Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 18 July 2022:
Today we had three marvellous trips out at sea! We had a total of 7 Humpback Whales across our trips and a special Southern Right sighting on our final trip. We also spotted Mola Mola (Sunfish) on trips 1 and 2. On our first trip, we even came across a trio of the endangered Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins. Throughout all of our trips, we were blessed with some amazing seabird sightings such as Shy Albatross, Sub Antarctic Skuas, African Penguins and various species of Terns. At our island systems, we enjoyed our 60,000-strong Cape Fur seal colony and even spotted some endangered African Penguins on Dyer Island. At our shark cage diving vessel, Slashfin, we witnessed some beautiful Bronze Whaler shark action and even the iconic Great White shark. Not failing to mention the impressive Short-Tail Stingray we spotted on our final trip of the day!
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What species did we see today?
Humpback Whale Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin
Humpback dolphins are an endangered species, with small populations living very close to shore, typically in water less than 25m deep and an average home range of 120km. Their proximity to land makes these animals particularly vulnerable to human influence.
Cape fur seal African Penguin Southern Right Whale