JUNE

2017

WHALEPLANNER

JUNE

2017

WHALEPLANNER

Whaletrip ICELAND

Breaching sperm whales, black beaches, colored streets and the best birds in the world: a two weeks road trip around Iceland.

Orcas ARGENTINA

The orcas of Valdes Peninsula hunt directly at the beach. There's no other place in the world where they do this. Here is why.

Whaletrip NORWAY

The plan was to go north and see how far we’d get. A summer whale trip from southern Norway almost to the North Pole.
Photo: Kenneth Canning / 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.

Photo: Keneva Photography / shutterstock

Best places JUNE

As the summer begins, any of the North American coasts are among the best places in the world for whale watching.

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QUEBEC

The eastern coast of Canada is the main place for Canadian whale watchers. There's great coastal roads and national parks, too!

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

Canada's Pacific Coast is rough and wild. And it has orcas, gray whales and humpbacks - along with rainforests full of bears and cougars.

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OREGON

Washington and Oregon have monoliths, volcanoes, giant redwoods and the clearest lake of the country. And gray whales! And orcas!

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NEW ENGLAND

Cape Cod is the most elegant and exclusive seaside resort along the US East Coast - and also perfect for humpback safaris.

About this WEBSITE

All about whale watching, in a friendly and respectful way. The best tips, the best places - learn what it's all about.

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PLANNER

One year of whale watching in one infographic. Plus: free download!

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ABOUT

A website about whales and whale watching: This is how it started.

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TIPS

Ten simple things to keep in mind about responsible whale watching.