Amazing sea sightings, 16 September 2019

The day started with a breaching whale and ended with a very playful one...

Written by September 16 2019

Amazing sea sightings, 16 September 2019

There are few words that describe the exhilaration we felt after today’s tours out on the water. We had 3 mother and juvenile pairs of Southern right whales close to our harbour in Kleinbaai, so we had some really fantastic encounters with them, as well as the other marine species in the Dyer Island ecosystem. We encountered these whales, bronze whaler sharks, African penguins and Cape fur seals on all 3 trips today. Each trip was quite different, with very lucky sightings on each one. On the first trip we got to see one of the juvenile Southern right whales breaching multiple times. On the second trip we saw a Bronze whaler shark leaping out of the water. On the third trip we were very lucky to have a very playful and curious boat hanging around our boat. This young whale was playing with seaweed, rolling around while flexing its body and even coming with its head up and mouth open. We could gaze right into the mouth of this whale and see its pink tongue. All our passengers and crew aboard today felt very lucky to have such once in a lifetime experiences.

Photos from today

Southern right whale breaching

Southern right whale breaching

Curious Southern right whale approaching

Curious juvenile Southern right whale

Juvenile Southern right whale rolling over

Juvenile Southern right whale waiving its flipper

Southern right whale head

Looking into the mouth of a Southern right whale

Adult and juvenile Southern right whale

Another look at the head of the juvenile whale

Southern right whale watching

Playful cape fur seals

A small cape fur seal pup on the beach

Cape cormorants flying over Dyer Island

Cage diving with Bronze whaler sharks

African penguins on Dyer Island

African penguins in the water

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