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Experience a two hour Whale watching trip in Walker Bay, South Africa's Bay of the Whales.
During this trip you will often see whales, seals, sunfish, various seabird species as well as the possibility of the Great White Shark and some dolphins.
Season: July to December
Pricing: Whale Watching in Gansbaai
ZAR690.00 per person per trip.
SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALES (Ebalaena Australis)
Thousands of Southern right whales migrate from the colder Antarctic to the warmer, sheltered waters of the South African shores. Watching these gentle creatures sunning themselves or breaching is something not too be missed. Southern Right Whales can usually be seen from the shore, but seeing them right next to the boat is a more exciting experience. Boat based whale watching trips operate from Gansbaai harbour. All trips are led by whale guides.
General Interesting facts:
- The Right Whale has been protected Internationally since 1935
- They were given the name "right whales" because they were found to be the right whales to hunt
- They were easy for whalers to hunt because they are big, slow and float when they are killed.
- A whale's weight varies from 50 - 60 tons.
- The right whale can be identified from other whales by it "V" shaped blow and growths (callosities) on the heads.
- Most calves are born in August
- A calf can drink up to 600 liters of milk per day
- The gestation period about 1 year, this happens approximately every 3 - 7 years
- Calves are born able too swim.
- The mother and her calf form a very close bond