Gansbaai South Africa – First Whale Watching Trip After Lockdown
A big welcome back from our whales in Gansbaai South Africa!
Today was our first trip post lockdown in Gansbaai South Africa. We could not have asked for a more spectacular time at sea! The trip began with the sight of thousands of Cape Cormorants flocking within the bay. We then moved on the main event and highlight of our tour, the Southern Right Whales! The skipper counted around 8 whales in the bay today, with one very special animal giving us the sighting of a lifetime. The Whale came all the way up to the boat to greet us. Choosing to spend the next while circling the boat again and again! Humans watch whales, but the whales watch us too and between us, we’re not sure which species was more enamored by the encounter.
We went on to see a mating group of Southern Right Whales a little further on before making our way back into Gansbaai harbour. Just outside of the harbour, we were treated to the sight of the Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin! These dolphins were hunting a school of fish, accompanied by some Cape Fur Seals who were also hoping to catch their Sunday brunch! The Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin is South Africa’s rarest dolphin species.
Whale season is officially in full swing. We’re really excited to be spending time out on the water, with all Covid protocols in place to insure a safe and unforgettable experience. Thank you to all of our lovely guests for joining us today, there is truly no better way to start the season.