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Blog and News from Dyer Island Cruises - Dyer Island Cruises, near Hermanus and Cape Town

21 June 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on June 21, 2017

Winter is truly coming closer, we had some strong westerly wind blowing today...

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21 June 2017

18 June 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on June 18, 2017

Nice father’s day surprise with the Marine Big 5...

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18 June 2017

16 June 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on June 16, 2017

It was a great day to be at sea, no wind and a lot of sunshine...

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16 June 2017

15 June 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on June 15, 2017

Although we had some swell running into the bay, we managed to have some great sightings of marine life...

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15 June 2017

14 June 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on June 14, 2017

During the day the weather got better and better and we had a perfect afternoon out at sea...

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14 June 2017

10 June 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on June 10, 2017

After a heavy storm over the last few days we had still a little bit of wind blowing and creating a little chop...

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10 June 2017

6 June 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on June 6, 2017

We launched into a perfect flat sea touching beautiful blue sky...

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6 June 2017

5 June 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on June 5, 2017

After two days back on land, all of us were super excited to launch Dream Catcher once again...

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5 June 2017

2 June 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on June 2, 2017

It was a beautiful autumn day with lots of sunshine and a calm sea...

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2 June 2017

01 June 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on June 1, 2017

Mother Nature always have a little surprise for us...

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01 June 2017

30 May 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on May 30, 2017

Today we launched only in the afternoon due to big swell in the mornings, but that didn’t affect our sightings at all...

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30 May 2017

29 May 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on May 29, 2017

Due to low tide we launched once again from the little fishing village Gansbaai...

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29 May 2017

28 May 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on May 28, 2017

We couldn’t go out to sea for a few days due to bad weather, but it was even more exciting today to be back on the boat and experience the beautiful nature...

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28 May 2017

20 May 2017 | Pelagic Birding Trip

Posted by Anwynn Louw on May 22, 2017

Pelagic birding adventures in Gansbaai, Western Cape with Dyer Island Cruises.

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20 May 2017 | Pelagic Birding Trip

21 May 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on May 21, 2017

The trip started of partly cloudy but it cleared up very soon...

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21 May 2017

20 May 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on May 20, 2017

The good sea conditions just continue...

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20 May 2017

19 May 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on May 19, 2017

We had another perfect autumn day out at sea with no wind and just a slight swell...

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19 May 2017

18 May 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on May 18, 2017

The good weather is just continuing the whole week...

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18 May 2017

17 May 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on May 17, 2017

Today was another beautiful calm day...

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17 May 2017

16 May 2016

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on May 16, 2017

It has been a while that we last said we spotted the Marine Big 5...

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16 May 2016

15 May 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on May 15, 2017

We could not ask for a better day to be out on the water...

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15 May 2017

14 May 2017

Posted by Jax on May 14, 2017

A Happy Mothers day with 2 species of whale and more...

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14 May 2017

13 May 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on May 13, 2017

Although it has been a bit quiet we had a great cruise around the bay and beyond...

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13 May 2017

10 May 2017

Posted by Jax on May 10, 2017

A naughty seal pup takes his fun and games a little too far...

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10 May 2017

09 May 2017

Posted by Jax on May 9, 2017

Sun, sea and some gorgeous marine animals...

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09 May 2017

07 May 2017

Posted by Jax on May 7, 2017

During our daily stop at the Ulienkraalsmond estuary, we had the most spectacular surprise...

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07 May 2017

05 May 2017

Posted by Jax on May 5, 2017

Kira's priceless birthday present? 3 Common Dolphin sightings and birds galore...

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05 May 2017

03 May 2017

Posted by Jax on May 3, 2017

Some cool birds and 4 of our 5 favorites...

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03 May 2017

02 May 2017

Posted by Jax on May 2, 2017

It was an interesting day out on the water with a gorgeous, sunny start...

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02 May 2017

01 May 2017

Posted by Jax on May 1, 2017

3 of the Marine Big 5 on a windy Workers Day...

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01 May 2017

30 April 2017

Posted by Jax on April 30, 2017

After yesterday’s blistering berg wind, today’s overcast weather was very welcome...

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30 April 2017

29 April 2017

Posted by Jax on April 29, 2017

The right whale to watch at the wrong time of year...

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29 April 2017

28 April 2017

Posted by Jax on April 28, 2017

Up close and personal with a Brydes Whale and the return of our favorite fishy friends...

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28 April 2017

26 April 2017

Posted by Jax on April 26, 2017

We had an awesome sighting of a....

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26 April 2017

22 April 2017

Posted by Jax on April 22, 2017

It was a little chilly this morning as we....

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22 April 2017

18 April 2017

Posted by Jax on April 18, 2017

A Cape Fur Seal and his lunch on an autumn day...

