Dyer Island - Whale Watching

Eubalaena australis is a baleen whale. These types of whales have baleen, a fringed plate-like sheet from the upper jaws that serve to strain plankton from the water.
Apparently its common name, the Southern right whale, was given by whalers who considered this species the ‘right’ whale to hunt. Southern right whales were hunted nearly to extinction during the active years of the whaling industry. Thankfully, all species of right whales now enjoy complete international protection…

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Whale Watching in Dyer Island

Eubalaena australis is a baleen whale. These types of whales have baleen, a fringed plate-like sheet from the upper jaws that serve to strain plankton from the water.

Apparently its common name, the Southern right whale, was given by whalers who considered this species the ‘right’ whale to hunt. Southern right whales were hunted nearly to extinction during the active years of the whaling industry. Thankfully, all species of right whales now enjoy complete international protection and the population is increasing. This is especially evident in the popular whale watching destinations of Hermanus and Dyer Island in the Overberg of the Western Cape.

Take a trip during the winter months to this picturesque part of South Africa and you will be rewarded with an encounter with one of the most magnificent creatures on planet Earth.

Whale Watching in Dyer Island Operators

Gansbaai | Whale Watching - Dyer Island Cruises

Dyer Island Cruises - Whale Watching operator in Gansbaai, South Africa. Operating around the world famous Dyer Island, Gansbaai, enjoy an incredible experience viewing our Southern Right whales. Every year from June to December they arrive to mate and calve. Witness mating displays, breaching, tail slapping, spy-hopping, etc. The rest of the year you might be so fortunate to see the ocean’s a......
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