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humpback dolphin - Dyer Island Cruises, near Hermanus and Cape Town

Daily Trip 16 June 2018

Posted by Jax on June 16, 2018

Today, we got the surprise of our lives when we happened upon 2 breaching Humpback Whales....

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Daily Trip 16 June 2018

Daily Trip 13 June 2018

Posted by Jax on June 14, 2018

We had another fantastic day out on the ocean, spotting 4 of the Marine Big 5 as well as some other cool creatures...

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Daily Trip 13 June 2018

Daily Trip 12 June 2018

Posted by Jax on June 12, 2018

We had a magical trip out on the deep blue with a very special new baby in the bay….

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Daily Trip 12 June 2018

Daily Trip 11 June 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on June 11, 2018

A really adventurous day at sea...

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Daily Trip 11 June 2018

Daily Trip 08 June 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on June 10, 2018

A visitor from the deep sea at the shark cage diving vessel...

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Daily Trip 08 June 2018

Daily Blog 06 June 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on June 6, 2018

Another Right Whale gracing us with its presence...

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Daily Blog 06 June 2018

Daily Trip 4 June 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on June 4, 2018

First southern rights of the season... and many more awesome sightings...

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Daily Trip 4 June 2018

Daily Trip 20 May 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on May 21, 2018

Our humpback dolphins really put on a performance for us today...

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Daily Trip 20 May 2018

Daily Trip 19 May 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on

Some amazing sightings in awesome conditions...

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Daily Trip 19 May 2018

Daily Trip 18 May 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on May 18, 2018

A very entertaining day on the ocean...

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Daily Trip 18 May 2018

Daily Trip 29 April 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on April 29, 2018

Crystal clear waters and two our dolphin species make an appearance...

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Daily Trip 29 April 2018

Daily Blog 28 April 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on April 28, 2018

Leisurely pulling out of the harbour our vessel Dream Catcher is pushed in to gear as we hug the coastline in search of the Marine Big 5...

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Daily Blog 28 April 2018

Daily Trip 21 April 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on April 22, 2018

Our trip began today in almost perfect conditions, very little swell and wind...

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Daily Trip 21 April 2018

Daily Trip 20 April 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on April 20, 2018

A total birders paradise at sea...

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Daily Trip 20 April 2018

Daily Trip 05 April 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on April 7, 2018

A wonderful day at sea with all of our Marine Big 5...

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Daily Trip 05 April 2018

A synopsis of a superb start to eco season

Posted by Jax on April 5, 2018

the quarterly update...

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A synopsis of a superb start to eco season

Daily Blog 01 April 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on April 1, 2018

Another wonderful day at sea and some brilliant sightings...

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Daily Blog 01 April 2018

Daily Trip 30 March 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on March 30, 2018

Word's cannot describe todays events... However, I will certainly try...

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Daily Trip 30 March 2018

Daily Trip 26 March 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on March 27, 2018

Whales! Whales! Whales!

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Daily Trip 26 March 2018

Daily Trip 23 March 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on March 24, 2018

Another acrobatic display by our dolphins...

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Daily Trip 23 March 2018

Daily Trip 19 March 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on March 19, 2018

Who knew that dolphins could dance?!

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Daily Trip 19 March 2018

Daily Trip 15 March 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on March 15, 2018

We started our sea safari off with some great sightings of the very endangered humpback dolphins...

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Daily Trip 15 March 2018

Daily Trip 13 March 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on March 14, 2018

Marine. Big. 5.

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Daily Trip 13 March 2018

Daily Trip 08 March 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on March 8, 2018

Our first sighting came rather quickly today, just as we approached The Shallows, our spotter found us two Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins...

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Daily Trip 08 March 2018

Daily Trip 06 March 2018

Posted by Jax on March 6, 2018

We got to see our very first Sub Antarctic Skua of the season today, along with 4 of the Marine Big 5!

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Daily Trip 06 March 2018

Daily Trip 01 March 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on March 1, 2018

A bit of a different start to our morning today as first trip departed from Gansbaai harbour due to low tide in Kleinbaai

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Daily Trip 01 March 2018

Daily Trip 28 February 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on February 28, 2018

Our trip today started in the shallows, where we were greeted by a small pod of three Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins, our rarest coastal cetacean...

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Daily Trip 28 February 2018

Daily Trip 25 February 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on February 25, 2018

After a few days off the ocean we were treated to perfect weather and calm seas as we left Kleinbaai harbour in search of our Marine Big 5...

