Spectacular dolphin sighting in Algoa Bay

Posted by Anita Froneman on 10 November 2021

Algoa Bay in Gqeberha is a marine-life hotspot and the Raggy Charters – Marine-Eco Cruises team recently came across a magnificent sighting of bottlenose dolphins frolicking in the waves. 

Did you know? 

– Bottlenose dolphins can live for up to 60 years.

Females give birth to a calf every three to six years after a 12-month gestation period.

– They can swim up to 20km per hour.

– They develop individualised whistles to communicate information with others in their pod, according to Oceana.

Algoa Bay was recently declared a Whale Heritage Site, making South Africa the only country in the world with two accredited sites. Algoa Bay joins the Bluff in Durban. The prestigious status was awarded by the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) and supported by World Animal Protection, recognising a ‘community’s commitment to respect and celebrate whales, dolphins and other cetaceans,’ the website reads.

Take a look at the pictures taken by Lloyd Edwards:




Raggy Charters are hosting a spekboom planting event on Saturday, 14 November. The aim is to plant out spekboom in the form of a full-size, 14-metre long humpback whale to celebrate Algoa Bay being declared a Whale Heritage Site.

If you would like to attend, meet them at 9am in front of City Lodge on Marine Drive with your spade and any compost!

Pictures: Lloyd Edwards


First southern right whale calf born in Algoa Bay

yoast-primary -
tcat - Travel news
tcat_slug - travel-news
tcat2 -
tcat2_slug -
tcat_final -