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dyer island cruises - Dyer Island Cruises, near Hermanus and Cape Town

Daily Blog 19 November 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 19, 2017

Today was a good day, we started our trip launching from Gansbaai harbour because of the tide...

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Daily Blog 19 November 2017

Daily Blog 18 November 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 18, 2017

The conditions today were nice, only a fair bit of wind and flat water...

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Daily Blog 18 November 2017

Daily Blog 17 November 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 17, 2017

We had a light breeze blowing in the morning and lot of sunshine throughout the day...

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Daily Blog 17 November 2017

Daily Blog 16 November 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 16, 2017

The day started off a bit overcast and some light rain but the sky cleared up very soon...

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Daily Blog 16 November 2017

Daily Blog 15 November 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 15, 2017

We had another day with some southerly wind and lots of sunshine...

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Daily Blog 15 November 2017

Daily Blog 14 November 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 14, 2017

Our intrepid whale watchers today braved a very wet day to go out and see our lovely Southern Right whales.

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Daily Blog 14 November 2017

Daily Blog 13 November 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 13, 2017

Today was overcast but in the afternoon the wind picked up and some sunrays made it through the thick layer of clouds. However...

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Daily Blog 13 November 2017

Daily Blog 12 November 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 12, 2017

We are very fortunate to still have our friendly gentle giants in the bay...

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Daily Blog 12 November 2017

Daily Blog 11 November 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 11, 2017

The day started off sunny with a calm ocean, so where the whales we spotted in the bay...

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Daily Blog 11 November 2017

Daily Blog 10 November 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 10, 2017

Our day started partly cloudy with turquoise water all over the bay...

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Daily Blog 10 November 2017

Daily Trip 09 November 2017

Posted by Jax on November 9, 2017

The picture says it all...

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Daily Trip 09  November 2017

Daily Trip 05 November 2017

Posted by Jax on November 6, 2017

Vocal whales with gorgeous tails…

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Daily Trip 05 November 2017

Daily Trip 03 November 2017

Posted by Jax on November 4, 2017

A sightings rich day on the water...

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Daily Trip 03 November 2017

Daily Trip 02 November 2017

Posted by Jax on November 2, 2017

Today, we witnessed quite a worrying event in the bay…

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Daily Trip 02 November 2017

Daily Trip 01 November 2017

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Today was another picture perfect day on the ocean, with us having a wide variety of spectacular sightings…

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Daily Trip 01 November 2017

Daily Trip 31 October 2017

Posted by Jax on

We were in for a super Halloween treat today when we arrived at Geyser Rock to find our very first pup of the season...

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Daily Trip 31 October 2017

Daily Trip 30 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 30, 2017

With only 3 trips out today, our first launch was a little later, with us hitting the sea at around 10 to see what all was out there and the sightings certainly did not disappoint…

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Daily Trip 30 October 2017

Daily Trip 28 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 28, 2017

We had all of the members of the Marine Big 5 come out and play today…

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Daily Trip 28 October 2017

Daily Trip 27 October 2017

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As the wind picked up...so did the whales...

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Daily Trip 27 October 2017

Daily Trip 25 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 25, 2017

A swell day watching moms and calves in the shallows...

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Daily Trip 25 October 2017

Daily Trip 19 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 19, 2017

Although a little windy, we had a great day out on the Atlantic with beautiful whales on both of our trips...

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Daily Trip 19 October 2017

Daily Trip 18 October 2017

Posted by Jax on

4 trips, all with gorgeous whale sightings...

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Daily Trip 18 October 2017

Daily Trip 17 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 17, 2017

Rain; that lovely, liquid-y thing that forces us to put our cameras away and actually -fully- indulge in the magnificent experience that is watching 60 ton giants…

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Daily Trip 17 October 2017

Daily Trip 14 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 14, 2017

We had a swell day out and about in the bay today…

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Daily Trip 14 October 2017

Daily Trip 12 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 12, 2017

It was a mother and calf kind of day, which ended in a very generous surprise by some of our amazing clients...

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Daily Trip 12 October 2017

Daily Trip 11 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 11, 2017

A day filled with absolutely wow sightings!!

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Daily Trip 11 October 2017

Daily Trip 10 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 10, 2017

With a light South Easterly blowing this morning, we set out on Dream Catcher and got more than we bargained for…

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Daily Trip 10 October 2017

Daily Trip 09 October 2017

Posted by Jax on

We have quite a few Southern Rights around at the moment, particularly in our bay, which has made for some great whale watching!

