27 March 2013

Boatloads of fun – pics and vid from members’ marine eco-tour

Stuart Buchanan

Aquarium members took to the high seas on Saturday for an exclusive marine eco-tour, aboard the ship-shape Ocean Adventurer.


The Ocean Adventurer‘s high-performance sailing catamaran hull makes it very fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly, and it is thus the ideal way to learn about the rich biodiversity found in the waters of Cape Town’s Table Bay and surrounds.

Although the south-easter made itself known, a fun morning was had by all – and the crew did a fine job of keeping everyone happy and entertained. Our guided tour of Cape Town’s coastline included fascinating tidbits about the harbour and some of the ships currently docked there, the architecture of some of Cape Town’s most famous landmarks, including the Cape Town Stadium and the Green Point lighthouse, and of course, the birdlife and sea life that can be spotted here too, from terns and cormorants to Cape fur seals and Southern right whales.

Check out the photos from Saturday’s trip below:

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All aboard! All photos by Stuart Buchanan
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Ready to leave the harbour and explore the high seas (well, just Table Bay actually)
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Table Mountain, from the sea
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Mouille Point and the Cape Town Stadium
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A helicopter lands at the harbour - the world-famous South African invention, dolosse, can be seen on the right.
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Ahoy, Skipper!
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Returning to the harbour after a fun morning on the water

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