We had another stunning day at sea with a lot of marine wildlife. In the morning we launched for the first tour at 10 o’clock and spotted a couple of African penguins just outside the harbour. Further down the coast we came across a single Indian Ocean humpback dolphin, that we spent some time with before making a stop at the shark cage diving boats. On our second tour we visited the cage diving boats before we managed to spot the dolphin in the shallows, and what an incredible encounter with the dolphin approaching our vessel and taking a few breaths close by. At Dyer Island were more penguins and seabirds we could get a look at before moving on to Geyser Rock. Although Geyser Rock is still fairly empty since a few days we saw plenty of seal pups. Behind the islands we managed to find a Bryde’s whale.
What species did we see today?
African Penguin Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin
Humpback dolphins are an endangered species, with small populations living very close to shore, typically in water less than 25m deep and an average home range of 120km. Their proximity to land makes these animals particularly vulnerable to human influence.
Cape Cormorant Bank Cormorant Brydes Whale Bronze Whaler Shark Cape fur seal