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HUMPBACKS

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

MINKE WHALES

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

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.

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.

BELUGAS

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

FINBACKS

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

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.

RIGHT WHALES

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

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Best places JUNE

Any of the North American coasts are great for whale watching. Especially during summer!

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QUEBEC

Canadas east coast provides the scenic whale route - a great combination between road trip and whale watching.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

Canadas west coast is rough and wild. And full of gray whales, humpbacks and orcas!

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OREGON

Oregon and Washington provide huge mountain ranges and giant redwoods. And gray whales! And orcas!

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CALIFORNIA

Beautiful beaches, wild coastlines, world-renowned parks: California has it all. Lots of whales included!

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