Whale-watching is one of the most popular wildlife activities for tourists. Nothing can be compared with the marvelous feeling of seeing and hearing these majestic creatures at the close up point. Here are ten best places to view whales worldwide.
For such a long time, the remote Caribbean island of Dominica is widely recognized as a site for brilliant scuba diving thanks to spectacular coral reefs and rich sea life. Recently, the island has been awarded the new title “Whale Watching Capital of the Caribbean”. Reportedly, humpback whales, sperm whales and spinner dolphins are often seen in this eastern Caribbean island. The island offers 90-percent chance of spotting whales and excellent opportunities to see humpback whales during their breeding season.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
The Atlantic waters surrounding Cape Cod in Massachusetts is the home to thousands of minke, finback, and humpback whales. There are some best whale-watching adventures from Provincetown.
Los Cabos, Mexico
The perfect year-round climate and brilliant beaches in Los Cabos, Mexico not only attract magnificent humpbacks from January through April each year but also millions of tourist.
In winter, the humpback whales make their way from the northern Pacific to the Aloha State. The clear water of tropical paradise of Hawaii offers visibility of up to 100 feet below the surface.
Kaikoura, New Zealand
The small seaside town of Kaikoura in New Zealand's South Island is considered the international destination when it comes to whale watching. In addition, visitors will have chance to see a sperm whale from a tour boat.
Hermanus, South Africa
Hermanus which is located in Walker Bay is the best shore-based to watch opportunities in the world. From September 30 to October 4, Hermanus holds the annual Hermanus Whale Festival.
Orcas Island, Washington
Orcas Island, the largest island off the coast of Washington state, is often called as “gem of the San Juan islands”. This is the paradise for whales.
Quebec in Canada is the home to some rare types of whale in the world. The best time to visit Quebec is between May and October.
San Diego Bay is always the nice place to see gargantuan gray whales.
The Azores, Portugal
The Azores is the isolated island chain in the midst of the Atlantic Ocean. The beautiful beaches attract sperm and short-finned pilot whales.