Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 16 February 2022:
After the light rain from this morning cleared up, we were heading out to sea and started our tour off Danger Point. At the end of the peninsula, we saw some seabirds and a sunfish that was followed by another one on our way to Shark Alley. On and around Geyser Rock were plenty of Cape Fur seals, the pups are also getting now adventurous and start swimming more every day. We made two stops closer to Dyer Island to see the endangered African Penguins and other birds who call the island their home. Back at the coastline, we passed the shark cage diving oats to see some bronze whaler sharks and just before entering Kleinbaai harbour we had an amazing encounter with three humpback dolphins that are well known in the bay.
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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 fur seal Bronze Whaler Shark Cape Cormorant