‘Great to see the animals in their natural habitat. Crew were very knowledgeable and informative on each species’ – Auret group
Today’s whale watchers experienced calm seas, sunny skies and humpback whales.
On the first trip we completed a long search along the coast to look for Southern Right whales, but sadly we did not see any. However out in the deep water we found some Humpback whales, a group of two which we got some amazing sights of and another couple at a distance. The Humpback whales we see here are migrating past the coastline and so we are very lucky to see them as they slowly move past. We also got to see a Great White shark on this tour when we visited our sister boat Slashfin, along with a group of African penguins that were sitting on the water. On this tour we got to see one of our rarer visitors, a Giant petrel, a large, pelagic sea bird seen more in the Southern Ocean.
On the afternoon trip the seas remained calm and we headed again for the deeper water and found two Humpback whales, which presented themselves at first with a breach in the distance. These two whales came up very close to Dream Catcher, giving everyone a fright as they blew just off the stern. We also got to see African penguins on this trip, a pretty big group. While we didn’t see a Great White sharks on this trip, we got to see one of our rare dolphins here, an Indian Ocean Humpback dolphin.
As ever, the Cape Fur seals put on their usual display of inquisitiveness when we visited the colony at Geyser Rock on both tours, with lots of juvenile seals, curiously swimming around the boat.
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