A Marine Big 5 day, 24 August 2019

Whales, dolphins, penguins, sharks and seals

Written by August 24 2019

A Marine Big 5 day, 24 August 2019

Today was another stunning day and we could not think of a better way to spend it than out on the ocean. To add to the great conditions, we were lucky to spot the Marine Big 5 on both of our tours that operated today. This means that everyone that came aboard with us today encountered whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and sharks. Not only that, but everyone got some bonus sightings too. During the first tour the bonus sighting was a sunfish at the surface, and on the second trip we encountered a Bryde’s whale as well as the humpback whales that everyone got to enjoy throughout the day. The dolphins we found today were common dolphins, which is a beautiful species that is easy to recognize from a yellow coloured hourglass pattern on its side. There was plenty of bird activity too today, including a lot of albatross, petrels and shearwaters. The shark species encountered on the first trip was a great white shark and on the second tour two bronze whaler sharks. Each trip was a bit different, but we can confidently say that all our guests enjoyed their Marine Big 5 experience.

Photos from today

Common dolphins close-up

Common dolphins travelling

Common dolphins

Watching common dolphins

Humpback whale preparing to dive

Humpback whale tail

Antarctic tern resting on kelp, unfortunately with plastic

We picked up the plastic

A playful Cape fur seal

Cape fur seal posing Geyser rock

African penguins on Dyer Island

Bronze whaler shark

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