Marine Big Five Tour in Gansbaai, South Africa
Participate in the Marine Big Five Tour, and we will take you into the channel of water between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, known as the world-famous "Shark Alley". The Dyer Island, which is located 8 km from shore and is access controlled Important Bird Area (IBA) for the conservation of its many resident bird species, including the endangered African penguin. Adjacent to Dyer Island is Geyser Rock, home to a 60,000 strong Cape fur seal colonies. These seals are present all year round.
We will take you to the whale hot-spots in the bay. With over a decade of experience, we know where to expect the best whale sightings. Southern right whale season is between mid-June to mid-November. Around this time, our focus will be on spending some time with these incredible whales who are visiting our shores to mate and calve. We can encounter the more reserved resident Bride’s whale throughout the year. From mid-December to mid-June, we actively search for this species during our tours.
We may also sight magnificent Humpback whales at the start and end of their migration season. We also have three dolphin species that move through the area – common, bottle nose, and endangered humpback – so if we are lucky, we may see one of those. Furthermore, we also hope to show you a bronze whaler shark or a great white shark. Remember that this is wildlife we are dealing with and sightings aren’t guaranteed, however, our team will do our best to show you as many of our Marine Big Five as possible.
Highlights:Wildlife Seeing Boat Trip, Marine Big Five, Humpback whales, The Dyer Island, Geyser Rock, seal colonies.
Includes: boat trip, drinks(tea, coffee, water), snacks (muffins), marine biologist guide, equipment (life jackets). Optional: transfer to and from Hermanus.Minimum 1 person.
All trips are weather and tide dependent, and launch times may vary accordingly from those stated. Your launch time will be confirmed the day before.
Please note: Allow enough time for transportation from Cape Town (3 hours) and Hermanus (1 hour) when travelling to Gansbaai.
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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