Daily Trip Update, 05 September 2019

We enjoyed a blustery morning with a calm Southern right whale, sharks, seals and a penguin

Written by September 5 2019

Daily Trip Update, 05 September 2019

Today was a breezy day, but we had the animals close to shore so we could enjoy some really great sightings of 4 species of our Marine Big 5. We started off with a visit to the shark cage diving area in the shallows, where we managed to see 3 bronze whaler sharks. Next we travelled towards Pearly beach and it didn’t take us long to spot a Southern right whale rolling around in the swell near the beach. This sub-adult whale was very calm, and at times curious as it turned towards our boat and brought its head high out of the water. We also saw this whale picking up some kelp on top of its head and back. In this whale area we spotted a darkly coloured juvenile African penguin sticking its little head out of the waves. Our final Big 5 animals were the Cape fur seals that reside on Geyser rock alongside Dyer Island.

Photos from the tour

Southern right whale raising its flipper

Southern right whale head above the water

Southern right whale with kelp

Southern right whale carrying kelp

Southern right whale watching

Watching a Southern right whale

Juvenile African penguin

African sacred ibis

Cape fur seals on Geyser rock

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