Cape Town Atlantic Ocean & Whales
While we are preparing for our next adventure commencing soon, we would love to take you to more of the beautiful places in and around Cape Town … trips we’ve enjoyed in the past.
One of these trips, were a boat cruise we’ve done on a lovely Sunday during September 2017.
Boat cruises from the well-known Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town is extremely popular.
On this Sunday, while taking a stroll through the beautiful Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, we’ve heard there might be some whales close to the coast of Cape Town. We decided there and then to take a boat cruise in the hope to spot some of the ocean’s big mammals.
Almost as spectacular as the sighting of whales, is the majestic Table Mountain. During our cruise, this mountain was constantly in our sight.
As soon as we’ve reached the open sea, our captain slowed down and pointed to the front of the catamaran … it was probably only two or three whales and they were not clearly visible, but we were close enough to them to see white splashes (that’s how they breath, by forcefully expel air through the blowhole).
Besides, that we could see the whales, we could also hear them. They were so close to the catamaran and did not really move away. We had plenty of opportunities to take photo’s and just enjoy the spectacle.
We stayed in the same place for over 30 minutes and really enjoyed this ‘show’. Our captain then turned our catamaran around and we slowly sailed back to port.
This was such a wonderful experience and we hope that if you ever visit Cape Town (or close-by Hermanus) during July to November, that you will also have the opportunity to see these beautiful creatures.