20 April 2016

It was a perfect day to be on the sea and I was excited to join the eco boat again...

Written by Sandra Hoerbst, April 20 2016

20 April 2016

Guide Summary and Photographs

It was a perfect day to be on the sea and I was excited to join the eco boat again. The first trip for today was on our vessel Whale Whisperer. We launched just before lunch time from the Kleinbaai harbour. Slowly heading towards Uilenkraalsmond we were greeted by four Indian-Ocean Humpback dolphins. It was two cow calf pairs, they were a little bit shy as soon as we tried to approach them. So we left them alone after couple of minutes as we do respect our animals. After seeing the dolphins we were heading towards our sister company Marine Dynamics, where we got to see great shark activity. The sharks name we saw is ‘Dolphin Fin’ one of the sharks they have seen around Slashfin lately. Before having a look what the sharks feed one we stopped close to Dyer Island to see the African penguins. Then we were cruising straight into the world famous Shark Alley, where we finally saw all the Cape Fur seal.

Our second trip for today was on our vessel Dream Catcher. This was a special trip for the crew and clients as we were privileged to watch a penguin release. After leaving the harbour we went straight towards Dyer Island, where we released six adult African penguins. They have been in the African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary for a few weeks on rehabilitation. Now all of them are strong enough to get released back into the wild. Afterwards we were heading into Shark Alley to see the Cape Fur seals in t water and laying on Geyser Rock. But first we got distracted by some Giant Petrel. On our way home we did cruise along our beautiful coast line and spotted some more Humpback dolphins close to Uilenkraalsmond. It was an amazing day out in the bay, we could not have asked for any better.

















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