A Fantastic Sea Day, 04 August 2019

With a North Westerly wind blowing, we set out to sea...

Written by Jax Bath, August 6 2019

A Fantastic Sea Day, 04 August 2019

Guide Summary.

Today we enjoyed another day on the water, encountering different types of marine life throughout the day. For the first trip, we went straight out to deeper waters where we encountered several humpback whales. This species of whale has been coming past fairly regularly in their north-bound migration the last days, and we have been enjoying every single encounter with them. During the second trip, we also encountered Humpback whales, travelling very close to the coastline. First we counted three, but in the end there were with 4 individuals. We were very lucky to see a couple of tail throws from these whales, and one of them gave a very powerful and loud blow next to our boat. On both trips today we paid a visit to the Cape Fur seal colony on Geyser Rock. On the first trip we also encountered a Great White shark together with the shark cage diving boats, and on the third trip we went to see the African penguins in Sponge bay on Dyer Island. Every tour with us is very different, which adds to the excitement because we never know what we will encounter.


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Jax Bath Guide

Jax has been guiding for Dyer Island Cruises since 2015, quickly becoming famous for the excitable shouts coming from her direction every time we see incredible wildlife (which is often!).

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What species did we see today?

  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale

    One of the best-known whale species, they are renowned for their acrobatic behaviour and complex melodious song as well as extremely long flippers and are a special favourite of Dyer Island Cruises guests and crew alike.

    Humpback Whale

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