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south africa - 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 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 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 06 November 2017

Posted by Jax on November 8, 2017

We had four whale watching tours today in a South East wind...

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Daily Trip 06 November 2017

Daily Trip 04 November 2017

Posted by Jax on November 5, 2017

4 beautiful trips on a perfect summers day...

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Daily Trip 04 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 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 29 October 2017

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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 26 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 26, 2017

Whale watching on the Atlantic…the adventure of a lifetime…

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Daily Trip 26 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 24 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 24, 2017

Another no sea day has come and gone and it seems as though we will be on the water every day for the next while, which is great news for us....

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Daily Trip 24 October 2017

Daily Trip 22 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 23, 2017

A perfect sea day with perfect whales...

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Daily Trip 22 October 2017

Daily Trip 21 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 21, 2017

“There’s always the day when they come back” and today…they did!!

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Daily Trip 21 October 2017

Daily Trip 20 October 2017

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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 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 13 October 2017

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Sun, sea spray, waves and whales....

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Daily Trip 13 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 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 06 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 6, 2017

An epic day out on the water with the right whales to watch…

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Daily Trip 06 October 2017

Daily Trip 05 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 5, 2017

Many large whales in our small “little” bay…

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Daily Trip 05 October 2017

Daily Trip 29 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 29, 2017

Whale season is definitely at it’s peak with tons (excuse the pun) of Southern Right Whales gracing our shores at the moment....

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Daily Trip 29 September 2017

Daily Trip 20 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 20, 2017

Today’s trip was one filled with some salty sea spray and a few cool species...

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Daily Trip 20 September 2017

Daily Trip 19 September 2017

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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 16 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 16, 2017

Kleinbaai appears to be the bay to be in at the moment…

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Daily Trip 16 September 2017

Daily Trip 15 July 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on July 15, 2017

Once again we were heading straight to Danger Point...

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Daily Trip 15 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 07 July 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on July 7, 2017

great day with lots of marine life...

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Daily Trip 07 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 03 July 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on July 3, 2017

More whales today and great weather with a flat sea...

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Daily Trip 03 July 2017

Daily Trip 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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Daily Trip 21 June 2017

Daily Trip 05 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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Daily Trip 05 June 2017

Daily Trip 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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Daily Trip 28 May 2017

Daily 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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Daily Trip 21 May 2017

Daily Trip 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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Daily Trip 13 May 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

21 March 2017 | Pelagic Encounters

Posted by Anwynn Louw on March 22, 2017

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

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21 March 2017 | Pelagic Encounters

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

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

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

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

29 December 2016 | Marine Safari Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 29, 2016

It was a calm day in the morning...

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29 December 2016 | Marine Safari 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

10 December 2016 | Marine Big 5 Tours

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 10, 2016

Although a little breeze was bling we had a great day out at sea...

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10 December 2016 | Marine Big 5 Tours

09 December 2016| Boat Based Tours Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 9, 2016

Today we have been lucky to find two dolphin species in our bay...

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09 December 2016| Boat Based Tours Gansbaai

07 December 2016 | Boat Based Tours

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on December 7, 2016

What a picture perfect day to be out at sea...

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07 December 2016 | Boat Based Tours

30 November 2016 | Marine Big 5

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on November 30, 2016

On our two whale watching tours today we had perfect weather conditions but sadly the whales eluded us...

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30 November 2016 | Marine Big 5

23 November 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on November 23, 2016

On our two whale watching trips today, in beautiful calm seas, we saw Southern Right whale mothers with calves once again in the Pearly Beach area...

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23 November 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

21 November 2016 | Marine Big 5 Safari

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on November 21, 2016

On our three whale watching tours today we were successful in finding Southern Right whales...

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21 November 2016 | Marine Big 5 Safari

20 November 2016 | Whale Watch Tours

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on November 20, 2016

We got out on one whale watching tour today before the wind came up...

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20 November 2016 | Whale Watch Tours

19 November 2016 | Whale Watching

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We ran two whale watching tours today and continue to have amazing encounters with the small number of Southern Right whales left in Pearly Beach...

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19 November 2016 | Whale Watching

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

05 November 2016 | Marine Big 5 Safari

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on

We went out on three whale watching trips today in beautiful weather after two days of wind...

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05 November 2016 | Marine Big 5 Safari

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

31 October 2016 | Whale Tours South Africa

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on October 31, 2016

On our two whale watching tours today we had some swells to contend with...

