24 March 2017

The magic started early with the first sighting just outside the harbour...

Written by Jax, March 24 2017

24 March 2017

Guide Summary and Photographs

We could not have asked for a better start to our trip when one of our shy Brydes Whales popped up just 1o minutes after we left the harbour on a somewhat chilly morning. It was a a nice day out with very little wind and just enough swell to make a fun ride of the trip. These whales have an average length of around 14m and this one gave us a pretty nice view, coming up a couple of times before going on his way.

Our stop at Slashfin, our sister companies shark cage diving vessel, was an exciting one when a great white leaped out of the water, exposing half of it’s prehistoric body to us before returning to the depths.

The African Penguins were a little tricky to spot between the Cape Cormorants on Dyer island today as they just blend in so well with their environment. We had a couple on the rocks between the black birds  and days like today make us very thankful for our African Penguin and Sea Bird Sanctuary where one is able to see some of these wild birds up close whilst enjoying a piping hot cup of coffee.

The Cape Fur Seals were doing as seals generally do, lounging and frolicking and carrying on with their day to day lives. All of this provided us with ample entertainment as every actively seems to include a degree of clumsiness.

An oceanic vulture was our last sighting of the trip and this came in the form of a Giant Petrel. These large scavenging birds have an impressive wingspan and are always an awesome sight.

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