Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 04 March 2022:
Today we had a fantastic trip seeing all of the Marine Big 5. Shortly after we launched from Kleinbaai harbour we spotted a raft of African Penguin. Next, we saw some bronze whaler sharks at the shark cage diving boats and three endangered humpback dolphins in the shallow waters close to the coast. Out in deeper waters of the bay, we saw some Giant Petrel and Bryde’s whale, which was super relaxed alongside our vessel Whale Whisperer. At the islands, we watched the playful Cape fur seals and spotted more of the endangered African Penguins.
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What species did we see today?
African Penguin Cape fur seal Bronze Whaler Shark Cape Cormorant Brydes Whale 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.