets off from Hermanus New harbour and returns to the harbour shortly after sunset. There are local restaurants that are walking distance from Ocean Quest or a short taxi ride away.

  • Departure times: 2 hours before sunset ( time to be confirmed when booking )
  • Arrival time: 20min before each departure time
  • Maximum guests: 12pax
  • Cost: 650pp (children 4 years and younger go for free)
  • Duration: 120min
  • Includes: soft drinks, bottled still water, beer, ciders, red/white wine and tapas throughout the journey.

TRIP FEATURES
36 foot Sailing Catamaran
Tapas and drinks included on sunset cruises
Breathtaking scenery
Highlights: A variety of possible marine & bird-life sightings, beautiful sunsets and striking coastal cliffs and beaches

Fully compliant with SA Marine Safety Association requirements.
Experienced crew and a registered skipper at the helm.
Member of the Divers Alert Network and Emergency First Response
ALL TRIPS ARE SUBJECT TO WEATHER AND SEA CONDITIONS.