Daily Trip 31 July 2018

The Southern Rights are moving in...

Written by Jax, August 1 2018

Daily Trip 31 July 2018

Guide Summary and Photographs

We’re starting to see more and more Southern Right Whales frequenting our bays, and we could not be more thrilled. These baleen beauties seem to be settling in to their yearly mating rituals, where we see groups of these animals frolicking around.

The first tour of the day started off with two very relaxed adult Right Whales who were moving at a snail’s pace in front of Kleinbaai. These animals are generally slow moving which is just one of the reasons that they were hunted down to near extinction.

We spent a while with these magical creatures, watching as they surfaced and even getting to see a whale stick his head and tail out of the water simultaneously. We also had them approach the boat a couple of times which made for an awesome sighting. On this tour, we went on to see 3 other members of the Marine Big 5; African Penguins, Cape Fur Seals and even the iconic Great White Shark.

The second tour of the day began with a sighting of the African Penguins living on Dyer Island. We then cruised into Shark Alley where we spent some time watching our seal colony. Shortly after this, we made our way along The Clyde Reef System and towards Pearly Beach. We found a large mating group here and had an incredible sighting of these whales in shallow water. One of the highlights was when one of the whales opened his mouth and exposed his baleen. We don’t get to see them opening their mouths too often so this was a real delight.

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