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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.

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.

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.

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Best places AUGUST

Humpbacks, gray whales, orcas, right whales: the places to be in August!

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ALASKA

In Alaska, you can meet orcas, humpbacks and gray whales. First and foremost, however, Alaska is bear country!

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PATAGONIA

Patagonia is always spectacular. Right now, you can meet the massive right whales pretty close to the shore.

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GREENLAND

High season in Greenland! Watch the giant icebergs float by at Disco Bay. Or go for a hike on the inland ice!

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ICELAND

Summer in Iceland! The perfect time for a road trip around the island. Make sure to make some stops for whale watching!

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