Daily Trip 03 April 2018

4 out the Marine Big 5...

Written by Will Gilmore, April 3 2018

Daily Trip 03 April 2018

Guide Summary and Photographs

Our first sighting today was none other than a large great white shark at the cage diving vessel. This large animal was first seen very close to us before making its way to the cage, we watched the shark launch itself at the bait giving everyone on board a glimpse. We soon had to move on as the vibrations from the engines can lure sharks away from the cage diving area. Our short journey towards the island was interrupted by three very dapper African Penguins. We seemed to have a caught them on their way home, it always awesome seeing these birds in their natural habitat.  We soon made our way to the famous shark alley for some light entertainment from our seal colony. We spent some time here watching the animals before heading out behind the Island in search of whale spouts. The deep sea seemed slightly void of bird life, however towards Danger Point we spotted a lot of birds feeding. These birds included the beautiful Cape Gannet, Corey’s and the Sooty Shearwater, White Chinned Petrel and the Cape Cormorant. As we approached, luckily, we spotted the spout of the elusive Bryde’s Whale. The whale however was very relaxed to being with, often surfacing at the front of the vessel. It soon became too sporadic to watch as it began to fish. However, this was not our last sighting, we spotted more penguins just off danger point as we made our way around to Gansbaai Harbour.

An amazing day at sea filled with some great wildlife sightings.

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