Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 30 June 2022:
With two trips launching today, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. On both trips today, we crossed off 5 out of 5 species to complete our Marine big 5 experience! With a spectacular show from a large pod of Common Dolphins and Humpback whales alike, our first trip was filled with excitement from both guests and crew. After a stop at Dyer island to view the African Penguin and Geyser rock for some amazing Cape Fur seal action, a visit to our shark cage diving vessels left us with amazing sightings of a Great white shark and a Bronze Whaler shark too!
The afternoon graced us with some beautiful Humpback whales in deeper water and awe-inspiring looks at two Southern right whales with two Indian Ocean humpback dolphins swimming alongside. The sharks were active around the cage diving vessels, giving us glimpses of a Great White and a Bronze whaler shark. Dyer island had African Penguins basking in the sun while Geyser Rock gave us some activity with cape fur seals. A great way to end the week with beautiful weather before we have a few days off of the sea.
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What species did we see today?
Cape fur seal African Penguin Bronze Whaler Shark Great white sharks Humpback Whale Southern Right Whale Brydes Whale Common Dolphin 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.