Humpback whales are gifted singers and tricky hunters: Singing takes place in the South Seas, hunting is done in the cold fjords.
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 are curious, playful and widespread. They can be found everywhere, in Australia even while snorkeling.
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.
Right whales are the bulkiest whales, but very agile nonetheless. Watch them jump in Australia, South Africa and Argentina.
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.
Finbacks are the second biggest whales in the world. The best places to meet them are Quebec and New England.
Belugas are very popular because of their facial expressions. You can often meet them in great numbers in Quebec, Manitoba and Nunavut.
Lofoten and Vesteralen Islands in Northern Norway are among the most spectacular places in the world. And they're great for whale watching, too!
During summer, Iceland is a great place to meet humpbacks, minkes - and with some luck even the giant blue whales. Incredible landscape included!
The eastern coast of Canada is the main place for Canadian whale watchers. There's great coastal roads and national parks, too!
The most beautiful beaches, the wildest coast lines and wonderful national parks: California has it all, including great whale watching locations!
The most beautiful places, the perfect time and the likely whales to see: a short video about this website.
One year of whale watching in one infographic. Plus: free download!
Ten simple things to keep in mind about responsible whale watching.