Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 12 September 2023:
Once again we are so happy to venture on our marine adventures! After a few days stuck on land due to a storm coming through, we finally got out to sea. Luckily for us, the whales were eager to join us and show themselves. After a visit to Dyer Island to see the endangered African Penguin and a cruise through the famous Shark Alley we spotted the whales close by. The mother and her calf were very relaxed alongside the boat and just slowly swimming along the kelp patches off Dyer Island. On our way back we passed through the shallows and saw a few active bronze whaler sharks. The second trip of the day followed on in a similar fashion to the first, we made our first stop by the Islands enjoying views of the African penguins and Cape fur seals befoe turning our attention to finding some whales. Not far from the island we came across not one but two mother and calf pairs, relaxed and calm they slowly moved along together giving us a fantastic chance to observe them. To finish off this trip we made our way through the shallow, coastal waters of the bay, stopping for a glimpse of some Bronze whaler sharks around our sister company’s vessel. We started the first trip with some lovely Bronze Whalers by Slashfin and headed straight to the island to see some seals and penguins. As we were moving towards Pearly Beach we came across a mother-calf pair of Southern Right whales, who absolutely made our trip!
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