23 June 2016 – The Southern Rights are here!

First Southern Right whale for this season...

Written by Sandra Hoerbst, June 23 2016

23 June 2016 – The Southern Rights are here!

Guide Summary and Photographs

We truly had a whale of a time.

The day was a perfect flat sea day with clear blue skies all day long. Out of the harbour we cruised along the coast towards Uilenkraalsmond and made our usual stop at a shark cage diving vessels see a Great White shark or three. Just after we we started moving away from the cage diving vessel, we received a call from our research boat, which was anchored behind Geyser Rock, they said the spotted a Southern Right whale. We immediately headed in that direction and boy were we happy to see our first Southern Right Whales for this season. Furthermore we spotted a Humpback whale traveling by its self. Two different types of baleen whales on one trip, that’s awesome. We also passed our Cape Fur seal colony and spotted a African penguin on the way back to the harbour.

We are excited to share the good news and we are definitely looking forward to an amazing 2016 whale season!

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Join our state of the art vessel, Dream Catcher on an adventure to find the Marine Big 5 of the Dyer Island Nature Reserve. During the two hour trip, our crew sets out to spend time with the Southern Right whales and maybe spot a Bryde’s whale as well. After that we travel to Dyer Island to see the endangered African Penguin and pass by Geyser Rock to enjoy the playful Cape Fur seals in their masses. Dream Catcher will also pass by our sister company, Marine Dynamics’ vessel Slashfin, to view the iconic Great White Shark. With luck we might also spot one of three types of Dolphins in the bay (Bottlenose, Common and Humpback). While viewing these amazing sightings, the Marine Biologist on board will also educate everyone about the greater Dyer Island eco-system. Get spoiled with a warm bowl of soup while watching the footage, taken by our videographer on board, when you are back on land and relaxing in front of a cosy fire at The Great White House.

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