Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 6 November 2022:
We had some fantastic weather conditions again this morning as we launched from Kleinbaai harbour and started our journey through the shallow, coastal waters of the bay. The first sighting of the trip was as we visited our sister company, Marine Dynamics who were onboard Slashfin enjoying a morning of shark cage diving with the Bronze whaler sharks. They happened to be having a nice bit of luck this morning and we enjoyed watching a number of Bronze whaler sharks cruising around. Once we had finished viewing the sharks we moved through the kelp forests before heading to the deeper waters in the hopes of spotting some whales or dolphins, whilst we did not get lucky today we did encounter a large flock of Cape Cormorants, approximately 1500 of them, sitting on the surface of the water. Making our way back we had a visit to Geyser Rock, enjoying the view of the Cape fur seals as they basked in the sun on the island and frolicked in the alley as well as a visit to Dyer Island to view the birds, amongst them a number of endangered African penguins fringing the water’s edge. Making our way back to land we did encounter a number of Giant Petrels, the ocean’s own vultures, as they fed on a Cape fur seal pup.
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