What did our guests think?

“Experiencing this special ecosystem and watching sharks, seals, penguins and other birds on one trp is just great. Thank you very much!” -Micheal Reich
“Thank you for a nice trip and the friendly crew” – Hans & Christl

Guide Summary and Photographs

We set out on Whale Whisperer, our smaller eco-tour vessel, today due to a very low tide. It was really nice to be back on the water today after yesterday’s break and the sea couldn’t have been more beautiful. Although we did not find any dolphins in the shallows, we spotted a very large White Shark which quickly, despite relatively good visibility.

When we arrived at Slashfin, they had already finished up on the water and were packing up to head back to shore. This, however, did not affect our shark sightings as there was a small shark which stuck around the cage for a while which gave us ample opportunity to view it. This specific shark had beautiful markings and swam around our boat, curious about the vibrations coming from our engines. When this shark left the vicinity, a large Great White came from behind us, presumably also curious about our engines. This shark did not stay with us very long and after this, we head towards the island.

We spotted a lone African penguin on the way to the island, although a little shy, the penguin came up enough times for us to get a couple of snaps before it moved off. This sighting was unique in that we were able to view the penguin moving underneath the water through a swell. This was pretty cool to see and the visibility of the water only improved when we arrived in Shark Alley.

Here we watched the seals for a while, appreciating their awkward yet adorable ways before heading behind the island. Behind the island, we spotted thousands of Cape Cormorants in flight and stated to enjoy this sight for a couple of minutes.

Following this, we set off in the general direction of Danger Point before heading back to the harbour. We’re looking forward to heading out again tomorrow for another beautiful day on the sea.


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