We had a fantastic day, spotting the Marine Big 5 on all of our tours which is super lucky! After a bit of an absence, we had the Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins make a return back into the bay! This included a younger animal and we were able to get some awesome views of the Dolphins moving close to the shore and on the first tour, even jumping about!
We also had Humpback Whales on all of the tours, with this being the peak time for these animals to migrate towards the waters of Mozambique where they will have their babies and mate. We got to see a couple of unique tails throughout the day, and towards the end of it also had a fewof whales breaching.
Great White Sharks were also spotted throughout the day, with a few good looks of these misunderstood apex predators. We have been having such beautiful shark sightings recently, with a high concentration of Great Whites sticking around with the seals weaning and having to fish for themselves.
During our tours, we also spent some quality time with our bustling Cape Fur Seal colony, which is always a sight to behold! The pups are still curious as ever as we cruise by, but they’re becoming harder and harder to differentiate from the adults as they grow! Speaking of young animals, our little penguins are also growing, with most of them boasting new, grey feathers. These little ones are born brown and fluffy, but have now moulted to their baby blue coloration.
What species did we see today?
Humpback Whale Great white sharks Brydes Whale African Penguin Cape fur seal 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.