Guide Summary and Photographs
Our trip began with two Subantarctic Skua’s who flew alongside our boat while we made our way towards the shallows. Here we were greeted by some regular visitors to be the bay; a pod of Humpback Dolphins. Our guests were treated to the sight of the dolphins frolicking in the swells while, in the distance, some cape gannets could be seen diving.
Upon arrival at our sister company’s vessel; Slashfin, we were very lucky to see a particularly large Great white Shark. The shark swam right next to our boat which allowed for us to fully appreciate just how big it was. After this we head to the island in search of some African Penguins.
The penguins were laying down today which made them a bit tricky to spot but, after a couple of minutes we managed to point out a couple of them to our eager guests. Following this we moved into Shark Alley were we spent a couple of moments with the seals. Although their smell is usually the first thing that people notice about them, it is the humorous social interaction between them which usually captures our attention. It is also amazing to see the contrast between the clumsy seal on land and their gymnastic tendencies in the water.
On the way back to the harbour, we spotted a shy Bryde’s whale which only surfaced twice before disappearing from view. Overall, a pretty awesome day out in the bay.
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