Guide Summary and Photographs
Another amazing day out on sea! Encountering the Marine Big 5 on our trip filled with waves and emotions. Within moments we encountered two Humpback Whales that kept sticking around the boat, completely stress free enjoying themselves while playing with kelp. During the sighting we were blessed with the appearance of several sea birds like the Shy Albatross, the Cape Cormorant, some juvenile Cape Gannets as well as African Penguins before even being around Dyer Island. Moving through the bay towards the island our vessel has been visited by a Subarctic Skua in hope for a snack. Cruising around Dyer Island we spotted a group of African Penguins moving along the shore. Entering Shark Alley afterwards we were being greeted by some curious and very playful Cape Fur Seals checking out our boat. Passing up and down the alley we could observe the 60.000 seal strong colony going about their daily lives of chilling out on the rocks and cooling of themselves with a nice little swim. On the way back to the harbour we stopped by the shark cage diving vessels in the hopes of seeing a Great White Sharks, which we did as it came really close to one of the cages. Further through the Shallows we encountered a pod of 5 Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins, the rarest dolphin on the South African coast. Arriving in the harbour our amazing ride ended with amazing memories on the Marine Big 5 that we got to see all in one trip!
Written by Yannick
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