Whale watching destinations

Whale watching is one of the most sought after holiday activities around.

By KTA PR on 05 May 2011 in Travel Articles

They are the majestic, gentle giants of the ocean and have long captured the curiosity and hearts of animal lovers the world over, making whale watching one of the most sought after holiday activities around.

WhichBudget.com, the leading flight search engine and destination finder, has devised a list of three popular whale watching destinations, to ensure a unique and hassle free experience.

Whale watching in Iceland, a once in a lifetime experience
Iceland, known for its natural wonders and Norse heritage, is also a premier whale watching destination, with trips on beautifully restored fishing vessels to see friendly minke, humpback and blue whales, offering a unique whale watching experience. Tours, which run from May to September, operate from Reykjavik, Breiddalsvik, Olafsvik and the Westman Island, however, Husavik, regarded as the 'whale watching capital of the world', is the most popular destination. For true whale lovers, a visit to Husavik's fascinating Whale Museum, the first of its kind in Iceland and home to interactive displays on Iceland's cetacean species, is a must. Find cheap flights to Iceland.

Whale watching in Spain, not just sunbathing and siestas
As if Spain's natural beauty, cuisine and culture weren't enough, it is also a wonderful whale watching destination. The Bay of Biscay, off Spain's northern coast, offers superb whale watching opportunities, with the magnificent scenic delights an added bonus. June to September is the region's whale watching season. Find cheap flights to Spain.

Sail the Madeira Islands for spectacular whale sightings
The warm waters surrounding the Madeira Islands, off the coast of Portugal, offer a blissful paradise for whales, attracting over 20 species, including pilot, fin and sperm whales. A day spent sailing through Madeira's beautiful waters as you explore deserted islands and seek out whales, will be a truly unforgettable experience. And, with frequent sightings, you wouldn't want to forget your camera! The best time for whale watching around Madeira is from May to October. Find cheap flights to Portugal.

Comments

Amanda Parsons, Toronto, Canada

Another great place is in Newfoundland, Canada. Mostly near Twillingate and along the Avalon coast.

6 May, 2011

Katlyn Ferre, Monterey

nothing like whale watching along the Monterey Bay Santuary and along the Big Sur coastline

6 May, 2011

Marie Peyre, Norway

Andenes in VesterГҐlen, Northern Norway, is a good bet to spot sperm whales, killer whales and minke whales in the summer months (mid-May to mid-Sep). Several local operators offer tours, and all have a 'whale guarantee' - if you do not see whales on your first trip, you can take a new one free of charge. More info at www.visitnorway.com :-)

6 May, 2011

Todd, Fraser island

Hervey bay in Queensland australia is a must see. Sheltered by the largest sand island in the world (Fraser Island), the calm waters make the experience quiet enjoyable. Hervey bay is regarded as the "whales playground"' as they enter the sheltered waters for relaxation and play. Seeing mothers with their calves is a common encounter, and the playful juviniles make for great spectating. Seeing these mammals playing rather than just Travelling is an unforgettable experience that I relive every year.

6 May, 2011

JuhaPaltila, Helsinki, Finland

I have been in whale watching tours in Bahia, Brazil (www.tripbrasil.com) about 1000 whales from august to october is spending their holiday Bahia, Northeast of Brazil.
Ecuador coast was aswell superb ! Two great experiences !!!

6 May, 2011

Sylvie Scopazo, Puerto Vallarta

This years whale watching season (mid December to mid March) was SPECTACULAR! Have a look at a video I took on my whale watching tour posted on my Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/update_security_info.php?wizard=1#!/video/video.php?v=137730819624346.
Truly it was an incredible season.

6 May, 2011

Halloj världen! /Inger, Karlshamn, Sweden

I've experienced whalewatching off Reykjavik, Iceland witch in my case was a big disapointment. But. I just say: Kaikoura, New Zealand. Wow!

(Been there. Done that. Photo: http://instagr.am/p/D5QiK/В )

5 May, 2011

Lucie, London

Tadoussac in QuГ©bec, Canada is also a very good location although a bit touristy in season. Charming outside of the season and also a prime location for beavers...

5 May, 2011

Gabby Kibort, Miami

Maui, HI of course

5 May, 2011

Donna McMillan, indonesia

Whale watching - Kaikoura, South Island New Zealand - spectacular.

5 May, 2011

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