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Daily Trip 09 October 2017

Daily Trip 02 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 3, 2017

Perfect weather with perfect sightings...

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Daily Trip 02 October 2017

Daily Trip 01 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 1, 2017

The comeback of the Humpback Dolphin…

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Daily Trip 01 October 2017

Daily Trip 19 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 20, 2017

Some more gorgeous Southern Right Whale action and not 1 but 3 Mola Mola’s…

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Daily Trip 19 September 2017

Daily Trip 18 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 18, 2017

A mind blowing day out on a perfect ocean with the Marine Big 5 on both trips!!

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Daily Trip 18 September 2017

Daily Trip 12 September 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on September 12, 2017

The wind calmed down a lot since yesterday and some more...

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Daily Trip 12 September 2017

Daily Trip 11 September 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on September 11, 2017

Today started with a light wind from north-west and overcast but...

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Daily Trip 11 September 2017

Daily Trip 05 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 5, 2017

With some wind in the bay, the animals were definitely out to play as we had 2 members of the Marine Big 5 partaking in a little breaching action…

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Daily Trip 05 September 2017

Daily Trip 04 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 4, 2017

It was really warm and sunny out today and if it had not been for the wind that picked up in the afternoon, you’d think we’d gone straight into midsummer...

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Daily Trip 04 September 2017

27 August 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on August 27, 2017

The meaning of ‘breach’, to rise and break through the surface of the water...

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27 August 2017

26 August 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on August 26, 2017

We started our day with two very relaxed Southern right whales not even 10 minutes out of Kleinbaao harbour...

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26 August 2017

Daily Trip 07 August 2017

Posted by Jax on August 8, 2017

With 3 completely different trips today, it is always amazing to see just how drastically our oceans can change in only a couple of hours....

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Daily Trip 07 August 2017

Daily Trip 14 July 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on July 14, 2017

Doing a reverse trip we hoped to find some whales at Danger Point...

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Daily Trip 14 July 2017

Daily Trip 13 July 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on July 13, 2017

We started our trip with a raft of African penguins...

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Daily Trip 13 July 2017

Daily Trip 06 July 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on July 6, 2017

Today we had a bit more wind than the last few days but we still got to see some marine life in the bay...

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Daily Trip 06 July 2017

Daily Trip 05 July 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on July 5, 2017

Another great day with some Humpback whale activity...

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Daily Trip 05 July 2017

Daily Trip 01 July 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on July 1, 2017

Another great day in whale season after another no sea day...

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Daily Trip 01 July 2017

Daily Trip 29 June 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on June 29, 2017

A whale-of-a-time...

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Daily Trip 29 June 2017

Daily Trip 27 June 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on June 27, 2017

We launched in the afternoon for a whale watching from our harbour in Kleinbaai...

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Daily Trip 27 June 2017

Daily Trip 26 June 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on June 26, 2017

Slowly but surely the whale season is starting...

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Daily Trip 26 June 2017

Daily Trip 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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Daily Trip 15 June 2017

Daily Trip 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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Daily Trip 10 June 2017

Daily Trip 06 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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Daily Trip 06 June 2017

Daily Trip 02 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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Daily Trip 02 June 2017

Daily Trip 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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Daily Trip 29 May 2017

Daily Trip 17 May 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on May 17, 2017

Today was another beautiful calm day...

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Daily Trip 17 May 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

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

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21 March 2017 | Pelagic Encounters

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

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

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

15 February 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on February 15, 2017

Beautiful day out in the bay...

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15 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

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

25 January 2017 | Eco Marine Trip

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on January 25, 2017

Today we were launching at 10 o’clock from the Kleinbaai harbour and were heading along the coast towards Uilenkraalsmond...

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25 January 2017 | Eco Marine Trip

23 January 2017 | Marine Safari

Posted by Jax on January 23, 2017

A glorious trip on a misty morning....

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23 January 2017 | Marine Safari

22 January 2017 | Marine Big 5 Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on January 22, 2017

We were surrounded by Bryde’s whales...

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22 January 2017 | Marine Big 5 Gansbaai

21 January 2017 | Boat Based Tours Gansbaai

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Today we were heading straight to our sister company Marine Dynamics to see the Great White shark...

