Photo: Oliver Dirr

Some STORIES

A road trip in Iceland, the beaching orcas of Argentina, whale watching with northern lights and the best ideas for April: some stories.

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ICELAND

Iceland is full of great things to do and see: 10 highlights of our whale watching trip during summer.

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BEACHING

The orcas of Valdes Peninsula hunt directly at the beach. They do this nowhere else in the world. Here is why.

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APRIL

The best whale watching ideas for April: Check out this month's whale planner.

Winter whale watching in Tromso

TROMSØ

Whale watching and northern lights, a fantastic combination: Ten days high above the Arctic Circle.

Photo: Andrey Gudkov / shutterstock
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: Valentin Valkov / shutterstock

Best places APRIL

Visit the remote Azores, watch the sea ice crack in Greenland or enjoy spring on the North American west coast. Great options in April!

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AZORES

Many big whales pass by the remote islands right in the middle of the Atlantic.

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GREENLAND

Meet the unicorns of the sea when the sea ice opens up around Disco Bay.

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CALIFORNIA

Enjoy spring in California - some great whale watching opportunities included!

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OREGON

Meet the gray whales on their way north. With great opportunities for land based whale watching.

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.