brydes whales

Brydes whales and Cape Gannets

With so much bait fish in the bay, we see Brydes whales popping up all over. What also follow the bait fish are the birds, especially the Cape Gannets. The Gannets are the birds seen slamming into the water from a distance, and the reason they don’t get a headache every time, is because they READ MORE

Awesome sightings on Humpback whales and Brydes whales

On all 3 boat trips we managed to spot Brydes whales and Humpback whales today. We currently have shoals of bait fish (anchovies) off The Point of Robberg which these 2 species prey on. On our 12h00 trip we counted 6 Humpback whales and another 25 blows comprising of Humpback whales and Brydes whales.

Picture of the day: Shoal of Pilchards

“Picture of the day” Yesterday evening at 17h00 a big shoal of pilchards was pushed into the day by ± 1000 Common dolphins and 5 – 6 Brydes whales. This feeding frenzy went on until about 17h30 until the dolphins rounded the point of Robberg on their way to Knysna.  

Picture of the day:Common dolphins

“Picture of the day” On our 09h30 trip today we encountered a pod of ±250 – 300 common dolphins moving towards the corner of Robberg. These animals kept our guests on vessel Gaia entertained for at least 30 minutes before leaving the bay and moving on to Knysna. While following these common dolphins, we had READ MORE

Picture of the day: Common Dolphins

“Picture of the day” On Friday the 13th April we woke up to find our bay full of life. We launched our first boat at 09h30 and proceeded towards the Keurbooms River Mouth where we approached our first group of Common dolphin’s ±2000 with thousands of Gannets and ±20 to 30 Brydes whales feeding. We READ MORE

Picture of the day:Common dolphins

“Picture of the day” With the strong easterly winds blowing yesterday vast shoals of pilchards & mackerel moved into our bay to feed on the plankton rich water that had been blown in. With this came the Gannets, Common dolphins and Brydes whales.

Picture of the day: Common Dolphins

“Picture of the day” Another awesome trip on the ocean!!! Today on our 09h30 boat trip we encountered a pod of ± 500 Common dolphins, busy feeding at Dune Park. After about 5 minutes they were joined by 5 Brydes whales a few Cape Fur Seals and Cape Gannets.  

Picture of the day: Pod of about 2000 common dolphins

“Picture of the day” We had a pod of ±2000 common dolphins in the bay this morning. We also had Brydes whales feeding in the bay. These dolphins are associated with diving seabirds (particularly Cape Gannets), Penguins and Brydes whales – all feeding on the same small pelagic fish (pilchard, herring, squid etc.)