Hello easterly, today we only managed to launch the morning trip because of the dreaded easterly wind which makes our seas too bumpy for the boats. This morning we saw Southern Right Whales which is not common this time of the year. Recent sightings for the past week have included: Bottlenose dolphins, Humpback dolphins, Southern Right Whales, Brydes Whales and Humback Whales not to mention the ever entertaining Cape Fur seals on Robberg Peninsula.
Whale sightings are common throughout the year with Brydes whales frequenting the bay during summer and winter months. To see Southern Right whales this time of the year is a treat. We are not surprised to see Humpback Whales this time of the year as we have spotted Humpback whales in January previous years. The Humpback whales are very skittish at the moment because many of them are travelling with very new calves. If you are using private boats, please respect these animals and remain the required 300m distance. Only permitted boats may travel closer.