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21 January 2017 | Boat Based Tours Gansbaai

20 January 2017 | Marine Big 5 Tours

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on January 20, 2017

On our daily eco tour we spotted today, four out of the Marine Big 5...

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20 January 2017 | Marine Big 5 Tours

19 January 2017 | Eco Marine Trip

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on January 19, 2017

It was raining this morning, but by the time we launched it stopped and we had a great trip cruising through the bay...

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19 January 2017 | Eco Marine Trip

18 January 2017 | Marine Safari

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on January 18, 2017

It was a nice calm day out at sea...

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18 January 2017 | Marine Safari

11 January 2017 | Marine Big 5 Tours

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on January 11, 2017

Once again we have been blessed to spend two great hours out at sea...

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11 January 2017 | Marine Big 5 Tours

09 January 2017 | Boat Based Tours

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on January 9, 2017

Our guest on board were able to see four out of the Marine Big5...

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09 January 2017 | Boat Based Tours

02 January 2017 | Boat Based Tours Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on January 2, 2017

Today we launched for the first time in the new year...

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02 January 2017 | Boat Based Tours Gansbaai

31 December 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 31, 2016

It was a great last day of the year 2016...

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31 December 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

30 December 2016 | Eco Trips

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 30, 2016

Today we have been out again to see what we can find in the bay...

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30 December 2016 | Eco Trips

28 December 2016 | Marine Big 5

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 28, 2016

Another great summer day aboard our vessel Dream Catcher...

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28 December 2016 | Marine Big 5

27 December 2016 | Wildlife Tours

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 27, 2016

It was partly cloudy during the whole day and a light breeze was blowing towards the coast...

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27 December 2016 | Wildlife Tours

26 December 2016 | Boat Based Tours

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 26, 2016

After a long weekend back on land, it was great to go to sea...

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26 December 2016 | Boat Based Tours

21 December 2016 | Marine Big 5 Tours

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 21, 2016

Due to bad weather moving into our region this afternoon we launched a bit earlier than usual...

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21 December 2016 | Marine Big 5 Tours

20 December 2016 | Bird Watching Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 20, 2016

The bay was full of marine life again...

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20 December 2016 | Bird Watching Gansbaai

19 December 2016 | Wildlife Tours

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 19, 2016

This morning was quite misty, but by the time we launched our vessel Dream Catcher the sky cleared up...

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19 December 2016 | Wildlife Tours

18 December 2016 | Boat Based Tours

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 18, 2016

Great day, great sightings!

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18 December 2016 | Boat Based Tours

16 December 2016 | Boat Based Tours

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 16, 2016

It was a beautiful morning and a perfect day to be out at sea...

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16 December 2016 | Boat Based Tours

15 December 2016 | Whale Tours South Africa

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 15, 2016

We had another great eco tour today...

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15 December 2016 | Whale Tours South Africa

13 December 2016 | Marine Big 5 South Africa

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 13, 2016

Today we had a little bit more wind blowing than yesterday, but we still enjoyed the whole trip...

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13 December 2016 | Marine Big 5 South Africa

04 December 2016 | Marine Big 5 Tours

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 4, 2016

Once again our first sighting for today was a African penguin, how lucky.

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04 December 2016 | Marine Big 5 Tours

29 November 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 29, 2016

Another great day at sea, with some marine life...

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29 November 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

28 November 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 28, 2016

Another perfect day to spend on our vessel Dream Catcher...

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28 November 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

18 November 2016 | Whale Tours South Africa

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 18, 2016

Today was definitely a spy-hopping day for the Southern Right whales...

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18 November 2016 | Whale Tours South Africa

08 November 2016 | Whale Tours South Africa

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 8, 2016

Today we have been heading towards Pearly Beach straight away to find some Southern Right whales...

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08 November 2016 | Whale Tours South Africa

20 October 2016 | Marine Big 5 Safari

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on October 21, 2016

It was a perfect day to be out at sea...

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20 October 2016 | Marine Big 5 Safari

06 October 2016 | Marine Big 5 Safari

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on October 6, 2016

Although it was a bit overcast we had an amazing day out at sea...

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06 October 2016 | Marine Big 5 Safari

25 September 2016 | Whale Tours South Africa

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on September 25, 2016

We had another successful whale watching day...

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25 September 2016 | Whale Tours South Africa

22 September 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on September 22, 2016

We truly had amazing sightings, which we can’t describe with words...

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22 September 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

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