Dayne Davey

You will have the opportunity to accompany expert skippers on whale- and dolphin-watching trips, taking you on an exhilarating journey through the Knysna Heads and into the Indian ocean!

As well as enjoying a once in a lifetime experience to expand your knowledge of these beautiful cetaceans, you will also assist us to record the number and type of animals seen, take ID photographs and videos of sightings, and record the GPS coordinates of the sightings for mapping purposes. This data will contribute to on-going research into populations present in the area.

All collected data is shared with relevant conservation and government bodies as stipulated by the Marine Living Resources Act of 1998. You may also have the opportunity to assist PhD students with data collection

*Please note: exact sightings are variable and some species e.g. whale species will only be present at certain times of year (whale season is approximately June – December). Please also note that the frequency of boat trips is dependent on sea conditions and bookings

This project is part of our Dolphin & Whale Experience and Coastal Conservation Program.

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Your Role

  • Helping record sightings of whales & dolphins
  • Photographing and filming sightings of whales & dolphins
  • Assisting the team to prepare the boats for trips; and assisting other guests to prepare for trips
  • Data Entry

Latest Achievements

  • Establishment of the project
  • Establishing partnership with local marine experts

Current Project Needs

  • Volunteer manpower
  • People with a marine conservation background to assist with research development

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Join our Dolphin & Whale Experience and Coastal Conservation Program to be part of this project.