Learned men had spoken of the vastness of the oceans, but it was only when the Pacific came into view that their wisdom was confirmed. An ocean so vast that it alone covers almost a third of the world’s surface, with colours ranging from blue to green, depths from a few metres to over ten kilometres, parts completely barren and others sustaining an incredible diversity of life, and if we were to search this ocean we might come across one of the most extraordinary animals with which we share this planet, the magnificent Blue Whale… (excerpt from Noel’s Whale Show narrative)
This unique 25-minute Audio-Visual presentation takes the viewer below the surface and into the fascinating ocean world of whales and dolphins, with a special focus on the visiting southern right whales. Developed using Noel’s paintings, illustrations and photographs, with an evocative script narrated by John Webb, the show has been sponsored by the International Fund for Animal Welfare and is shown daily in the Lecture Room of the Whale Museum in Hermanus.
Now into its tenth year, The Whale Show is watched by many thousands of visitors each year, enhancing their whale watching experience whilst in South Africa. With a strong emphasis on conservation and the impacts of whaling, The Whale Show shares an important marine conservation message with each audience.
Monday to Saturday | 10h00, 12h00, 15h00
Sunday only | 12h00, 15h00
The Whale Museum, positioned behind Market Square above the Old Harbour in Hermanus
TAKE THE EXPERIENCE HOME
The Whale Show DVD has been produced so that you can enjoy the experience at home. DVD’s are available for sale through the Whale Museum.
THE WHALE SHOW IN CAPE TOWN
The Whale Show is also shown daily in the Whale Well of the Iziko South African Museum in Cape Town. Thanks to our friend Derek Ohland, Marine Mammal Curator, for making this possible.
FEEDBACK TO THE WHALE SHOW
The famous writer and artist, Noel Ashton, has produced a stunningly informative video of the Southern Right Whale… (Liz McGrath, The Marine Hotel)
The recently launched Whale Show in the Whale Museum is an experience not to be missed. This unique presentation is something every resident of Hermanus and every visitor must see. (Storm Kreusch, Manager, Hermanus Tourism)
An exciting, unique and stunning production. (Llanda Bayers Cronje, Hermanus Times)
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