Pelagic Boat Trips in Cape Town

Pelagic Boat Trips in Cape Town.

The icy nutrient rich waters off Cape Town foster rich and diverse ocean life which further promotes an abundance of pelagic birds. Heading up to 30 nautical miles off the rocky promontory of scenic Cape Point and into the deep waters off the continental shelf, a pelagic boat tour provides a rewarding bird watching experience that has important long-term conservation repercussions.

Thousands of sea birds can be observed, especially when trailing behind…

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Pelagic Boat Trips in Cape Town
Pelagic Boat Trips in Cape Town

Pelagic Boat Trips in Cape Town.

The icy nutrient rich waters off Cape Town foster rich and diverse ocean life which further promotes an abundance of pelagic birds. Heading up to 30 nautical miles off the rocky promontory of scenic Cape Point and into the deep waters off the continental shelf, a pelagic boat tour provides a rewarding bird watching experience that has important long-term conservation repercussions.

Thousands of sea birds can be observed, especially when trailing behind a trawler, including petrels, shearwaters, prions, gulls, skuas, terns and gannets and up to 7 species of threatened albatross. Often dramatic and evocative, these vast flocks, move like ribbons and veils in the sky, creating a cacophony of noisy squawks and cries. Professional birding guides will help to identify species and point out other ocean inhabitants including whales, dolphins, the friendly Cape fur seal and the often-misunderstood great white shark.

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Cape Town | Pelagic Boat Trip - Apex Shark Expeditions - Pelagic Boat Trips

Apex Shark Expeditions - Pelagic boat trips in Cape Town take you out into the open ocean to experience marine wildlife away from land. Although great white sharks are a marine-tour drawcard, they are only one of dozens of marine creatures to be seen on the 2.5hour tours. The Cape waters teem with life. Here the ocean is home to 37 different species of dolphins and whales. Southern right, minke...