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Trip Reports

By Year
Cape Town Pelagics Trip Reports

PLEASE NOTE : this is a new trip report section and we are still uploading reports from our old site.
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2024

Shy Albatross © Nick Fordyce

Trip Date & Highlights

6 January 2024 – 4 species albatross, Manx Shearwater, all 4 species coastal cormorant
15 January 2024 – 4 species albatross, Spectacled Petrel
28 January 2024 – 4 species albatross, Spectacled Petrels, Manx Shearwater, Parasitic Jaeger, and Sabine’s Gull
10 February 2024 – 4 species albatross, Spectacled Petrel, Red Phalaropes, Parasitic Jaeger

2023

Subantarctic Skua © Martin Oosthuizen
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross

Trip Date & Highlights

21 January 2023 – 3 albatross species, Manx Shearwater, large flock of Sabine’s Gulls
11 February 2023 – 3 species albatross, Manx Shearwater, large pod Dusky Dolphins
18 March 2023 – 2 species albatross, Manx Shearwater, Sabine’s Gulls, Humpback Whale
9 April 2023 – 4 albatross species, Dusky Dolphins, Ocean Sunfish
6 May 2023 – Boat 1 – 4 albatross species, Northern Giant Petrel, Common & Bottlenose Dolphins, Ocean Sunfish
6 May 2023 – Boat 2 – 4 albatross species, Northern & Southern Giant Petrels, Great Shearwater
1 June 2023 – 4 albatross species, incl. Indian & Atlantic Yellow-nosed, Northern & Southern Giant Petrels, Cape Petrel
10 June 2023Manx Shearwater, Shy Albatross
6 August 2023 – 4 species albatross
12 August 2023 – 4 albatross species, Cape Petrels, Southern Giant Petrel, Soft-plumaged Petrels & Humpback Whales
19 August 2023 – 4 albatross species, Northern & Southern Giant Petrel, Humpback Whale, Common Dolphins
4 September 2023 – Boat 1Southern Royal Albatross, Great-winged Petrel, Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross, Brown Skua, Arctic Tern
4 September 2023 – Boat 2 – 4 species albatross including Southern Royal Albatross & Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross, Brown Skua, Arctic Tern.
4 September 2023 – Boat 3 – 4 albatross species including Southern Royal Albatross, Great-winged Petrel, Northern & Southern Giant Petrels
12 September 2023
22 September 2023 – BA2365 Cape to Kruger pelagic trip
2 October 2023 – Boat 1 – Shy & Black-browed Albatross, Risso’s Dolphins, Sei Whale, Humpback Whales
2 October – Boat 2 – BA2360 Cape to Kruger pelagic trip
11 October 2023 – 3 species albatross, Great-winged Petrel, Parasitic Jaeger, Humpback Whales, Common Dolphin
24 October 2023 – Shy Albatross, Black-browed Albatross, Northern & Southern Giant Petrel, Great Shearwater, Sabine’s Gull, Brown Skua
4 November 2023 – Shy Albatross, Great Shearwater, Brown Skua, Bank Cormorant, Humpback Whales
8 November 2023 – Shy Albatross, all four species coastal Cormorants, Humpback Whales
11 November 2023 – 4 species Albatross, all four species coastal Cormorants, Great Shearwater,
Northern Giant Petrel, Humpback Whales
25 November 2023 – 4 species albatross, Great-winged Petrel
17 December 2023 – 3 species albatross, Spectacled Petrels

2022

Northern Royal Albatross © Cliff Dorse

Trip Date & Highlights


15 January 2022 – 2 species albatross, Manx Shearwater, Parasitic & Long-tailed Jaegers, Humpback Whales
23 January 2022 – 3 species albatross, Parasitic Jaeger, Spectacled Petrel & Sabine’s Gull
5 February 2022 – 3 species albatross, Parasitic Jaeger, Common & Dusky Dolphins
20 February 2022 – 3 species albatross, Manx Shearwater, Spectacled Petrel, Red Phalarope, Sunfish, Humpback Whale

 

2021

Cape Gannet © Mayur Prag

Trip Date & Highlights


30 May 2021 – Southern Fulmar, Spectacled Petrel
23 May 2021SOUTHERN ROYAL ALBATROSS
2 May 2021 – Black-bellied Storm Petrel

2020

Cape Fur Seal © David Swanepoel

Trip Date & Highlights


 

2019

Northern Giant Petrel © David Swanepoel

Trip Date & Highlights