Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 21 November 2022:
Today started rather gloomy with the sky covered in grey heavy clouds, but the sea was nice and calm, so we were very excited to start our wildlife adventure. As the day progressed, the sky cleared out and we were so lucky to encounter Southern Right whales on all our trips today and even got a glimpse of a rather shy Indian Ocean Humpback dolphin on our first trip. We were so thrilled to still be able to enjoy mother-calf whale pairs, as we are getting close to the end of the whale season! Our sister company Marine Dynamics helped us out with our Bronze Whaler sightings and we also got to enjoy playful Cape fur seals at Geyser Rock. We had multiple African penguin sightings on Dyer Island, but also we spotted a few of them close by the colony swimming in the water, which is always a nice view!
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What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark Southern Right Whale Cape fur seal African Penguin 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.