The tale of Port and Starboard, two orcas, who patrol the South African coastline, and have been linked to predation on seven-gill sharks and great white sharks in 2017, inspired Richard Peirce’s latest book, ‘Orca’. The town of Gansbaai, known as the White Shark Capital of the World, and the characters involved in this event, will give readers an insight how nature can never be taken for granted. Richard also touches on the threats that sharks face from man, infinitely worse than that of two orcas.
Marine Dynamics and sister company Dyer Island Cruises have been awarded Blue Flag certification for the fourth consecutive year. Only ten boats in South Africa were awarded Blue Flag status and three of our vessels form part of this select group
We are honoured to receive the Leading Edge Award for Visitor Experience for a second consecutive year, during the Cape Town Tourism Annual General Meeting held at the CTICC on 23 October 2019. Marine Dynamics and affiliated companies were also awarded as runners up for the Social Impact Award.
The biggest names in wildlife, safari and conservation travel meet at the Wildlife and Safari Travel Show in Harrogate, UK (12-14 Oct 2019). Marine Dynamics’s marine biologist, Alison Towner, was an invited guest of SA Tourism
“We have been enjoying incredible white shark sightings in Gansbaai over the past few months. Marine Dynamics has a daily blog that highlights sightings. The confusion created by a misleading headline can have negative ramifications on tourism and ultimately for white sharks as we have become the conservation voice for white sharks”, Wilfred Chivell, CEO Marine Dynamics Shark Tours.
It’s not all black and white for penguins - in fact, some rather colourful penguins have made their home in Gansbaai in the Western Cape of South Africa.