Sperm whales dive deeper than any submarines. They can be spotted close to the coast in Norway, New Zealand and on the Azores.
Humpback whales are gifted singers and tricky hunters: Singing takes place in the South Seas, hunting is done in the cold fjords.
Finbacks are the second biggest whales in the world. The best places to meet them are Quebec and New England.
Minke whales are curious, playful and widespread. They can be found everywhere, in Australia even while snorkeling.
Belugas are very popular because of their facial expressions. You can often meet them in great numbers in Quebec, Manitoba and Nunavut.
Right whales are the bulkiest whales, but very agile nonetheless. Watch them breach in Australia, South Africa and Argentina.
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 are the top predators of the world’s oceans. Especially in Norway and Canada, chances are high to come across them.
Every year, gray whales migrate back and forth between Mexico and Alaska. At some places you can even see them from the mainland.
In winter, hundreds of humbacks gather off Hawaii to mate and give birth.
Fjords full of humpbacks and orcas: Northern Norway surely is the place to be in winter.
The best time to explore the spectacular landscapes far south. Also a great time to meet the giant sperm whales.
Between December and April gray whales gather at Baja California to mate and give birth.