Close encounter with southern rights in the bay

Early in August a group of tourists on Look Sharp, one of St Francis Whale Watching’s boats, experienced a very close encounter with three southern right whales in our Bay.  Local photographer Martin Barbour was on another boat ready to take these lovely photographs.

At the moment there are at least 7 southern right whales in the Bay.  If you want to experience the same, contact Tim Christy of St Francis Whale Watching (the only whale watching boat permit holder in the area) on 082 569 3750 or

Tim offers trips in the bay at a special rate of R475 per person till the end of August.