Daily Trip 23 November 2017

Written by Sandra Hoerbst, November 23 2017

Daily Trip 23 November 2017

Guide Summary and Photographs

Our day started sunny with a light breeze from the west, which picked up during the day.

After a look, to find the reported dolphins, we continued our usual cruise along the coast to the cage diving boat. But before could reach them we spotted on both trips African penguins close to the natural estuary of Uilenkraalsmond. Only on the second trip we have been lucky to see a bronze whaler shark.

We continued our trip to Pearly Beach where we found the Southern Right whales. In total we counted 7 cow-calf pairs in this area. Some of them came closer to our boat others were playing around and showing their flukes a bit further off. We didn’t know where to look at, as we had a couple of whales around the boat. Sadly some females are quite skinny and almost on their migration back to their feeding grounds.

Before heading to Kleinbaai we passed the Cape Fur seal colony on Geyser Rock and had a closer look at Dyer Island.

On the first trip of the day we also had a special encounter with a sunfish, we don’t get to see on a daily basis. Besides that we’ve seen also a lot of jellyfish in the bay, the sunfishs favourite food.

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