Eco Marine Safari, 05 December 2018

We had some bumpy moments out on the water today with a west wind and a bit of Atlantic ocean swell running in....

Written by Judith Scott, December 7 2018

Eco Marine Safari, 05 December 2018

Guide Summary.

We had some bumpy moments out on the water today with a west wind and a bit of Atlantic ocean swell running in, but this is all part of the adventure of watching whales here in the Cape of Storms! Our first trip of the day was very special where we got to go out with a group of local children, along with some local adults, to experience the wonderful ocean-life we have in the area. We got to see a nice group of African penguins, cape fur seals and also bronze whaler sharks.

On both trips two and three we went over to Pearly Beach to watch the southern right whales. We are into December now, but there are still a few whales around. We watched a number of mother and calf pairs in that bay, sometimes they were in quite shallow water, making for some adventure whale watching as the swells pushed through!

Trip three was particularly lucky when we briefly got to see a mother southern right whale breach a couple of times. It looked very much like she was breaching to tell her calf to come back to her as the little whale had swum quite a long way away from mother. They were reunited after she breached.

On both these tours we also got to see bronze whaler sharks over by Slashfin, our sister company’s boat. We also got to see African penguins, either in Sponge Bay or on the water, and of course the cape fur seals were still in their thousands over by geyser rock!

 

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Judith Scott Guide

Judith has joined Dyer Island Cruises as a guide for the last couple of whale seasons. Having worked with whales across the world, she has an incredible breadth of knowledge to share with our guests.

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