Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 17 July 2022:
The early start was absolutely worth it, we had a perfect trip today. 5/5 of our Marine Big 5 spotted, with the backdrop of an impressive sunrise to kick start the day! Throughout our trip, we came across a total of 7 Humpback Whales, one of whom displayed some incredible lobtailing! While observing the whales we also got to enjoy a plethora of sea birds including White Chinned Petrels, Sub Antarctic Skuas, various Terns and even a Yellow-Nosed Albatross. We also paid a visit to Dyer Island and Geyser Rock where we could enjoy our 60,000-strong Cape Fur seal colony and even spot numerous endangered African Penguins getting ready for the day! Over by our shark cage diving vessel, Slashfin, we witnessed some beautiful Bronze Whaler shark action. While returning to the harbour we were able to tick off our fifth and final species of the trip when we were surprised by a trio of endangered Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins!
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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