A Weird And Wonderful Day Out At Sea, 10 February 2019

We got to see a Great White Shark, African Penguins, Cape Fur Seals and lots of birds hanging out in the bay....

Written by Jax Bath, February 11 2019

A Weird And Wonderful Day Out At Sea, 10 February 2019

Guide Summary.

What an awesome few days we’ve been having, with great weather and some lovely sightings, it’s been an exciting time to head out to sea and today’s trip was no exception. We began our tour by hugging the coastline along, searching for some cetaceans in shallow water and enjoying a bit of swell as we moved over the reef systems of Joubert’s Dam. After doing some cruising, we found ourselves between the shark cage diving vessels, approaching one of the vessels to see if we could catch up with a Bronze Whaler. As we approached, we caught word of a great White Shark in the vicinity,  so we kept our eyes and ears peeled in the hopes of spotting one of nature’s most iconic creatures.

It seems as though lucky was on our side today, with this majestic beauty popping up over at our sister company, Marine Dynamics. we went over to have a squiz and saw the Great white as it popped up at one of the other vessels. We got some awesome views of this large, pristine shark. After watching in awe, we set out towards the island, travelling along our kelp forest.

As we travelled, we picked up a piece of the sea bamboo, explaining this fascinating plant and its importance to our eco system. We then made our way to Dyer Island, where some of our passengers were due to hop off. the passengers in question were two African Penguins, an adult and a juvenile who were returning home after being rehabilitated at our African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary. We said our last goodbyes, letting these little guys take a walk off the boat, heading into the cool Atlantic Ocean and back home.

After this happy ending, we went to visit some more African Penguins in Sponge Bay. We then finished off our tour with a lovely stop over at Geyser Rock. We watched as they got up to their usual tomfoolery before returning home.

Daily Snaps.

Smiles all around.

A Great White Shark at Slashfin.

An African Penguin leaving the house.

This little guy was checking out the view from the boulders.

Slip and slide.

A nap interrupted.

Puppies at one of their favourite pools.

Some Giant Petrels waiting for dead seal pups in Shark Alley.

Most of the Giant Petrels pictured here are Northern Giant Petrels, with red tips to the beaks.

African Black Oystercatchers on Geyser Rock.

More of our gorgeous pups.

A Cape Gannet who was most likely likeed by a pesky seal.

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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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