Breaching Humpback Dolphin and 4 of the Marine Big 5, January 8th 2020

Written by Dickie Chivell, January 8 2020

Breaching Humpback Dolphin and 4 of the Marine Big 5, January 8th 2020

The morning started off foggy but it soon cleared up through the hot morning sun. Just in time, to see some Humpback dolphins breaching at the back of some breaking waves. There was a bit of swell still coming through, so we couldn’t get too close, but still enjoyed some amazing sightings of this considered shy dolphin species having fun and doing some aerial antics! There were some large copper sharks around today, treating us with some excellent close encounters.

A lot more Giant Petrel are coming in from the Prince Edwards Island, which is about 1200 km away. It’s so amazing to think that every year they fly this distance to our Island, because it is pupping season of our Cape Fur seals. Nature will never stop to amaze us!

Thanks everyone for joining us on this exhilarating marine adventure  with four of the Marine Big 5.

……a truly special sighting: a breaching Humpback dolphin

The Humpback dolphins were very playful today

Hi there!

African Penguins and Cape Cormorants resting on Dyer Island

Can you spot the two penguins who popped by on Geyser rock?

Southern Giant Petrel

Did you know that Giant Petrels hava a wing span of up to 2.1 metres?

We also came across Dyer Island Trust’s dedicated research vessel.  LWAZI is  Xosa and means knowledge.

Our Coppers sharks shimmering in the water


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Dickie Chivell Skipper

While Dickie is world-famous for his numerous appearances on Shark Week, he's better known locally as one of Dyer Island Cruises most knowledgeable skippers.

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