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18 April 2017

17 April 2017

Posted by Jax on April 17, 2017

4 of the Marine Big 5 including the elusive...

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17 April 2017

16 April 2017

Posted by Jax on April 16, 2017

A juvenile Giant Petrel in a Precarious situation...

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16 April 2017

15 April 2017

Posted by Jax on April 15, 2017

During the winter months, we have some really cool...

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15 April 2017

World Dolphin Day 2017

Posted by Anwynn Louw on April 14, 2017

Dolphin... The word alone conjures images of freedom and grace. For the entire history of humankind man has felt a strong affinity for these beautiful creatures.

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World Dolphin Day 2017

12 April 2017

Posted by Jax on April 12, 2017

Today's trip? Golden, absolutely golden...

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12 April 2017

11 April 2017

Posted by Jax on April 11, 2017

Only a couple of moments after leaving the harbour, we had our first sighting, which was...

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11 April 2017

10 April 2017

Posted by Jax on April 10, 2017

Cape Cormorants and some Common Dolphins...

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10 April 2017

09 April 2017

Posted by Jax on April 9, 2017

Today, we found evidence of an attempted predation in the alley...

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09 April 2017

08 April 2017

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After a few no sea days, the weather finally cleared up and we were able to hit the water again....

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08 April 2017

04 April 2017

Posted by Jax on April 4, 2017

It was a busy day out at sea with two trips...

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04 April 2017

02 April 2017

Posted by Jax on April 2, 2017

Today, we had an exciting ride out on Whale Whisperer...

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02 April 2017

01 April 2017

Posted by Jax on April 1, 2017

The worlds largest bony fish and a tonne of seabirds...

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01 April 2017

30 March 2017

Posted by Jax on March 30, 2017

Every single animal in the bay was out to play today on what was the trip of a lifetime...

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30 March 2017

29 March 2017

Posted by Jax on March 29, 2017

It's not everyday that you recognize a Great White from Dream Catcher but, today we had the iconic...

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29 March 2017

27 March 2017

Posted by Jax on March 27, 2017

101 Dalmatians? Try 101 African Penguins....

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27 March 2017

26 March 2017

Posted by Jax on

Where there's gannets there's usually the chance of seeing a...

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26 March 2017

25 March 2017

Posted by Jax on March 25, 2017

3 Brydes Whales and an empty island...

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25 March 2017

24 March 2017

Posted by Jax on March 24, 2017

The magic started early with the first sighting just outside the harbour...

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24 March 2017

23 March 2017

Posted by Jax on

Frolicking marine mammals on a big 5 kind of day...

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23 March 2017

22 March 2017

Posted by Jax on March 22, 2017

Shark Tagging and a Penguin with a mistaken identity...

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22 March 2017

21 March 2017 | Pelagic Encounters

Posted by Anwynn Louw on

Seabirds on the move are for even the finest photographer, tricky subjects...

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21 March 2017 | Pelagic Encounters

21 March 2017

Posted by Jax on March 21, 2017

A perfect sea day with not one but two Brydes Whales...

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21 March 2017

20 March 2017

Posted by Jax on March 20, 2017

The sea looked beautiful as we made our way out of the harbour this morning.

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20 March 2017

17 March 2017

Posted by Jax on March 17, 2017

Another pod of common dolphins and some more majestic sea life...

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17 March 2017

16 March 2017

Posted by Jax on March 16, 2017

We had a truly spectacular time at the office today with our Marine Big 5 out in full swing...

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16 March 2017

15 March 2017

Posted by Jax on March 15, 2017

It was an awesome day on the ocean...

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15 March 2017

14 March 2017

Posted by Jax on March 14, 2017

4 of the Marine big 5 including a Penguin release...

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14 March 2017

12 March 2017

Posted by Jax on March 13, 2017

The Cape Cormorants were the highlight of our trip today...

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12 March 2017

11 March 2017 | Wildlife Tours Gansbaai

Posted by Jax on March 11, 2017

An exciting day out at sea with our first sighting being one of the elusive...

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11 March 2017 | Wildlife Tours Gansbaai

10 March 2017 | Eco Marine Big 5 Tours

Posted by Jax on March 10, 2017

Although a little windy, it was an enjoyable day at sea...

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10 March 2017 | Eco Marine Big 5 Tours

08 March 2017 | Marine Safari

Posted by Jax on March 8, 2017

A Southern Right Whale and a breaching Sunfish...

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08 March 2017 | Marine Safari

07 March 2017 | Boat Based Tours

Posted by Jax on March 7, 2017

A Cape Gannet recovery on a beautiful day...

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07 March 2017 | Boat Based Tours

06 March 2017 | Marine Big 5

Posted by Jax on March 6, 2017

The Marine big 5 and our favorite little black birds...

