Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 10 December 2022:
We were greeted with an overcast sky and rain at the beginning of our trip this morning however even though perhaps the weather and conditions were not the best we had some lovely wildlife encounters, with four of the Marine Big 5 seen, including a small pod of the Endangered Indian Ocean Humpback dolphins, whilst a few of the pod stayed very shallow we had a beautiful of one of the adults that came very close to the boat. Once we had left the dolphins we joined our sister company, Marine Dynamics, to view the Bronze whaler sharks as they enjoyed some shark cage diving. We finished our morning with a visit to the island system, making close passes by the Cape fur seals on Geyser along with the African penguins on Dyer Island. A big thank you to all our guests that joined the Dyer Island Cruises team, we hope you enjoyed!
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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 fur seal