The time that everyone gets excited is upon us – a few sightings of Humpback Whales last week is now turning into a few more as they start traveling through Algoa Bay.
Algoa Bay is frequented by a number of whale and dolphin species all year round. Schools of bottlenose dolphins leap out of the water daily, and can often be observed gliding parallel to the coast in the early morning whilst Brydes whales ‘sneak’ around. Between the months of May and December, massive Humpback whales and Southern Right whales can be seen moving slowly and majestically through these temperate waters.
Having recently given birth, mothers are frequently spotted with their young calves in tow. As they breach, spyhop and lobtail, guest on our AB Marine vessel enjoy their antics. The cetaceans are equally curious and may very well peep out of the water to catch a glimpse of passers-by in boats, spy-hop in front of them and even, on occasion use the vessel as a convenient scratching post.
Embarking on a formal whale-watching tour with AB Marine will give you the opportunity to learn more about these whales and the threats they face, as well as their migration patterns and breeding habits. During whale season, they are very likely to enjoy great close-up experiences with these mammoth mammals that move so gracefully and peacefully through the water.
Later on in the season huge males, traveling in pairs, make their relaxed way down the coast and satisfy their curiosity with a spot of people watching…..