Charlie’s favourite own dolphin photo. In our questionary he explains why. Photo: Charlie Phillips

Whaletrip SCOTLAND

Theresa at the Neist Point Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye. Photo: Oliver Dirr / Whaletrips

Whaletrips SHOP

Our Travel Notes in green. Theresas favourite colour! Photo: Oliver Dirr / Whaletrips

Most common WHALES

A blue whale fluking off the Azores. Mount Pico in the back. Photo: Oliver Dirr / Whaletrips
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.

ORCAS

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

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.

HUMPBACKS

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

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.

FINBACKS

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

MINKE WHALES

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

BELUGAS

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

RIGHT WHALES

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

The best PLACES

Theresa at Mirador de Abrante in La Gomera. Photo: Oliver Dirr / whaletrips

Best places AUTUMN

Autumn is great to go south. And maybe you have an encounter with the fattest whales in the world. Some ideas for autumn:

Best places AUTUMN

Right whales, sperm whales, humpbacks - ideas for autumn:

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NEW ZEALAND

The best time to explore the spectacular landscapes far south. Also a great time to meet the giant sperm whales.

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AUSTRALIA

During the autumn and winters months, hundreds of humpbacks migrate along the eastern coasts of Australia.

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PATAGONIA

In autumn, the right whales come pretty close to the coast. It's also a great time to visit beautiful Patagonia.

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SOUTH AFRICA

Elephants, lions, crocodiles - South Africa offers numerous exciting animals, southern right whales, too!

The WHALE MAP

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