Hermanus Marine Evening
Marine Dynamics Shark and Whale tours, invite you – to be our tourism partner.
Tourism roll players, hotel- and guest house owners were invited to join Marine Dynamics Shark and Whale Tours for a Marine Evening on 12 May at the Hermanus Auditorium.
Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, opened the evening saying that “one has to acknowledge the immense contribution Wilfred Chivell continues to make in the conservation of marine life and the oceans economy”.
CEO of Marine Dynamics and Founder of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, Wilfred Chivell, invited those attending the evening, to become our tourism partners. “When booking your guests on a Marine Dynamics Shark and Whale Tour in Kleinbaai, Gansbaai, it’s a win win for everyone, guests get to stay at least another day or two in Hermanus, supporting the local economy” Chivell explained.
The Marine Dynamics Shark and Whale Tours world class fleet was introduced to guests by Operations Manager, Hennie Otto, promising comfort, the best whale- and shark watching opportunities and internationally recognised operating procedures in place, ensuring the safety of everyone aboard.
Marine Biologists, Jade Soekhoe and Alina Pryazhkina, shared their personal experiences as the guides on the shark- and whale boats. Alina spoke about the new shark stars, the bronze whaler sharks, adored by guests of all ages. Jade explained why guests can look forward to a bumper whale season for 2022.
Pinkey Ngewu, Manager of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, highlighted the work the Trust does, educating young learners from the Masakhane Primary School to become future ocean ambassadors. “Booking a trip with Marine Dynamics Shark and Whale Tours, enables us to provide environmental education to these young learners, our future leaders” said Ngewu.
Senior Bird Rehabilitator, Xolani Lawo, had the audience roaring with laughter, explaining his complex love hate relationship with the endangered African Penguin. He also reminded the audience of the importance of protecting the last 1000 African Penguin breading pairs on Dyer Island. The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary has been rated as the Number 1 Top Attraction in Gansbaai on Tripadviser, open daily and free entrance.
The message of the evening was clear, Marine Dynamics Shark and Whale Tours is a world class ecotourism organisation, invested in attracting tourists from across the globe to the Overstrand.
Your Choice Makes A Difference.
Brian McFarlane, Chris Johnson, Laeticia Andereae
Percy Heywood, Linda Chivell, Frieda Llyod
Ald Kari Brice, Ria Jordaan, Executive Mayor Dr Annelie Rabie, Louise Swart, Linda van Blommestein, Christine Wessels
Melissa Burns, Terry Ann Smit, Aviwe and Nonfundo Timanu
Executive Mayor Dr Annelie Rabie
CEO and Founder Wilfred Chivell
Frieda Lloyd, Christine Wessels
Guiding Biologist Alina Pryazhkina
Audience listening intently to the Marine Evening speakers.
Marine Biologist Jade Sookhoo
Guests networking afterwards, enjoying catering by the Great White House.
Jolly Rooster tasting table.
Ivo Ivanov playing the violin.