18 November 2016 | Whale Tours South Africa

Today was definitely a spy-hopping day for the Southern Right whales...

Written by Sandra Hoerbst, November 18 2016

18 November 2016 | Whale Tours South Africa

Guide Summary and Photographs

Sunshine and a cold breeze is what greeted us out on the big blue today…

We have been super lucky again and found Southern Right whales in the Pearly Beach area. All the mother and calf pairs we encountered were super relaxed around us. Some of them approached our boat and other were spy-hopping several times. One of the mothers surprised us by opening her mouth so we could see her baleen plates, which hang down from their upper jaws acting as filter. Today was definitely a spy-hopping day for the Southern Right whales.

On both trips we also saw a Great White shark around ‘Slashfin’, the shark cage diving vessel from our sister company. On Geyser Rock we got to see more and more big males as well we spotted the first new born pups for this year.

20161118_dc_trip1_shoerbst_img_013

20161118_dc_trip1_shoerbst_img_048

20161118_dc_trip2_shoerbst_img_112

20161118_dc_trip2_shoerbst_img_041

20161118_dc_trip2_shoerbst_img_028

20161118_dc_trip2_shoerbst_img_099

20161118_dc_trip2_shoerbst_img_120

20161118_dc_trip2_shoerbst_img_060

20161118_dc_trip1_shoerbst_img_076

20161118_dc_trip1_shoerbst_img_058

20161118_dc_trip2_shoerbst_img_096

20161118_dc_trip1_shoerbst_img_064

20161118_dc_trip2_shoerbst_img_115

20161118_dc_trip1_shoerbst_img_109

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.

What do you think about this? Let us know:

Whale Watching in South Africa - Book Today!

We share news and blog articles from across our various wildlife tours and Marine Big 5 adventures. If you want to experience South Africa's incredible marine wildlife for yourself, don't hesitate to get in touch!

Book now or Call: +27(0)82 801 8014