An Eco Adventure To Remember, 01 March 2019

4 of the Marine Big 5 and so so much more...

Written by Jax Bath, March 2 2019

An Eco Adventure To Remember, 01 March 2019

Guide Summary.

We could not have asked for more on our eco safari today, with incredible creatures ranging from the world’s largest bony fish, to the Brydes Whale. We were very lucky with our sightings, getting great views of all of our animals and even taking the time to have a look at the smaller creatures that are all too often missed. We started our tour with a b-line to Slashfin to ensure that we could catch up with some sharks before their boat head in. this call paid off, with us getting some excellent views of our Copper Sharks before traversing shallow water.

Although we went looking for dolphins, what we got to see was even more enthralling when we came across an Ocean Sunfish trying to catch some lunch. We got to watch this strange looking animal, motor along, engulfing a Jellyfish right in front of us! This was a great addition to our tour, as we don’t often get to sight a kill when we’re out at sea.

We went on to see an amazing Brydes whale close to Pearly Beach, with the animal coming up super nice and close to the boat as we tracked the footprints and her movements under the surface. He was no doubt taking advantage of the fish that seem to be moving through the area, and we were thrilled to have her about. We also had an awesome time cruising through Shark Alley, hanging out with our Cape Fur Seal colony.

Last but not least, we were joined by a variety of bird species out there, with our first Sub Antarctic Skua of the season, tons of Cape gannets, some Giant Petrels and last but not least, our African Penguins.

Daily Snaps.

We’re ecstatic to be seeing these Baleen Beauties again.

Brydes Whales are an incredibly streamline and beautiful whale.

The Brydes Whale travelling towards Pearly Beach.

A flock of Cape Cormorants sitting on the water.

Happy faces after an excellent tour.

A Copper Shark enjoying the warmer water.

A Beautiful Bronzie.

A little African Penguin in The Shallows.

A Box Jellyfish, which seem to be the favourite food for the Ocean Sunfish.

The Sunfish that caught himself some lunch right in front of our eyes.

To our joy, we had a host of Cape Gannets in the bay today.

A juvenile Cape Gannet.

A Night Light Jellyfish.

Dyer Island.

A Swift Tern heads out on a fishing expedition.

Some African Penguins on Dyer Island.

The ever picturesque Dyer Island.

A Northern Giant Petrel takes off.

A pinniped taking a swim.

A pinniped checking us out.

A Brydes Whale breaks the surface.

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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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