What did our guests think?

“Fantastic trip and very helpful/knowledgeable crew! The heavy rain made me feel right at home.” – Chris

“Very nice experience despite the weather. We have seen a lot of things.” – Phillipe & Sophie


Guide Summary and Photographs

Our intrepid whale watchers today braved a very wet day to go out and see our lovely Southern Right whales. This part of South Africa desperately needs the rain as they have been in a drought for a long time.

We found a Mother and calf Southern Right whale pair not far from the harbour and after watching them for a short time we moved to Slashfin where we briefly saw a Bronze Whaler shark. After this, we went over to our other whale watching bay in Pearly Beach and there we found a number of mother and calf pairs, one of which was quite active, rolling around and the calf lifted its head and tail out a few times.

At Geyser Rock we saw the incredible Cape Fur Seal colony, which includes a lot of big males right now. Due to the inclement weather there were a lot of seals sitting on the island. Then, in Sponge Bay we got to see a few of our moulting African Penguins, before returning to the Great White House for the warmth of our fires and some nice hot soup.








If you would like to get hold of your trip footage, please download the credit card authorization form here to complete and forward it through to bookings@whalewatchsa.com. Please be sure to mention the date and launching time with response. Our team will reply with a direct link to your video footage for download, please allow 72 hours to footage to be uploaded. Download link will be valid for 6 months.

For more Whale facts and updates, also “Like” our Dyer Island Cruises Facebook fan page. If you would like to review your trip online to help others choose the right whale watching company, please visit our TripAdvisor page and leave your Feedback.

Work with Dyer Island wildlife every day

Dyer Island Cruises offers a variety of opportunities for budding nature enthusiasts and students to volunteer and get involved with our work.

Volunteer today

Get this close
With Dyer Island Cruises

View Tours

Your choice makes a difference

When you go on a tour with Dyer Island Cruises, you are making an active contribution to wildlife research and conservation.


Where to find us
Near Hermanus, South Africa

Book your trip

I'm interested in booking a trip, what's next?

Book your trip online

By using our fast and secure online booking system, you can have your trip booked and confirmed instantly!

Book Online

Contact us

Get in touch via our online contact form and one of our team will be in touch to confirm your booking.

Get in touch

Socialise with us:

Client reviews:

Quick Enquiry:

Call now: +27 (0)82 801 8014 or +27(0)76 555 5520

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Message

Please retype the characters seen below: