Sightings at sea

Half the fun of the trip is looking out for whales and being the first to say “I see one!”

 

Sightings

Start by carefully scanning back and forth over the water to the horizon. Look for things that don’t belong. Watch for blows, backs, dorsal fins or tails at the surface. Splashing in the distance often indicates whale activity. Also, watch for groups of seabirds who may be feeding above whales.

 

Once whales are located, the boat will down and get into position to watch them. It is important to note that we operate under strict whale watching guidelines set out by the Department of Environmental Affairs and SABBWWA to keep the whales, and dolphins, safe!

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WHALES

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PELAGIC BIRDS

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DOLPHINS

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OTHER SPECIES

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WHALE IDENTIFICATION

Here are some examples of the key things to look for when observing whales and dolphins in the wild.

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WHALE BEHAVIOUR

Whales and dolphins don’t only surface to breathe. As part of their feeding, communication and mating behaviours, there are plenty of displays that make them interesting and entertaining to observe. Have a look at some of the common activities.

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MAP & CONTACT DETAILS

Ocean Odyssey, Knysna

24B Saffron Lane
Thesen Harbour Town
Knysna

+27(44) 382 0321
+27(44) 382 0421
+27(82) 852 9402
info@oceanodyssey.co.za

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST

13°C
Wind: 9km/h WNW
Fog
Humidity: 100%
KNYSNA WEATHER
Tue
17°C
Wed
17°C
Thu
12°C

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