17 March 2016

Cormorants in the mist...

Written by Jax, March 17 2016

17 March 2016

Guide Summary and Photographs

“Magical” is the first word that comes to mind when I think back on today’s trip. The sea was covered in a blanket of mist which made for a beautiful, yet ominous, sight as we made our way towards the harbour. Although overcast, the weather was pleasant and we set off on a relatively flat sea.

Our first sighting was of a group of African Penguins. This particular group was not boat shy which allowed for us to stay with them for quite a while. There were a couple of juvenile penguins in the group which is always nice to see. Shortly after this, we had the sighting of a lifetime. Thousands of Cape Cormorants, which appeared to come out of nowhere, began to make their way past our boat. We were left in awe by these little creatures as the numbers just kept coming. Between the sight of the cormorants against the mist and the sound of their beating wings, I’m not sure which one was more captivating.

After this, we found ourselves in the shallows amongst the shark cage diving vessels. We joined Slashfin for a couple of minutes and were delighted to see a large White Shark checking out the bait. The shark also seemed fascinated by our boat and swam right next to us!

Our visit to the seals was as entertaining as ever. With great visibility in Shark Alley, we were able to watch the seals glide under the water before springing through the air. It seemed as if they relished the attention, following the boat and becoming more boisterous with every movement.

“Magical” is the first word that comes to mind when I think back on today’s trip and it was an absolute pleasure to share it with our amazing guests.

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