Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dolphin watching with Ocean Safaris

Plettenberg Bay is one after the best boat based whale watching spots on the South African coastline.  We were booked for a whale watching trip while in town and I really looked forward to get a couple of whale photos to show on here.  On arrival we were kitted out with life jackets and headed down to the beach to board our boat.
We first headed east past the Keurbooms River Mouth and found a pod of Bottlenose Dolphins near Arch Rock.  The were right in the surf, so we couldn't get too close, but it was still a great sighting seeing them swimming up and down and jumping out the back of the waves.

From Arch Rock we headed straight across the bay towards Robberg with the hope that we'll find the whales.  The crew kept a sharp eye out, but unfortunately we didn't find the ocean giants.  We did see a couple of Common Dolphins as we were crossing the bay.  Unfortunately the wind had come up and we were getting wet, so the camera was safely stowed away.

2 comments:

  1. The dolphin sightings were cool. Guess there's never a guarantee about wildlife though.

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  2. OO u KNOW I love this! Dolphins! brings a smile does it not?

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