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marine big 5 - Dyer Island Cruises, near Hermanus and Cape Town

Daily Trip 19 July 2018

Posted by Jax on July 19, 2018

Today, between our two tours, we were able to see all 3 Baleen Whale species including a very curious Brydes Whale...

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Daily Trip 19 July 2018

Daily Trip 18 July 2018

Posted by Jax on July 18, 2018

An out of this world day on the ocean blue...

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Daily Trip 18 July 2018

Daily Trip 17 July 2018

Posted by Jax on July 17, 2018

We had an incredible day out at sea finding two very active groups of whales...

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Daily Trip 17 July 2018

Daily Trip 16 July 2018

Posted by Intern MDA on July 16, 2018

Southern Right Whales and beautiful skies...

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Daily Trip 16 July 2018

Daily Trip 15 July 2018

Posted by Intern MDA on

A busy day with 3 trips and plenty of awesome animals!!!

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Daily Trip 15 July 2018

Daily Trip 14 July 2018

Posted by Intern MDA on July 14, 2018

After a couple of days not going to sea, we were all eager to return to the water...

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Daily Trip 14 July 2018

Daily Trip 11 July 2018

Posted by Intern MDA on July 12, 2018

Southern Right Whales and Humpbacks, what a treat!

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Daily Trip 11 July 2018

Daily Trip 10 July 2018

Posted by Intern MDA on July 10, 2018

Too many breaches to count!!!

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Daily Trip 10 July 2018

Daily Trip 30 June 2018

Posted by Jax on June 30, 2018

We got to see some weird and wonderful creatures out on today's tour...

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Daily Trip 30 June 2018

Daily Trip 29 June 2018

Posted by Jax on June 29, 2018

We had a fantastic trip out on Dream Catcher, spotting the Marine Big 5 and more...

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Daily Trip 29 June 2018

Daily Trip 28 June 2018

Posted by Jax on June 28, 2018

A breaching Humpback Whale and a host of pelagic bird species? Today was definitely tough to beat!

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Daily Trip 28 June 2018

Daily Trip 26 June 2018

Posted by Jax on June 26, 2018

On our tour today, we managed to see 2 different species of whale, thousands of seals and a Great White Shark...

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Daily Trip 26 June 2018

Daily Trip 25 June 2018

Posted by Jax on June 25, 2018

We have had yet another out of this world encounter with a whale calf, this time, we had the pleasure of meeting a brand new Humpback baby...

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Daily Trip 25 June 2018

Daily Trip 21 June 2018

Posted by Jax on June 21, 2018

An extraordinary day on sea with filled with Humpback whales and fascinating dolphin dynamics...

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Daily Trip 21 June 2018

Daily Trip 20 June 2018

Posted by Jax on June 20, 2018

After a day off sea we were eager to return to the water to see what the day had in store for us...

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Daily Trip 20 June 2018

Daily Trip 17 June 2018

Posted by Jax on June 17, 2018

What better way to start your day than time with 2 different species of whale....

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Daily Trip 17 June 2018

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 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 Trip 19 May 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on May 21, 2018

Some amazing sightings in awesome conditions...

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Daily Trip 19 May 2018

Daily Trip 10 April 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on April 10, 2018

I'll have the same again please... 300 common dolphins...

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Daily Trip 10 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 18 March 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on March 18, 2018

Whales, Whales, Whales!

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Daily Trip 18 March 2018

Daily Trip 14 March 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on March 14, 2018

A picturesque day on Whale Whisperer as we headed out on our Marine Big 5 adventure...

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Daily Trip 14 March 2018

Daily Trip 07 March 2018

Posted by Will Gilmore on March 7, 2018

SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALES! AGAIN!

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Daily Trip 07 March 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 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 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 24 January 2018

Posted by Jax on January 24, 2018

A Blue Shark in the Deep Blue...

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Daily Trip 24 January 2018

Daily Trip 23 January 2018

Posted by Jax on January 23, 2018

We had a lot of fun in shark alley today with incredible visibility and a brave little seal...

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Daily Trip 23 January 2018

Daily Trip 22 January 2018

Posted by Jax on January 22, 2018

A Bronze Whaler and a beautiful sea day...

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Daily Trip 22 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 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 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 03 December 2017

Posted by Jax on December 3, 2017

At long last, the return of the White Shark to Dream Catcher trips....and some epic whale tail action.

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Daily Trip 03 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 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 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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Daily Trip 16 May 2016

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

26 March 2017

Posted by Jax on March 27, 2017

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

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26 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17 December 2016 | Marine Big 5 Tours Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 17, 2016

Marine Big 5...

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17 December 2016 | Marine Big 5 Tours Gansbaai

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

17 November 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on November 17, 2016

We went out on two whale watches today and what an unbelievable day it was...

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17 November 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

02 November 2016 | Whale Watch Tours

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on November 2, 2016

We are very happy to say that we ran three very successful trips today as we found some Southern Right whales again on every trip...

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02 November 2016 | Whale Watch Tours

30 October 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on October 30, 2016

On our three whale watching tours today we had nice weather but mixed sightings...

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30 October 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

10 October 2016 | Whale Watching

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on October 10, 2016

We had fantastic sightings today, with all the Marine Big 5...

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10 October 2016 | Whale Watching

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

15 September 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on September 15, 2016

We had beautiful, calm seas when we headed out on our morning whale watch today...

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15 September 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

14 September 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on September 14, 2016

We went out on two great whale watch trips today...

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14 September 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

7 September 2016 | Marine Big 5

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on September 8, 2016

It was a sunny day all day long...

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7 September 2016 | Marine Big 5

31 August 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on September 2, 2016

We had an early trip this morning as later one the north-westerly wind was about to pick up...

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31 August 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

29 August 2016 | Marine Big 5

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on August 29, 2016

Today was a perfect day to be out at sea and look for some whales...

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29 August 2016 | Marine Big 5

13 August 2016 | Marine Big 5 Safari

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on August 13, 2016

Amazing experience out at sea...

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13 August 2016 | Marine Big 5 Safari

7 August 2016 | Marine Big 5 Safari

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on August 7, 2016

We definitely had a lovely Sunday out at sea...

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7 August 2016 | Marine Big 5 Safari

8 March 2016

Posted by Jax on March 8, 2016

Another day filled with some awesome and unusual sightings!

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8 March 2016

25 February 2016

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on February 25, 2016

Beautiful day and amazing sightings...

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25 February 2016

Eco & Marine Big 5 Tours

Posted by Anwynn Louw on November 20, 2015

An early finish to our 2015 whale season

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Eco & Marine Big 5 Tours

7 October 2014

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on October 7, 2014

What a nice surprise after leaving the Gansbaai harbour this morning...

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7 October 2014

24 June 2014

Posted by Marine Volunteer on June 25, 2014

Seems like whale season is starting early this year, because we saw four Southern Right whales today!

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24 June 2014

INFOGRAPHIC – Introducing the Marine Big 5

Posted by Sanchia Chivell on November 21, 2013

We are so happy to see that our favourite South African attraction the Marine Big 5 are starting to get the recognition they deserve.

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INFOGRAPHIC – Introducing the Marine Big 5

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