Marine Big 5 Safari

Marine Big 5 Safari

Dyer Island Cruises Whale & Eco Tours

We went out on two great whale watch trips today.

The morning trip started out a little choppy, but after searching a little towards Danger Point, we went over to Geyser Rock to see the Cape Fur Seals. After leaving the seal colony we headed towards Pearly Beach to look for whales and very quickly found 2 Southern Right Whales, which was mother and calf pair. On the way back to the harbour we stopped by the shark cage diving boats and got to see a Great White shark come very close to our boat as it swam by.

On the second trip we were very lucky and found a group of incredibly playful Bottlenose dolphins early in the trip. They came to Dream Catcher bow ride next to the boat, jumping out of the water on both sides of the boat. One dolphin had a very distinctive dorsal fin that has been very damaged in some way, but we don’t know how this happened. This looked like an old wound, however, and the dolphin appears fine. We left the dolphins and on the way to the shark diving boats got to see two African Penguins sitting in the water. We watched a Great White Shark lift its head clear out of the water by our sister boat, Slashfin, and then found two adult Southern Right whales not far away towards Pearly Beach. After getting some really nice looks at the two whales, slowly travelling, we then stopped by the fur seal colony once again. The lucky passengers on this trip got to see the Marine Big 5, not something that happens every day.

Marine Big 5 Safari

Dyer Island Cruises Whale & Eco Tours

Join us for a Marine Big 5 experience. In Gansbaai, we can find whales, dolphins, seals, penguins, and great white sharks all in one trip. With over 11 years in the industry, trust our crew to make your trip educational, exceptionally fun, safe, and unforgettable.

View Profile

What is Xplorio?

Xplorio is your local connection allowing you to find anything and everything about a town.

Watch the Stanford Video
Read More

Other Articles

Blue Flag Status for Marine Dynamics & Dyer Island Cruises Vessels

Blue Flag Status for Marine Dynamics & Dyer Island Cruises Vessels

Blue Flag status for Marine Dynamics and Dyer Island Cruises for the second year running...

Marine Dynamics Wins Sustainable Tourism Award 2017

Marine Dynamics Wins Sustainable Tourism Award 2017

Skål is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism...

Whale Tales 29 August 2017

Whale Tales 29 August 2017

Although it was a little windy out there, his did not deter us from having a marvelous Marine Big 5 time!

Shark Cage Diving 29 August 2017

Shark Cage Diving 29 August 2017

On our way out to the shallows this morning we encountered a majestic Southern Right Whale...

Blue and Mako Shark Diving in Gansbaai

Blue and Mako Shark Diving in Gansbaai

Join us to see magnificent Mako and Blue sharks!

Grootbos Secret Season (Part 3)

Grootbos Secret Season (Part 3)

We continue our look at the exciting experiences during the Secret Season at Grootbos (May to July).

See All Articles