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31 October 2016 | Whale Tours South Africa

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

26 October 2016 | Whale Watch Tours

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on October 27, 2016

Today we've been once lucky again and spotted some Southern Right whales...

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26 October 2016 | Whale Watch Tours

25 October 2016 | Whale Watching

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on October 25, 2016

Dream Catcher went out on four whale watching trips today in beautiful, sunny weather...

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25 October 2016 | Whale Watching

21 October 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on October 21, 2016

On our three whale watches today we had some slightly choppy seas, but Southern Right whales on every trip...

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21 October 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

20 October 2016 | Marine Big 5 Safari

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

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20 October 2016 | Marine Big 5 Safari

19 October 2016 | Whale Watch Tours

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on October 19, 2016

On our two whale watching tours today we had an awesome time with the Southern Right whales...

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19 October 2016 | Whale Watch Tours

18 October 2016 | Whale Watching

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on October 18, 2016

There was a bit of a breeze blowing today, but it didn't stop us getting out on two whale watching trips...

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18 October 2016 | Whale Watching

15 October 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on October 15, 2016

We ran two really successful whale watches today in nice, calm seas and saw a number of Southern Right whales on both trips...

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15 October 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

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

05 October 2016 | Whale Watch Tours

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on October 5, 2016

Once again sunny skies (mostly) and calm seas greeted us on our three whale watches today...

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05 October 2016 | Whale Watch Tours

02 October 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on October 2, 2016

Today's passengers braved a little wind out there, but were rewarded with an active mother and calf pair on both trips...

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02 October 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

01 October 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on October 1, 2016

Once again we had calm seas and sunny skies today and we got out on the water for three trips to see the whales, sharks and seals...

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01 October 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

6 August 2016 | Whale Watch Tours

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on August 7, 2016

The day started off with some Southern Right whales in Pearly Beach...

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6 August 2016 | Whale Watch Tours

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

Pelagic Birding Cruise | Pelagic Encounters

Posted by Anwynn Louw on May 4, 2016

Dyer Island Cruises now offers pelagic birding trips from Kleinbaai, Gansbaai to explore our diverse ecosystem formed by the continental shelf drop-off and the Agulhas Current.

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Pelagic Birding Cruise | Pelagic Encounters

The best day ever…featuring some Orca’s!

Posted by Jax on April 14, 2016

A once in a lifetime experience...

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The best day ever…featuring some Orca’s!

8 April 2016

Posted by Jax on April 9, 2016

We had another awesome day out there....

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8 April 2016

5 April 2016

Posted by Jax on April 5, 2016

What a stunning day out on the water....

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5 April 2016

24 March 2016

Posted by Jax on March 24, 2016

At the beginning of our trip, we were greeted with the sight of a...

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24 March 2016

Brand new whale watching vessel for Dyer Island Cruises

Posted by Anwynn Louw on September 6, 2015

A very special day for Dyer Island Cruises

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Brand new whale watching vessel for Dyer Island Cruises

21 September 2014

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on September 21, 2014

Today we had only one trip, but it was a really nice one...

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21 September 2014

13 September 2014

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on September 13, 2014

We had a lot of sunshine again today...

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13 September 2014

Brydes Whale

Posted by edna on July 31, 2012

Mysterious and often solitary, Bryde's whales frequent the Dyer Island area throughout the year, with most sightings occuring during the summer months.

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Brydes Whale

Community Projects

Posted by edna on June 3, 2012

Our local community is very important to us and a key part of what we do, which is why we operate projects which include sponsorship of the local football team.

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Community Projects

Whale and bird watching

Posted by edna on May 26, 2012

Giving you the best value for your money, we take you to South Africa's beautiful whales and birds, without disturbing their natural behaviour.

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Whale and bird watching

Cape Gannet

Posted by edna on May 21, 2012

Well documented for their aireal displays, experiences with with the famous Cape Gannet are always breath taking, and hold a special place in every photographers portfolio.

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Cape Gannet

Southern Right Whale

Posted by edna on

These gentle giants are one of the strongest draws for our visitors, as thousands come back every year to experience the majesty of the Southern Right Whale.

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Southern Right Whale

Great white shark

Posted by edna on May 20, 2012

Gracious, beautiful, misunderstood - three words used by guests of Dyer Island Cruises after witnessing South Africa's most infamous marine species: The Great White Shark.

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Great white shark

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