We had one nice tour out there today before the west wind picked up again. We still have quite a number of mother and calf pairs of southern right whales out there despite it being quite late in the season and we spent time with southern right whales in both our whale watching bays, Uilenkraalsmond and Pearly Beach. We had two pairs near us in Pearly Beach and got nice close looks at one mother and her calf as they swam by us. The calf even lifted its tail a little out of the water.
Not only did we watch the whales we also saw a juvenile African Penguin very close to the boat as it was very calm. Over by Slashfin we had great looks at a number of bronze whaler sharks that were active around the boat when we stopped by. The fourth member of the Marine Big 5 that we got to see were our incredible cape fur seals covering geyser rock, with so many adults and our little pups.
We also see other seabirds out there along with the penguins and passengers looking out for birds got to see some giant petrels, cape cormorants, terns and other cormorants on our beautiful bird island, Dyer Island.