January 11, 2010 by dyertrust

The whale season has come to a close and most southern right whales have left our shores. Dyer Island Cruises sometimes has to go skyward to find any remaining whales to ensure they still give their clients the best experience. So on the last day of 2009, our whale spotter, Kira Matiwane, took to the sky in a gyrocopter.

Luckily we found two mother and calf pairs still resting off Pearly Beach thus ensuring a wonderful trip later that day. It is very late in the year for any whales still to be found in the area and we hope they stay a lot longer.

As of the 4th January, we have spotted a total now of 6 mother and calf pairs with one calf being very young and easily identifiable by its lip callosities.