Daily Trip 29 May 2017

Due to low tide we launched once again from the little fishing village Gansbaai...

Written by Sandra Hoerbst, May 29 2017

Daily Trip 29 May 2017

Guide Summary and Photographs

Due to low tide we launched once again from the little fishing village Gansbaai. While heading around Danger Point we managed to see a few different seabirds. Some Cape gannet and shearwaters as well. We slowly continued our tour towards the Dyer Island Nature Reserve and were lucky to spot a spout of a whale. As we stopped the Bryde’s whale came up again and was traveling close to our vessel. It’s always a great treat to see them so relaxed as they usually a bit more shy. We watched the whale surfacing a couple of times before we had to continue.

While cruising slowly through Shark Alley we watched some of the Cape Fur seals playing in the water others were having a good time lying on land sun bathing. We also had a closer look AT Dyer Island itself and all the seabirds living on the 20 hectare island. It was especially easy to spot the Cape cormorants. On our drive around, we managed to spot seven adult penguins in the water. They did stick their little heads out a few times to have a look at our vessel before they moved off. Our last stop was at the shark cage diving boats in ‘the shallows’ where we got to see the shadow of a shark moving behind our boat.

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