Daily Trip 15 March 2018

We started our sea safari off with some great sightings of the very endangered humpback dolphins...

Written by Will Gilmore, March 15 2018

Daily Trip 15 March 2018

Guide Summary and Photographs

We started our sea safari off with some great sightings of the very endangered humpback dolphins. The slightly overcast conditions made it a great day for viewing the dolphins that made many passes around our boat, often coming very close. There are only an estimated 500 individuals of the species left making this a very special occasion. Over the last few years the Dyer Island Conservation Trust has been working tirelessly to establish a data base of dorsal ID photographs which as used in population estimates of the species to help aid in its recovery. We stayed with the dolphins for a while before we had tip off that a boat in the area had a great white shark.

As we arrived at the shark cage diving site we were almost immediately greet by a very large great white that put on quite a show for us. The shark took us all by surprise by launching itself at the bait line, giving everyone board a glimpse of those famous jaws. After all clients had seen the shark, we moved on towards the Island in hopes of catching a sighting of some African Penguins. Once at the island the crew was able to point out two little penguins on the rocks. As the bay was a bit up and down, we made our way to shark alley to say hello to our 60,00-strong cape fur seal colony. As always the seals are great fun to watch in and out of the water so we stayed with them for a little longer before making our way back to the harbour. A great day at sea and 4 of the Marine Big 5!

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