Daily Trip Update, 5 December 2019

Written by December 6 2019

Daily Trip Update, 5 December 2019

A beautiful day to be out at sea! After a few days of not being able to be on the ocean, we were glad to be out once again. We were fortunate to have encountered 4 of our marine big 5 animals today including our endangered Humpback Dolphin on the first trip. We were fortunate enough to have caught sightings of two groups near the shoreline including one with a few young dolphins too! Our Bronze Whaler Sharks were active around the shark cage diving vessels, while the Cape Fur Seals also took to the water, taking advantage of the beautiful weather. We spotted a few African Penguins scattered between some Cape Cormorants on Dyer Island, basking in the sunshine. We all had a great day of sightings and of course the sunshine is always a welcome addition to the day.

We had such a beautiful view of our Endangered Humpback Dolphins

We got a sight of two different groups that were hanging around

The Humpback Dolphin has a fat deposit just under its dorsal fin

A show of the face

A look at our beautiful Bronze Whaler Shark

A beautiful look at the Bronze Whaler

We also spotted a huge flock of Cape Cormorants aggregating together

Getting that sunshine in

Our young guests enjoying the seals

Cape Fur Seals Basking in the sun

Can you spot the newborn baby?

This looks like a comfortable place to nap


Sometimes we need to give the pups a fighting chance, this one strayed too far away from land so we let him go a bit closer to the Island

Today was tricky to pot the African Penguins with all the Cormorants around

Can you spot the Penguins between them?

Lucky to see a raft of penguins at sea

A young African Penguin swimming about


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