Guide Summary and Photographs
It’s a little cloudy over here in Kleinbaai, but that didn’t stop us from having 4 successful trips out on Dream Catcher today.
We’re enjoying our early morning launches, with our first trip of the day heading out at 8:00 this morning in search of some cetaceans. We cruised along the shallows, an area that seems to be a little quieter, whale wise, than in previous days before taking a stop at our sister company, Marine Dynamics. Here, although a little deep, we were able to see a Bronze Whaler Shark, with a few lucky clients spotting a Short Tailed Sting Ray below. After this, we head towards Pearly Beach in search of whales but, luckily, we found a mom calf pair just as we were heading towards The Clyde Reef System. We watched mom and baby move about for some time before stopping over by our Cape Fur Seal colony. The island was choc-o-block with these oceanic pups, who seem to have no concept of personal space as they lay right on top of one another. After this, we moved towards the harbour to pick up our next group of clients.
On our second tour we once again got to spend some quality time with a Southern Right whale mother and her calf in a similar area and they gave us some great looks as they very calmly travelled along. We also got to see a Bronze whaler shark and the seal colony, and on this tour we had a very special treat when we got to see one of our very rare Indian Ocean Humpback dolphins too.
On the third tour the guests were particularly lucky as the mother and calf pair we spent most of our time with at Pearly Beach were quite active, with lots of rolling around and just before we left the calf breached a few times very close to the boat. One of the breaches it even had its mouth slightly open! A very rare sight indeed. We also got to see an African penguin sitting on the water on this trip.
The last trip of the day again went over to Pearly Beach and we saw our wonderful Mum and calf Southern rights, along with the Cape Fur seals and a brave African penguin sitting on the rocks by the seals!
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