Whales, dolphins and more! Marine Big 5 daily blog

Written by October 22 2020

Whales, dolphins and more! Marine Big 5 daily blog

Today the sun was shining all day long and we had a bit of wind from the south-east but great sightings at sea. Outside the harbour and passed Uilenkraalmond we spotted a few Indian Ocean Humpback dolphins swimming in the surf very close to shore. Further along the way we spotted the first Southern Right whales in Pearly Beach close to the coast, so we decided to continue to another cow-calf pair in slightly deeper waters and what a great sighting it was. The female was lifting her impressive fluke a couple of times out of the water. While busy observing the whales and taking some photographs we saw a Cape Fur seal approaching the boat accompanied by two Bottlenose dolphins, how lucky to see two different species of dolphins in one tour. Shortly after that we saw a Yellowtail moving closer but quickly got chased away by the Cape Fur seal. After seeing so many species in one spot we were happy to leave them behind and make a last stop in Shark Alley to see the Cape Fur seal colony.

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