Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 04 December 2022:
A bright and beautiful day on the sea we launched onto the bay with the sun shining and some nice sea conditions. Only moments after launching we were lucky enough to encounter a small group of three Indian Ocean Humpback dolphins, two individuals are known to the team, an adult female and her juvenile young. We enjoyed views of these three dolphins for some time as they frolicked in the shallow section of the bay before heading a little further along the coastline to visit our sister company, Marine Dynamics which was busy with shark cage diving. Marine Dynamics was having a very successful trip and we were able to join in the viewing of the Bronze whaler sharks as they came to the surface. We rounded out our trip with a visit to the deeper waters surrounding the bay in the hopes we might encounter some whales unfortunately, there were no whales to be seen but we did enjoy some up-close views of the Cape fur seal colony on Geyser Rock and the African penguins of Dyer Island before making our way back to land.
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What species did we see today?
African Penguin Bronze Whaler Shark Cape Cormorant 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.