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06 March 2017 | Marine Big 5

03 March 2017 | Whale Watching

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on March 3, 2017

The day started of sunny, but the clouds appeared soon and some westerly wind was blowing...

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03 March 2017  | Whale Watching

02 March 2017 | Whale Tours Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on March 2, 2017

It has been another picture perfect day to be out on the ocean...

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02 March 2017 | Whale Tours Gansbaai

01 March 2017 | Marine Big 5 Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on March 1, 2017

It has been another sunny day, and perfect conditions to be out at sea...

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01 March 2017 | Marine Big 5 Gansbaai

28 February 2017 | Eco Marine Trip

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on February 28, 2017

It has been a sunny day out at sea...

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28 February 2017 | Eco Marine Trip

27 February 2017 | Wildlife Tours Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on February 27, 2017

Today we still had some wind blowing, but the swell dropped and we had a great time out at sea....

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27 February 2017 | Wildlife Tours Gansbaai

26 February 2017 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on February 26, 2017

Due to low tide we launched a bit later than usual. It was a lovely day, but a cold south easterly breeze was blowing towards us...

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26 February 2017 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

25 February 2017 | Whale Tours Gansbaai

Posted by Jax on

Today, we launched out of Gansbaai Harbour and got to see...

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25 February 2017 | Whale Tours Gansbaai

HMS Birkenhead Memorial 2017

Posted by Jax on February 25, 2017

A beautiful day for a commemoration...

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HMS Birkenhead Memorial 2017

24 February 2017 | Marine Big 5

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on February 24, 2017

It has been a great day out at sea...

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24 February 2017 | Marine Big 5

23 February 2017 |Boat Based Tours

Posted by Jax on February 23, 2017

4 African Penguins were given a second chance today...

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23 February 2017 |Boat Based Tours

19 February 2017 | Marine Safari

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on February 19, 2017

We had an amazing surprise this Sunday morning...

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19 February 2017 | Marine Safari

18 February | Eco Marine Big 5 Tours

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on February 18, 2017

Today was partly cloudy and some light breeze was blowing from the west...

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18 February | Eco Marine Big 5 Tours

17 February 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on February 17, 2017

After a day back on land we were heading out to sea, to find some marine life...

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17 February 2017

15 February 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on February 15, 2017

Beautiful day out in the bay...

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15 February 2017

14 February 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on February 14, 2017

Today was one of our cooler summer days...

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14 February 2017

12 February 2017

Posted by Jax on February 12, 2017

It was overcast when we left the harbour today...

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12 February 2017

10 February 2017

Posted by Jax on February 10, 2017

Flamingos on the beach and cormorants in the bay...

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10 February 2017

09 February 2017

Posted by Jax on February 9, 2017

This mornings trip started with an awesome....

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09 February 2017

08 February 2017 | Wildlife Tours Gansbaai

Posted by Jax on February 8, 2017

Our first marine animal of the day was a...

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08 February 2017 | Wildlife Tours Gansbaai

07 February 2016 | Eco Marine Trip

Posted by Jax on February 7, 2017

Our first sighting of the day was at our sister company's vessel, Slashfin....

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07 February 2016 | Eco Marine Trip

06 February 2017 | Marine Safari

Posted by Jax on February 6, 2017

The Cape Cormorants were out in full swing today...

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06 February 2017 | Marine Safari

04 February 2017 | Boat Based Tours

Posted by Jax on February 4, 2017

A birder's paradise with a Sabine's Gull, hundreds of gannets and a couple of Shearwaters...

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04 February 2017 | Boat Based Tours

03 February 2017 | Marine Big 5 Gansbaai

Posted by Jax on February 3, 2017

Today was a lovely day out at sea...

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03 February 2017 | Marine Big 5 Gansbaai

02 February 2017 | Eco Marine Trip

Posted by Jax on February 2, 2017

We had a great day out at sea, with our first sighting including a familiar face...

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02 February 2017 | Eco Marine Trip

01 February 2017 | Boat Based Tours Gansbaai

Posted by Jax on February 1, 2017

A feeding seal and a very relaxed Brydes Whale...

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01 February 2017 | Boat Based Tours Gansbaai

31 January 2017 | Marine Safari

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on January 31, 2017

Our first sighting for the day was thousands of Cape cormorants outside our harbour...

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31 January 2017 | Marine Safari

29 January 2017 | Marine Big 5 Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on January 29, 2017

Marine Big 5 today..

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29 January 2017 | Marine Big 5 Gansbaai

28 January 2017 | Boat Based Tours Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on January 28, 2017

After a day back on land we launched at lunchtime for a eco tour...

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28 January 2017 | Boat Based Tours Gansbaai

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