Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 10 June 2023:
Another exciting day at sea filled with Humpback whales, Bronze Whaler sharks, Cape Fur seals, African penguins and even a lucky sighting of Indian Ocean Humpback dolphins. We launched from Kleinbaai harbour and almost instantly saw some penguins on the surface occasionally diving for the fish. We ventured a little bit farther out to find some whales and succeeded spotting some Humpback whales in the deeper waters. And of course, we didn’t skip on visiting the island system, where we enjoyed some incredible Cape Fur seals and African penguins on land. By our sister company’s vessel, Slashfin, we spotted some Bronze whalers.
What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark 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.
African Penguin Cape fur seal