Nothing like the first day of an expedition! Today aboard National Geographic Explorer we explored Cape Town, an excellent way to start a trip. Guests were treated to scenic views of Table Mountain, tours of the botanical garden, and even a wine tasting tour, while our staff divers documented seven gill sharks.

Shortly after lunch we cast off heading eastward down the coast. Petrels, shearwaters, and cape gannets were seen in large numbers as we rounded the Cape.