Daily Trip 20 May 2018

Our humpback dolphins really put on a performance for us today...

Written by Will Gilmore, May 21 2018

Daily Trip 20 May 2018

Guide Summary and Photographs

Today’s sea safari was filled with awesome sightings, in some great weather and conditions. On board our trusty whale watching vessel, Dream Catcher, our journey began scouting The Shallows for our elusive dolphin species, the Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin. Once again, our skipper spotted a small pod of these dolphins playing in the surf. These same dolphins have been seen for the last few days and have definitely warmed up to us and the boat. They started to perform for us by surfacing meters away from us and one even went that extra mile by lob-tailing, everyone on board was awestruck by these usually shy animals. We then headed over De Clyde reef towards Pearly Beach where most of our whale watching takes place in the winter months. Unfortunately for us, it seems as though the whales have not arrived yet and after a thorough search we headed towards Dyer Island. As we pulled into sponge bay we spotted 5 African penguins waddling on top of the island, we could not believe our luck as these penguins are often very hard to point out. Within Shark Alley we said hello to our 60,000-strong colony of cape fur seals, as well as a few giant petrels. This was out last sighting of the day as we headed back towards the harbour.

1-IMG_9937 1-IMG_9916 1-IMG_9897 1-IMG_9871 1-IMG_9857 1-IMG_9833


If you would like to get hold of your trip footage, please download the credit card authorization form here to complete and forward it through to bookings@whalewatchsa.com. Please be sure to mention the date and launching time with response. Our team will reply with a direct link to your video footage for download, please allow 72 hours to footage to be uploaded. Download link will be valid for 6 months. For more Whale facts and updates, also “Like” our Dyer Island Cruises Facebook fan page. If you would like to review your trip online to help others choose the right whale watching company, please visit our TripAdvisor page and leave your feedback

What do you think about this? Let us know:

Whale Watching in South Africa - Book Today!

We share news and blog articles from across our various wildlife tours and Marine Big 5 adventures. If you want to experience South Africa's incredible marine wildlife for yourself, don't hesitate to get in touch!

Book directly with us online to receive a FREE video of your trip!

Book now or Call: +27(0)82 801 8014