Guide Summary and Photographs
The day started off a little moody with some rain and swell in the morning but, luckily it was all smooth sailing from 10:00, with the wind and swell dropping and the sun coming out to play.
On the first tour of the day, we had some gorgeous Southern Rights travelling through the shallows, which we got to watch for bit. We’re watching mostly mothers and calves at the moment and its always super impressive to see the size difference between the two. Whilst here. We also noticed the presence of a lot of Bluebottles or “Portuguese Man Of War” in the water. Although these guys look a lot like jellyfish – and pack a similar punch – these strange looking bubbly things are actually multiple organisms that have specialised to live together in a colony.
Our second tour also had super cool whales, with a mother giving us the show of a lifetime. As we were watching her and her calf move through the swell, she began to breach for us! Watching 60 tonnes hit the water always makes for a breathe-taking sight. On this tour, we also had a lone Bottlenose Dolphin and we took a stop by our Cape Fur Seal Colony.
The final tour of the day also had their fair share of fun on the water, with a very playful calf giving us some real action to marvel at. This little one was rolling around on its back and slapping the water with its pectoral flippers, thouroughly enjoying the swell! We also got to see some African Penguins on this tour close to Dyer Island, and we spend some time with the Cape Fur Seals.
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