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Whaleplanner 2017

One year of whale watching in just one infographic. The best places, the most likely whales. Month by month. Plus: You can download it for free!

Whaletrip ICELAND

Iceland is full of great things to do and see. These are the 10 highlights of our whale watching trip during summer.

About WHALE WATCHING

Make your whale watching experience as rich and memorable as possible. Ten simple things about responsible whale watching.

Foto: Jan-Dirk Hansen / istock
ORCAS

Orcas are the top predators of the world’s oceans. Especially in Norway and Canada, chances are high to come across them.

BLUE WHALES

Blue whales are the biggest animals in the world – and extremely rare. You have good chances of spotting them in Iceland, Quebec, Mexico and Australia.

HUMPBACKS

Humpback whales are gifted singers and tricky hunters: Singing takes place in the South Seas, hunting is done in the cold fjords.

FINBACKS

Finbacks are the second biggest whales in the world. The best places to meet them are Quebec and New England.

SPERM WHALES

Sperm whales dive deeper than any submarines. They can be spotted close to the coast in Norway, New Zealand and on the Azores.

MINKE WHALES

Minke whales are curious, playful and widespread. They can be found everywhere, in Australia even while snorkeling.

GRAY WHALES

Every year, gray whales migrate back and forth between Mexico and Alaska. At some places you can even see them from the mainland.

RIGHT WHALES

Right whales are the bulkiest whales, but very agile nonetheless. Watch them jump in Australia, South Africa and Argentina.

BELUGAS

Belugas are very popular because of their facial expressions. You can often meet them in great numbers in Quebec, Manitoba and Nunavut.

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Best places MARCH

March is a great time to see orcas beaching themselves in Argentina. Meanwhile: spring at North Americas rough Pacific Coast.

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OREGON

Meet the gray whales on their way north. With great opportunities for land based whale watching.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

In March the people of Tofino and Ucluelet are celebrating the arrival of the first gray whales of the season.

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ARGENTINA

In Argentina, orcas now are hunting right at the beach. March is also a great time for a hike in Patagonia!

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HAWAII

Last call for the humpbacks off Hawaii! Meet them before they head north for summer...

Blogposting TROMSØ

Northern Norway is one of the best places in the world for watching northern lights and whales. 350 kilometers north of the arctic circle for 10 days.

About WHALETRIPS.ORG

A website about whale watching and the best places in the world to meet the whales. In a friendly and respectful way. This is how it started.