Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 03 June 2022:
Our luck continued today after 6 days of bad weather! Not long after leaving the harbour, we were thrilled to come across our second Southern Right whale sighting of the season. We stayed with this whale for some time until we spotted more whale spouts in the distance. Upon getting closer we discovered a pair of Bryde’s whales whom we enjoyed for a period. We also spotted a large raft of African Penguins as we made our way to visit our shark cage diving boat, where we were able to see a Sevengill Cow shark and a beautiful Bronze Whaler shark around the boat. Moving on, we headed to Shark Alley to pay a visit to our Cape Fur seal colony on Geyser Rock and also take a closer look at Dyer Island. As we slowly made our way back to the harbour we were incredibly fortunate to discover numerous Bryde’s whales surrounding the boat! After moving on we were able to complete our Marine Big 5 adventure by spotting a small pod of the endangered Indian Ocean Humpback dolphins.
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What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark Southern Right 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.
Brydes Whale Bank Cormorant African Penguin Cape fur seal