Win an incredible marine safari with Marine Dynamics Shark and Whale Tours, for a family of four in Gansbaai.
A very exciting Cape Country Routes offering, Marine Dynamics is an award winning shark cage diving and viewing company based in Kleinbaai, a small harbour town, part of Gansbaai, in the Western Cape, which specialises in Great White Shark diving excursions.
This is the world’s most accessible population of Great White Sharks and the best place in the world to see, and dive with these iconic creatures in their natural environment. The bronze whaler (Copper) shark is also a frequent visitor.
Marine Dynamics’ sister company, Dyer Island Cruises, is a boat-based Eco-Marine Tourism Company which affords visitors an unforgettable experience to see the Marine Big Five – whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and sharks, as well as many species of pelagic birds. Both companies are Fair Trade Tourism certified and make a difference through marine research, conservation and education projects.
Every trip has a marine biologist on hand to inform you about the trends, traits and troubles of the endangered Great White Shark and other amazing marine species, as well as the Dyer Island ecosystem; and every trip on either a shark cage diving or a whale watching boat is an awesome adventure and an exciting crash course in marine biology. Don’t miss a visit to the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary, a significant project.
Experience the wonder of the marine Big Five with Marine Dynamics!
The Dyer Island ecosystem off the coast of Gansbaai is unique in the world, home to the Marine Big Five™ – Sharks, Whales, Dolphins, the Cape fur seal, and the endangered African Penguin – and is the subject of many nature documentaries.
It is here that the team of Marine Dynamics/Dyer Island Cruises operate with due care for the species they share with guests every day. Join them on an unforgettable and educational marine safari.
The many sheltered areas of the bay provide the breeding ground for the Southern Right Whales that migrate here from the sub-Antarctic islands between June to December each year.
Southern right whales are here to mate and calve and there is nothing more special that spending time on sea with these gentle giants. Out of this traditional whale season, you may also see Humpback whales that migrate along the coastline, a 3000 km journey from the sub-Antarctic islands towards Mozambique’s warmer waters.
Humpback whales are renowned for their incredible breaching displays. In the early half of the year you may see the shy Bryde’s whale. These whales are found along the coastline throughout the year and feed on fish so often follow large shoals.
Gansbaai is world renowned for the iconic great white sharks that visit the bay. This is one of the most accessible populations in the world as the sharks are often found just metres from shore or hunting around the 60 000 strong seal colony on Geyser Rock, opposite Dyer Island.
You may also be lucky to see the bronze whaler sharks with their shimmering gold colour that enthrals nature lovers.
We have three dolphin species that move through these waters – the Common dolphin, the Bottlenose, and the Humpback dolphin. Common dolphins are generally seen in large groups, even in the hundreds. Bottlenose dolphins tend to travel in family groups, whilst the elusive and endangered humpback dolphin may be sighted alone or in very small groups.
The African penguin breeds on Dyer Island and is sometimes seen in groups swimming at sea. Sadly, the species is classified as endangered with an estimated 13 300 breeding pairs left in South Africa.
By joining this tour, you can be assured that your choice makes a difference for conservation and the community.
About Cape Country Routes
Cape Country Routes (CCR) South Africa is a leading group of owner operated and managed accommodation and activity establishments – more than 20 privately owned hotels, lodges and guest houses – located on the scenic and historic routes in the Western and Eastern Cape. All carefully selected for their character, charm and romance, they offer the best accommodation and activity options to suit every taste and budget. For bookings, email email@example.com or visit www.capecountryroutes.com today.