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Daily Trip 25 February 2018

Daily Trip 22 February 2018

Posted by Jax on February 22, 2018

The Humpback Dolphins really put on an amazing show for us today...

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Daily Trip 22 February 2018

Daily Trip 21 February 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on February 21, 2018

It seems as though we have entered dolphin season in the Dyer Island ecosystem...

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Daily Trip 21 February 2018

Daily Trip 20 February 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on February 20, 2018

We awoke to perfect conditions this morning in Kleinbaai harbour as we set off on our Marine Big 5 Adventure...

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Daily Trip 20 February 2018

Daily Trip 16 February 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on February 19, 2018

Our journey began in The Shallows and we didn’t have to wait long before spotting our infamous Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins...

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Daily Trip 16 February 2018

Daily Trip 08 February 2018

Posted by Jax on February 9, 2018

On board our trusty whale watching vessel, Dream Catcher, we set off in search of Gansbaai’s Marine Big 5....

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Daily Trip 08 February 2018

Daily Trip 06 February 2018

Posted by Jax on February 8, 2018

3 of the Marine Big 5 and some stunning clouds...

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Daily Trip 06 February 2018

Daily Trip 05 February 2018

Posted by Jax on February 6, 2018

We had a lovely time tracking some Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins along The Clyde out there...

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Daily Trip 05 February 2018

Daily Trip 04 February 2018

Posted by Jax on February 4, 2018

We were incredibly spoiled by all the cetaceans out there today...

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Daily Trip 04 February 2018

Daily Trip 03 February 2018

Posted by Jax on February 3, 2018

A lovely summer day and a seal that's wreaking havoc...

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Daily Trip 03 February 2018

Daily Trip 02 February 2018

Posted by Jax on February 2, 2018

The Marine Big 5 and a birders paradise....

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Daily Trip 02 February 2018

Daily Trip 31 January 2018

Posted by Jax on January 31, 2018

A Marine Big 5 kind of day....

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Daily Trip 31 January 2018

Daily Trip 30 January 2018

Posted by Jax on January 30, 2018

We had a few Humpback Dolphins decide to pay us a visit today...

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Daily Trip 30 January 2018

Daily Trip 28 January 2018

Posted by Jax on January 28, 2018

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

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Daily Trip 28 January 2018

Daily Trip 27 January 2018

Posted by Jax on January 27, 2018

A picture perfect day out on Whale Whisperer with the Marine Big 5 coming out to play....

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Daily Trip 27 January 2018

Daily Trip 25 January 2018

Posted by Jax on January 25, 2018

For the first time ever on one of our trips, a breaching baby Brydes Whale....and a young Humpback!

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Daily Trip 25 January 2018

Daily Trip 21 January 2018

Posted by Jax on January 21, 2018

Seals in the mist and some epic Humpback Dolphins...

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Daily Trip 21 January 2018

Daily Trip 18 January 2018

Posted by Jax on January 18, 2018

A little sun, a little wind, a bit of wave and you've got yourself a summer's day on our sea...

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Daily Trip 18 January 2018

Daily Trip 17 January 2018

Posted by Jax on January 17, 2018

Celebrating Hump day with some theatrical humpback Dolphins...

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Daily Trip 17 January 2018

Daily Trip 16 January 2018

Posted by Jax on January 16, 2018

A wet and wonderful trip out on the trusty Whale Whisperer...

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Daily Trip 16 January 2018

Daily Trip 13 January 2018

Posted by Jax on January 14, 2018

Treated to a beautiful day on the water...

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Daily Trip 13 January 2018

Daily Trip 12 January 2018

Posted by Jax on January 12, 2018

We could not have asked for a better day with the Marine Big 5 with two species of dolphin, again!

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Daily Trip 12 January 2018

Daily Trip 11 January 2018

Posted by Jax on January 11, 2018

2 different species of Dolphin on both trips always makes for an awesome day...

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Daily Trip 11 January 2018

Daily Blog 31 December 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 31, 2017

So we ended our year on Whale Whisperer and what a wonderful day...

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Daily Blog 31 December 2017

Daily Blog 27 December 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 27, 2017

Once again we were heading out of Kleinbaai harbour to search for the Marine Big 5...

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Daily Blog 27 December 2017

Daily Trip 26 December 2017

Posted by Jax on December 26, 2017

2 species of Whale, two species of Dolphin and 2 species of shark, all in a days work...

