Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 25 November 2022:
Dream Catcher along with its crew and guests were back on the sea today after two days off due to the weather conditions. We were unsure what we would encounter due to the gap in our sea days however we were happy to see that the Southern Right whales were still along the coastline. Whilst they may have been further down the coast and had a tendency today to be seen very shallow and amongst the swell, we still count ourselves lucky to be seeing these wonderful whales this late in the season. During our second trip, we were amazed to also encounter a Brydes whale, no only was this another species but whilst known to be shy we were treated to the ever so rare sight of a juvenile breaching multiple times! The afternoon saw a lone Humpback dolphin in the shallows of the bay and all our trips enjoyed a visit to the islands to see the Cape fur seals on Geyser Rock along with the Endangered African penguins on Dyer Island.
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What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark Southern Right Whale Brydes 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