Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 19 November 2022:
We had another lucky day with whales and more. On both our trips we spotted southern right whales just of Uilenkraalsmond. It was the same mother that we encountered in Pearly Beach yesterday that was with two calves. They have been very relaxed alongside our boat so we could some good looks at these gentle giants. After a stop to see bronze whaler sharks we watched the Cape fur seals in Shark Alley and stopped closer to Dyer Island for some endangered African penguins. On our first tour we could also spot some humpback dolphins along the coast, they were busy hunting and then traveling into the surf.
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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