Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 09 December 2022:
We had a beautiful calm morning with some wind picking up throughout the tour. Just after we left Kleinbaai harbour we spotted three penguins in the water, two juveniles, and one adult. Further along the coast, we encountered one of the endangered humpback dolphins that can be seen in the bay. At the shark cage diving boats we had some good looks at the bronze whaler sharks and afterward continued into the deeper waters. In the deep, we saw a few Giant Petrel and some Cape Cormorants traveling past. Arrived at Geyser Rock we observed the Cape Fur seals and had a closer look at the seal pups that can be seen all over their colony. Our last stop was at Dyer Island before we returned to Kleinbaai harbour.
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What species did we see today?
Cape fur seal Bronze Whaler Shark 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.