Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 11 June 2022:
Both trips today saw some magnificent sightings! On our first trip of the day, we were lucky to enjoy the entire Marine Big 5 including; Bottlenose Dolphins, a Bryde’s Whale and numerous Mola Mola (Sunfish). Our second trip was also incredibly lucky with some brilliant sightings. All that was missing was dolphins however, we more than made up for this by spotting two different whale species in the bay! After exercising a little bit of patience while searching for whales we were rewarded with both Humpback and Southern Right Whales. Both trips got to experience our ever-playful Cape Fur seals on Geyser Rock and spot some African Penguins on Dyer Island. All in all, a fantastic day at sea for the Dyer Island Cruises team and all our guests aboard Whale Whisperer.
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What species did we see today?
Brydes Whale Bottlenose Dolphin
At present there are two recognized species of bottlenose dolphin, and in some cases, both species can be found in the same area. The two species are the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), and the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (T. aduncus). In addition, there is a great deal of variation in colouration, diet and behaviour. The difference between the common bottlenose and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin are subtle, but the common bottlenose dolphin generally larger and more robust with a slight darker colouration.
Bronze Whaler Shark African Penguin Cape fur seal Humpback Whale Southern Right Whale