Daily Blog 06 January 2018

The day started off overcast and a little chilly but the sky cleared up soon and...

Written by Sandra Hoerbst, January 6 2018

Daily Blog 06 January 2018

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The day started off overcast and a little chilly but the sky cleared up soon and the sun was shining.

Our first trip today was an exclusive trip. Just outside the harbour we changed course and headed towards Danger Point where we made a quick stop to show our guest on board the Danger Point Lighthouse and learned about the Birkenhead drill. On our way to Dyer Island we suddenly made a stop as we spotted a fin sticking out of the water, as we had a closer look we saw that it was a blue shark. How lucky to see them in the area, it’s definitely something we don’t encounter every day!

The second trip started with a cruise along the coast to the shark cage diving boats, where we sighted a bronze whaler shark at Slashfin, our sister company’s vessel. Further along De Clyde and into deeper water, we tried our luck to find a Bryde’s whale, but it has been quite all day further out and close to shore.

On both trips we made stop in Shark Alley to see the Cape Fur seals. Their home, Geyser Rock, has been almost empty for two days, but that makes it easier for us to see all the small pups. Most of them were born just a few weeks ago and slowly they are gathering close to the water to cool down a bit. After a stop by Dyer Island to see the African penguins we headed back to Kleinbaai harbour to enjoy some lovely soup and bread.

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