Theresa at Neist Point on the Isle of Skye. Photo: Oliver Dirr / Whaletrips

Whaletrips SHOP

Our Travel Notes in green. Theresas favourite colour! Photo: Oliver Dirr / Whaletrips

Most common WHALES

A pilot whale off Madeira. No wind, light swell: perfect conditions. Photo: Oliver Dirr / Whaletrips
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.

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.

MINKE WHALES

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

BELUGAS

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

RIGHT WHALES

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

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.

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.

The best PLACES

Theresa at Mirador de Abrante in La Gomera. Photo: Oliver Dirr / whaletrips

Tips for SUMMER

If traveling by then is safe and easy again: some ideas for a beautiful summer full of whales.

Tips for SUMMER

Humpbacks, orcas, sperm whales: some ideas for summer.

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ICELAND

Orcas in the west, humpbacks up north, even blue whales if you are lucky: Iceland is a magical place for summer!

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NORWAY

The islands of Lofoten and Vesterålen are most spectacular. During summer, they are also a great place to meet puffins and sperm whales.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

Until the beginning of autumn, the north of Vancouver Island is a great place to meet the orcas.

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GREENLAND

High season in Greenland: In the Disco Bay area you will most likely encounter humpback and fin whales. And gigantic icebergs.

The WHALE MAP

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