Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 04 April 2023:
Today we had another stunning day at sea with little wind and a calm ocean. Along the coast, we spotted some Indian Ocean humpback dolphins before we stopped to see some Bronze whaler sharks. We were lucky and saw plenty of sharks by the shark cage diving boats passing the cage but also approaching our vessel for a closer look. Before heading to Dyer Island we also spotted some of the endangered African Penguins out at sea, but got to see more on the island itself. The seals were great to watch as usual, with plenty swimming around while others were just on land.
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What species did we see today?
African Penguin Bronze Whaler Shark Cape fur seal 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.