Guide Summary and Photographs
We had another day with some southerly wind and lots of sunshine.
After launching from Kleinbaai harbour this morning we slowly made our way towards Pearly Beach to find some Southern Right whales. We found exactly what we were looking for. First we stopped with a mother and her calf but continued further into the bay where we were lucky to encounter brindle calf. We haven’t seen many brindle calves this year so we were very pleased and excited about this encounter. This calf was quite playful and even breached several times. On our way to the island we stopped for a penguin and found a dead pufferfish floating close to two kelp gulls.
The second tour of the day was an exclusive whale watching tour. We encountered two mother’s and a their calves on this trip. They were slowly traveling alongside our vessel, Dream Catcher and coming even a little closer to have a look before they separated and went their own ways.
The third trip started off with two Humpback dolphins sightings in the Uilenkraalsmond area. This mother and her youngster were busy catching some fish and leaping out of the water. Driving towards Pearly Beach we found a mother and her calf traveling south quite quickly so we continued to another pair in the bay. The Southern Right whales we found were really relaxed around us and approached us closer for some investigation of their own. What a treat to see these giants so close.
All our trips for the day ended with a visit to Shark Alley to see the Cape Fur seals and a closer look at Dyer Island.
It’s been another day we definitely cherish.
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