Daily Trip 19 May 2017

We had another perfect autumn day out at sea with no wind and just a slight swell...

Written by Sandra Hoerbst, May 19 2017

Daily Trip 19 May 2017

Guide Summary and Photographs

We had another perfect autumn day out at sea with no wind and just a slight swell. We made our way along the coast towards Die Dam as known as ‘the shallows’. We slowed down the boat to pick up a piece of kelp, which was just floating there to have a closer look. While we were busy grabbing the algae, Kira our spotter, spotted a Humpback dolphin close by.

We slowly were cruising alongside the animal before we moved on towards Pearly Beach. Unfortunatly it was very quiet in the other bay so we took course into deeper water and then slowly towards Dyer Island. There we stopped closer to the island, trying to see some African penguins and other seabirds from this area. As we were going to leave sponge bay to see the Cape Fur seals, Kira spotted a Southern Right whale. What a great encounter, as it is still early for them to arrive in our waters. This sighting has been the fourth in our area this season already. We spend some time traveling alongside this gentle giant and then we did go to see the Cape Fur seals colony and the famous Shark Alley. As every day we spend some time observing these agile and playful marine mammals. On the way back we stopped once again at the cage diving vessels to see a shark but haven’t been lucky this time. Hope they still going to see some during their trip.

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