Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 17 November 2023:
We left Kleinbaai Harbour today with some overcast but that did not change either our excitement or our successful sightings throughout the day! Cruising along the shoreline we were on the lookout for some whales. Some southern right whales showed up and we were able to spend some time with them and get some amazing views of these incredible species. One of our trips was even lucky enough to have spotted the endangered Indian Ocean humpback dolphin. Moving on we were able to get a glimpse of the beautiful Bronze Whaler sharks on most of our trips and of course, they were active as always. After a quick ride over to the island system, we stopped by the very entertaining Cape fur seals in Shark Alley and paid the endangered African Penguin a visit at Dyer Island. On one of our trips we even got to release a few African Penguins!
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What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark Southern Right Whale African Penguin Cape fur seal 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.