Whale Watching near Cape Town, South Africa Welcome to Gansbaai, home of the Marine Big 5.
Trip Summary 01 April 2022:
Winter is truly just around the corner, we had some big swells and strong winds over the past couple of days but luckily were able to head out to sea again today. After a cruise along the coast and a stop at Slasfin the shark cage diving boat to see some bronze whaler sharks, we continued our journey into deeper waters. Not too far out we spotted a lot of juvenile Cape Gannets and other seabirds feeding on some small fish. We followed the birds towards the island where we passed the Cape fur seal colony. Last years’ Cape fur seal pups are truly big by now and were curiously swimming alongside our vessel. Closer to Dyer Island we spotted some Giant Petrel as well as the endangered African Penguin. Just past the Geldsteen, a reef west of Dyer Island we spotted a spout but the Bryde#s whale was rather difficult to see as it was moving quickly and staying below the surface for long periods. However, we also spotted a sunfish in the same area and could get some close up looks at this strange fish.
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