Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 14 November 2022:
A beautiful start to the week as we headed out bright and early onto the water to seek out the Marine Big 5. All three of our trips today were lucky enough to encounter one of the Southern right whale mother-calf pairs that are still along the coastline. This pair was in the bay for the entire day and we were treated to some sensational views of them. The second trip of the day was also blessed to encounter a small pod of Humpback dolphins enjoying the sunshine and calm morning conditions in the bay. We spent some time at our sister company, Marine Dynamics, shark cage diving vessel viewing the Bronze whaler sharks and also around the island system with the ever-entertaining Cape fur seals of Geyser Rock and the endearing Dyer Island colony of African penguins. What a way to start the week!
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What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark Southern Right 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.
African Penguin Cape fur seal