You have to go south in February. Chile, Australia and New Zealand are great options to spot some of the big whales. But the true whale watching hot spot is Mexico: Meet the gray whales before they head north!
Despite mostly consisting of sand and cacti, the Baja California is one of the best locations for whale watching in the whole world.
High season in New Zealand: Off the coast of Kaikoura lives a stable population of sperm whales. Meet Moby Dick!
If you make it all the way south to Chile, you have pretty good chances to meet the mighty blue whales around the Gulf of Corcovado.
From November to May chances are good, to meet the giant blue whales in the south of Australia.
Most likely whales FEBRUARY
It's all about the gray whales in February, their migration is one of the longest of all marine animals. Other options: meet the best divers. Or the big whales, such as finbacks and blue whales.
While staying in Mexico to mate and give birth, most gray whales are super relaxed - sometimes you may even touch them.
The sperm whales of Kaikoura hunt for giant squid in the ultra deep underwater canyons close to shore. Using a hydrophone, it's pretty likely to find them.
From December to April the blue whales of Chile give birth to their calves. Around the Gulf of Corcovado you have good chances to meet them.
February is also a good time to see the big whales around the Baja California, Mexico. Such as: blue whales and finbacks.
One year of whale watching in just one infographic! Learn where to go, when to go and what to see. Plus: Download the whole thing for free. The 2018 whale planner!
Browse the web version and easily learn where to go, when to go and what to see. Month by month. The whale planner 2018!
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