Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 02 January 2023:
Today marked our first trips of the new year with a mix of sightings for the day. All three of our trips followed a similar path that included a cruise through the coast before heading by the shark cage diving vessels and then out to the Island system. On the first and third trip were lucky to encounter the Endangered Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins along the coast with one individual seen on the first trip and three seen on the third trip. The second trip had a beautiful sighting of an Endangered African penguin in the water along with a sighting of a Bronze whaler shark.
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What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark 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.
African Penguin Cape Cormorant Cape fur seal