Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 07 May 2023:
Both our trips today witnessed some amazing Bryde’s whale action and these individuals were extremely calm around the boat! By our shark cage diving vessel, Slashfin, the Bronze Whaler sharks were active, as well as a Short-Tail stingray on trip two. The Cape Fur seals were as playful as ever in the world-famous Shark Alley and we even spotted some of the endangered African Penguins on Dyer Island. Our first trip of the day was also lucky enough to see a beautiful pod of Bottlenose dolphins whom we sent some time with!
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What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark Brydes Whale Bottlenose Dolphin
At present there are two recognized species of bottlenose dolphin, and in some cases, both species can be found in the same area. The two species are the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), and the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (T. aduncus). In addition, there is a great deal of variation in colouration, diet and behaviour. The difference between the common bottlenose and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin are subtle, but the common bottlenose dolphin generally larger and more robust with a slight darker colouration.
Cape fur seal African Penguin Cape Gannet Crowned Cormorant