Simon’s Town Boat Company are no strangers to incredible wildlife sightings right here in Cape Town. Headed up by Dave Hurwitz, an avid naturalist, who has been watching whales and dolphins his whole life — there’s no doubt that this experienced crew are blessed with the best sightings around town. Simon’s Town that is.
A recent trip to our icy waters saw the company capturing a real rarity on camera: Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins!
These magnificent creatures are very seldom seen in the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, False Bay is their most Westerly boundary.
“In my decades of operating tours in the bay, I’ve only ever seen them twice, the last being in 2012. Besides being extremely rare – less than 500 in South Africa, they are also highly endangered. It was an extra special sighting for all on board today,” says Simon’s Town Boat Company.
Check out the stunning sighting.
Pictures: Simon’s Town Boat Company