What did our guests think?

“Awesome Experience! Loved it! Great service, education, sight seeing. Great to support a sustainable approach.”- Steff’s Birthday Party

“A must do & must sea!”- Vincent

“An amazing experience, Brilliant staff, boat and of course, Whale action!” – Lauren & Chris

 

Guide Summary and Photographs

Today was our last sea day for a while with a dreaded westerly wind coming in and creating white horses for us when we’d rather see whales. Luckily, the weather held out in the morning so we were able to have 2 early trips out on Dream Catcher.

Our first trip had an 8:00 launch onto a still sea, with us hugging the coastline until we got to the waters of Pearly beach. Our hopes became a reality out there when we spotted a few different collections of Southern Right Whales. We decided to go with the most active bunch around and were definitely not disappointed.

We had come across a particularly boisterous bunch with 2 eager males trying their luck. What entailed was a lot of flipper and fluke action, with the whales throwing themselves about at the surface of the water. With all of this action, the whales were also generating quite a bit of noise, with loud exhalations as the broke the surface of the water every now and then to come up for a breath.

This particular group were also big fans of the spy hop with the whales extending a third of their gigantic selves out the water to have a look about. The eyesight of these whales is likened to ours under the water, which is part of the reason why we always keep our engines on, to ensure that they are always aware of our whereabouts.

We took a stop at our seals after this where we watched them play around in the waters in front of Geyser Rock before making our way back to the harbour.

On the second trip of the day, we caught up with a mother and calf pair of Southern Right Whales in the shallows stuck with them for a bit. It was beautiful to watch these two move under the water together, exposing their giant tail flukes to us as they moved around the area. Seeing the tails through the water column is always spectacular as one is really given a sense of the size of the animals.

We also spend some quality time with the Cape Fur Seals in shark alley on the second trip before heading on home.

115A4202

20171014_DC_Trip2_KvanStraten_IMG_74

115A4061

20171014_DC_Trip2_KvanStraten_IMG_68

115A4156

115A4223

20171014_DC_Trip2_KvanStraten_IMG_80

20171014_DC_Trip2_KvanStraten_IMG_77

115A4121

20171014_DC_Trip2_KvanStraten_IMG_46

115A4064

115A4134

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

Volunteer
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

Conservation
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.

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:
captcha