5 April 2016

What a stunning day out on the water....

Written by Jax, April 5 2016

5 April 2016

Guide Summary and Photographs

What a stunning day out on the water! We started off our trip with a beautiful Humpback Dolphin sighting. These beautiful creatures are supposedly quite shy but, with the behaviour that we’ve seen recently, I’m starting to believe otherwise.

The first dolphin approached the boat directly and came up within two metres of the boat! The dolphin stayed with us for a few minutes before moving off and joining the rest of the pod. Another two dolphins also came within close proximity of the boat and we were lucky enough to see one dolphin jump out of the water completely, very obviously relishing it’s time in the waves.

When we stopped at Slashfin, we were greeted with the sight of a large Great White Shark circling the bait. We’ve had some awesome shark sightings recently and today was no exception. We manages to see the shark go for the bait a couple of times which thrilled many of or younger clients. Shortly after this impressive sight, we head towards the island in search of the African Penguins.

There were several penguins on the island today and fortunately they were pretty easy to spot. This is not usually the case and it is hard to believe that Dyer Island was once covered in penguins.

Geyser Rock was noticeably empty today with all the seals out at sea. This included our Elephant seal, I really hope that this stunning animal is just fishing and that it will return to the island soon.

A Sub-Antarctic Skua joined us for the last leg of our journey, the perfect end to the perfect day.

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