Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Dolphin and Whale Viewing

Experiencing the thrill of dolphin viewing on the shore of Umhlanga Rocks is a memory to be treasured. Spotting whales, whale sharks and other dolphins is far from uncommon in Umhlanga Rocks and it's a magical treat viewing these mammals in their natural habitat. 
Off the coast of Umhlanga you can enjoy watching playful dolphins frolicking in the wake created by your boat, with Humpback whales passing by in their annual migration to their breeding grounds in Hermanus.
Marine biologists have been whale watching for years with the aim of monitoring the breeding patterns and behaviour of the largest mammal in the world. You don't have to be a marine biologist to go whale watching.  Anyone can do it, thanks to experienced skippers and local tour companies. 

South Africa has some of the best whale and dolphin watching spots in the world. In some locations around South Africa fantastic views can be obtained from rock edges and cliffs, which is ideal for those who may suffer from sea sickness and don't want to go out in a boat. 

There are over 37 species of whales and dolphins in the seas surrounding South Africa, which is a great reason to come back time and time again to view these magnificent mammals to see something new each time.

A day spent in or on the water is a perfect outing for the whole family, watching these graceful creatures glide by, which will give you happy memories for years to come.

We recommend the boat trips organised by the Sharks Board as this gives you the opportunity to go out to sea and watch the shark safety gear being checked by experienced staff early in the morning.  This two hour trip is an extraordinary experience to also see Durban's beachfront in the early morning light with the sun just rising over the ocean. 

Sharks Board boats out at sea off the coast of Durban returning from a working trip

For dolphin and whale viewing we recommend Durban Charter Boat Bookings as they have a variety of boats available and can also take you out on sailing and boat cruises, as well as fishing trips.

A unique experience for anyone to see these magnificent whales close up

A magnificent whale breaching off the beach of Umhlanga Rocks
A playful dolphin showing the grace and agility they are so well known for
A pair of dolphins frolicking in the warm Indian Ocean water

Dolphins gracefully swimming in the ocean

1 comment:

  1. Wownderful! Argyll is such a beautiful place to visit. The countryside is amazing and there are sea trips that are fantastic too like watching the dolphins argyll in their natural habitat. It's surely one great thing to see.