24 April 2016

We were very glad to be back on the boat after a couple of no sea days...

Written by Jax, April 24 2016

24 April 2016

Guide Summary and Photographs

We were very glad to be back on the boat after a couple of no sea days.  The swell was not too bad today, which was awesome considering that yesterday we had 7 meter swells due to a cold front moving across the country.

These rough seas have uprooted some of the Bull Kelp which has resulted in large rafts of kelp floating around in the bay. We only discovered this after we had been alerted to a supposed “dead whale” in the bay. This turned out to be just another raft of kelp which left us slightly disappointed, so we kept moving and made our way to the shark boats.

Here, we managed to see two beautiful Great White Sharks. One shark was very curious about our boat and circled us a couple of times, almost looking us in the eyes as it passed. This was absolutely amazing to see and we enjoyed this experience thoroughly. We also saw both sharks go for the bait and the decoy which is always cool to see.

Our next sightings were of a very large sunfish which stayed with us for a couple of moments before diving down. We also saw a couple of penguins in the water on the way to the island, complemented by some Cape Gannets diving and a Sub Antarctic Skua sitting on the water.

The seals were cute and goofy, as always and the island is looking pretty full at the moment. After this, the wind picked up and we made our way back towards the harbour.

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