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southern right whale - 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 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 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 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 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 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

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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 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

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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 08 October 2017

Posted by Jax on October 9, 2017

We got to see some gorgeous sights out on the water today, which made braving the chilly weather worth it! All 3 trips were able to have fantastic encounters with the whales today, with each being completely unique...

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Daily Trip 08 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 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 30 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 30, 2017

We had 3 trips out on the water today, with our marine mammals outshining their fishy and feathered friends....

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Daily Trip 30 September 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 28 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 28, 2017

3 days after our last sea day, we head out with no idea what to expect...

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Daily Trip 28 September 2017

Daily Trip 24 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 25, 2017

Today, we celebrated our amazing natural heritage with some exciting Southern Right Whale encounters...

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Daily Trip 24 September 2017

Daily Trip 21 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 21, 2017

We would have charged our clients extra for the breaching action we experienced on Trip 2 but that would be a - breach - of contract...

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Daily Trip 21 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 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 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 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 15, 2017

After only 5 minutes at sea we stumbled across a couple of….

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Daily Trip 15 September 2017

Daily Trip 14 September 2017

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It was a 4 trip kind of day today with moody skies clearing to a patchy blue sky over a picture perfect ocean...

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Daily Trip 14 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 10 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 10, 2017

Another gorgeous day in the bay with the Right whales to watch and some other cool characters....

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Daily Trip 10 September 2017

Daily Trip 09 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 9, 2017

After having been land bound for 2 days, it was great to get back out there today with two trips, both of which had some gorgeous whales!

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Daily Trip 09 September 2017

Daily Trip 06 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 6, 2017

As per one of our awesome clients “Tons and Tons of whales”….

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Daily Trip 06 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

Daily Trip 03 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 3, 2017

Sunday, Fun day with some beautiful Southern Right Whales…

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Daily Trip 03 September 2017

Daily Trip 02 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 2, 2017

We had a weird and wonderful day at sea with a couple of really unusual happenings...

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Daily Trip 02 September 2017

Daily Trip 01 September 2017

Posted by Jax on September 1, 2017

Spring has sprung with a touch of Summer...the Humpback Dolphin!

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Daily Trip 01 September 2017

Daily Trip 31 August 2017

Posted by Jax on August 31, 2017

We may not enjoy a little bit of wind, but our birds and our whales seem to…

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Daily Trip 31 August 2017

Daily Trip 30 August 2017

Posted by Jax on August 30, 2017

Although the weather was a little moody today, we managed to have 2 superb trips with the first trip being lucky enough to see the entire Marine Big 5!

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Daily Trip 30 August 2017

Daily Trip 29 August 2017

Posted by Jax on August 29, 2017

This morning, our whale sightings were absolutely outstanding with the Southern Rights pulling out all of the stops to ensure memories that will last a lifetime...

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Daily Trip 29 August 2017

Daily Trip 28 August 2017

Posted by Jax on August 28, 2017

We had a spectacular time out on the ocean with a breaching brindle Southern Right Whale…

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Daily Trip 28 August 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

25 August 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on August 25, 2017

After a few days on land it was great for all of us to be back at sea...

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25 August 2017

Daily Trip 20 August 2017

Posted by Jax on August 21, 2017

4 of the Marine Big 5 for all of our trips!

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Daily Trip 20 August 2017

Daily Trip 19 August 2017

Posted by Jax on August 19, 2017

It was a gorgeous day to be out on the Atlantic...

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Daily Trip 19 August 2017

Daily Trip 18 August 2017

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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 17 August 2017

Posted by Jax on August 18, 2017

When you've seen 2 species of whale, a Great White Shark and some African Penguins, it's definitely been a great day on the water...

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Daily Trip 17 August 2017

Daily trip 14 August 2017

Posted by Jax on August 14, 2017

A not so blue Monday on a crystal clear ocean...

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Daily trip 14 August 2017

Daily Trip 13 August 2017

Posted by Jax on August 13, 2017

It was a busy Sunday out on the deep blue with 4 trips and some great Southern Right Whale sightings...

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Daily Trip 13 August 2017

Daily Trip 09 August 2017

Posted by Jax on August 9, 2017

What an incredible day out at sea….

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Daily Trip 09 August 2017

Daily Trip 08 August 2017

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We had quite a few interesting and unusual sights on our trips today....

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Daily Trip 08 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 06 August 2017

Posted by Jax on August 6, 2017

We saw Great White Sharks on our Whale Watching tours today...

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Daily Trip 06 August 2017

Daily Trip 05 August 2017

Posted by Jax on August 5, 2017

Today, we had an unexpected surprise when....

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Daily Trip 05 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 03 August 2017

Posted by Jax on August 3, 2017

After 2 no sea days, we got straight back into it with 3 wonderful trips

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Daily Trip 03 August 2017

Daily Trip 31 July 2017

Posted by Jax on July 31, 2017

It felt like summer on the sea today with the awesome addition of some Southern Right Whales...

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Daily Trip 31 July 2017

Daily Trip 29 July 2017

Posted by Jax on July 29, 2017

Our first Southern Right Whale calf for the season, a boisterous pod of dolphins and a Sun Fish or two make for a great day…

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Daily Trip 29 July 2017

Daily Trip 28 July 2017

Posted by Jax on July 28, 2017

It’s really starting to feel like Whale Season here with our sightings picking up wonderfully...

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Daily Trip 28 July 2017

Daily Trip 27 July 2017

Posted by Jax on July 27, 2017

An absolutely magical day....

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Daily Trip 27 July 2017

Daily Trip 22 July 2017

Posted by Jax on July 22, 2017

We had a whale of a time today with all three species popping up for us....

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Daily Trip 22 July 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 11 July 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on July 11, 2017

“Truly amazing” our clients said, we were once...

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Daily Trip 11 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 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 02 July 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on July 2, 2017

What an amazing day with four out of the Marine Big 5...

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Daily Trip 02 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 24 June 2017

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on June 24, 2017

After two no sea days the swells did calm down a lot as well as the wind...

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Daily Trip 24 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 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

Daily Trip 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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Daily Trip 14 May 2017

Daily Trip 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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Daily Trip 07 May 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

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

01 December 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on December 1, 2016

On our first Eco-tour of the season our passengers were unbelievably lucky as we spotted a Mother and calf Southern Right whale pair just out of the harbour!...

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01 December 2016 | Boat Based Whale Watching

25 November 2016 | Whale Tours South Africa

Posted by Dyer Island Cruises on November 25, 2016

On a calm, sunny and warm day here we enjoyed two different, but successful whale watching tours...

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25 November 2016 | Whale Tours South Africa

24 November 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

Posted by Sandra Hoerbst on November 24, 2016

Another day where we have been blessed to see some Southern Right whales...

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24 November 2016 | Whale Watching Gansbaai

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

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