Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 09 August 2022:
Such a perfect day out a sea! Our first and third trips of the day saw some beautiful sightings of Humpback Whales and we were even fortunate to kick off the day with a very special appearance from an endangered Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin! On trip number two, we spent some time with an amazingly calm Southern Right Whale. Throughout the day, the whales we encountered displayed fluking, logging, and to our delight, even some lobtailing!
On all three trips, we were able to spot the endangered African Penguins on Dyer Island. We also enjoyed the 60,000-strong colony of Cape Fur seals on Geyser Rock, who seemed just as interested in our guests on board as we were in them! By our shark cage diving vessel, Slashfin, we witnessed some brilliant Bronze Whaler action. All in all, a great day out aboard Dream Catcher!
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What species did we see today?
Bronze Whaler Shark Humpback Whale 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.