seal colony


The Cape Fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) is the only pinniped resident to the South African coastline and breeds at 41 different sites between Baia dos Tigres in Angola and Algoa Bay in South Africa. Most of the colonies are situated on the west coast within the Benguela Current system, while only three are situated READ MORE

The Elephant Seal is back

Since last week one of the Elephant seals is back at the Robberg seal colony. The elephant seals come into the bay a few times a year. Why do they come in? The one in the middle of the year is hard to tell, it seems like it is there to rest, but it could READ MORE

Cape Fur Seals

On trips with Ocean Blue Adventures we always see the Cape Fur Seals, either swimming out in the bay looking for food, or at their colony at Robberg Peninsula. We are lucky to have seals around in Plettenberg Bay throughout the year, since all animals were hunted out in the beginning 1900’s. At that point READ MORE

Picture of the day: Awesome Trip

“Picture of the day” What an awesome trip!!! Today on our 12h00 boat trip we encountered Brydes whales just off the Point of Robberg. We also had ± 10 White Chinned Petrels circling above the boat for at least 5 minutes and at the seal colony we had our regular visitor, the Elephant Seal. En-route READ MORE

Picture of the day: 3 Southern Right whales

“Picture of the day” Today on our 09h30 boat trip we had 3 Southern Right whales 2 at First Dune, Plettenberg Bay and another 1 at Keurbooms Village. These whales were very relaxed. On our way to the Seal colony, we were entertained by the Elephant Seal who is still visiting our bay.    

Picture of the day: 3 Southern Right Whales

“Picture of the day” One of 3 Southern Right whales spotted off Keurbooms Village on our 09h30 trip this morning. After being entertained by these 3 whales, we moved across to the Seal colony on the Robberg Peninsula and while en-route we encountered, 4 African Black Footed Penguins, 2 Shy Albatrosses, and numerous Cape Cormorants. READ MORE

Picture of the day: Cape Fur Seal

“Picture of the day” On our 09h30 boat trip while clients were taking pictures of the Cape Fur Seals at the Seal colony at Robberg, we just saw two round eyes and a smiley face appear on the surface. This female Elephant Seal entertained our guests for at least 5 minutes before she took a READ MORE