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Daily Trip 26 December 2017

Daily Trip 14 December 2017

Posted by Jax on December 14, 2017

Our luck hasn’t run out just yet with us finding all of the Marine Big 5 including a lob tailing Southern Right…

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Daily Trip 14 December 2017

Daily Trip 12 December 2017

Posted by Jax on December 12, 2017

We got to see our Marine Big 5 on a picture perfect sea day....

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Daily Trip 12 December 2017

Daily Trip 07 December 2017

Posted by Jax on December 7, 2017

A weird and wonderful day out at sea, with a good few laughs along the way....

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Daily Trip 07 December 2017

Daily Trip 02 December 2017

Posted by Jax on December 2, 2017

We got to see the Marine Big 5 just before the wind came in....

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Daily Trip 02 December 2017

Daily Blog 24 November 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 24, 2017

What an amazing day at sea...

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Daily Blog 24 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 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 01 November 2017

Posted by Jax on November 2, 2017

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 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 29 October 2017

Posted by Jax on

We keep having amazing sightings out in the bay, with the wind still pumping enough to get the whales a little excited…

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Daily Trip 29 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 20 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 21, 2017

We had a shark on the first trip, some dolphins on the second and a whale tail or two on the last trip of the day...

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Daily Trip 20 October 2017

Daily Trip 09 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 10, 2017

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 07 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 8, 2017

Mothers and calves are taking over from the mating groups and we're loving it....

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Daily Trip 07 October 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 17 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 17, 2017

Both trips got lucky today, spotting 2 different species of whale and a few other members of the Marine Big 5…

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Daily Trip 17 September 2017

Daily Trip 18 August 2017

Posted by Jax on August 19, 2017

For the first time in over a month, we were able to spot the Marine Big 5 our waters, which was a really welcome surprise...

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Daily Trip 18 August 2017

Daily Trip 04 August 2017

Posted by Jax on August 4, 2017

We had quite a few Southern Rights out and about today, and they were definitely in the mood to play....

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Daily Trip 04 August 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 04 July 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on July 4, 2017

What a day, we couldn’t ask for more species...

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Daily Trip 04 July 2017

Daily Trip 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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Daily Trip 30 May 2017

Daily Trip 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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Daily Trip 19 May 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

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

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

15 January 2017 | Marine Big 5 Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on January 15, 2017

While cruising along the shallows we spotted a Cape Fur seal, who coughed himself a meal...

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15 January 2017 | Marine Big 5 Gansbaai

08 January 2017 | Marine Safari

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on January 8, 2017

It was a perfect day to spend some time out at sea...

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08 January 2017 | Marine Safari

05 January 2017 | Dyer Island Cruises

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on January 5, 2017

After two no sea days due to bad sea conditions it was amazing to be back out on our vessel ‘Dream Catcher’...

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05 January 2017 | Dyer Island Cruises

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

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

12 November 2016 | Whale Watch Tours

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 12, 2016

After spending two days back on land due to bad weather we were once blessed again to find some whales...

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12 November 2016 | Whale Watch Tours

06 November 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 6, 2016

Today was the perfect weather to be out at sea...

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06 November 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

01 November 2016 | Whale Watching

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 1, 2016

Due to low tide we launched once again from the Gansbaai harbour...

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01 November 2016 | Whale Watching

27 October 2016 | Marine Big 5 Safari

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on October 27, 2016

Today was overcast but it didn't affect our sisghtinga at all...

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27 October 2016 | Marine Big 5 Safari

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

17 October 2016 | Whale Tours South Africa

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on October 18, 2016

It was another great day in the bay although the wind was picking up during the day...

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17 October 2016 | Whale Tours South Africa

23 September 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on September 24, 2016

What another beautiful day out at sea...

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23 September 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

21 June 2016

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on June 21, 2016

Another day where we spotted all Marine Big5!

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21 June 2016

08 June 2016

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on June 8, 2016

We truly had an amazing day out at sea, with the Marine Big 5 and more...

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08 June 2016

13 May 2016

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on May 13, 2016

Perfect day again, to be out on the water...

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13 May 2016

3 May 2016

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on May 3, 2016

Another stunning day out at sea...

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3 May 2016

20 April 2016

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on April 20, 2016

It was a perfect day to be on the sea and I was excited to join the eco boat again...

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20 April 2016

15 April 2016

Posted by Jax on April 15, 2016

Seal predation, Sunfish and Sooty Shearwaters...

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15 April 2016

14 April 2016

Posted by Jax on April 14, 2016

A beautiful day filled with 4 of the Marine Big 5….

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14 April 2016

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