Saturday cruise! Marine Big 5 Daily Blog

Written by May 1 2021

Saturday cruise! Marine Big 5 Daily Blog

On Saturday’s tour we were heading towards  the Birkenhead Rock, which is just off the the Danger Point peninsula. Out there in the deeper water we soon saw a spout of a whale and were delighted to see it is a young humpback whale, which was showing its fluke and rolling on its side. In the same area we also spotted a variety of seabirds including Cape Gannets, White-chinned Petrel and Skuas. Before we reached the Cape Fur seal colony we spotted a Bryde’s whale surfacing a couple of times and after having seen the Cape Fur seals and Dyer Island up close we slowly made our way back towards Kleinbaai harbour.



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What species did we see today?

  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale

    One of the best-known whale species, they are renowned for their acrobatic behaviour and complex melodious song as well as extremely long flippers and are a special favourite of Dyer Island Cruises guests and crew alike.

    Humpback Whale

  • Cape Gannet
    Cape Gannet

    Well documented for their aireal displays, experiences with with the famous Cape Gannet are always breath taking, and hold a special place in every photographers portfolio.

    Cape Gannet

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