On 04/06/2019 at 08:15 am, Marius skippered the AB Marine Vessel and excited Guests on a Whale and Dolphin spotting trip to Cape Recife, leaving from PEDSAC at 08:15 am.
We were privileged to be joined by 10 ladies from the tourism industry for a Whale and Dolphin Watching trip. There were part of larger group of 20 so one elected to go to the islands whilst our group ‘trusted our judgement’ and elected to go and see whales at Cape Recife rather.
The Humpback Whales are passing by Algoa Bay in ever increasing numbers so hopes were high of a sighting.
On the way we sneaked a look at our ‘secret spot’ for Humpback Dolphins but came away disappointed.
Leaving Cape Recife to starboard Marius spotted a breach around 2 nautical miles off and we made our way in that direction.
We were not disappointed as we came across a small pod of three having a wonderful time breaching, tail slapping and waving at our wonderful ladies onboard.
We stayed with them for a while and saw two more surfacing on our port quarter as they tracked us on our journey across the bay.
Then it was back down to the Pollok Beach area and back along to the Port of Port Elizabeth with excited guests experiencing their own personal ‘Titanic Moment’ on the wonderfully calm flat water of Algoa Bay.
The following cetaceans were spotted:
Legend: SRW – Southern Right Whale | HBW – Humpback Whale | BRY – Brydes Whale | COM – Common Dolphin | BOT – Bottlenose Dolphin | HUMP – Humpback Dolphin | ORCA – Killer Whale/Orca.