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Whale Watching Chart
Wikipedia has a good article on
Whales. Whales are cetaceans which are marine
mammals that include whales, dolphins and porpoises. (Marine mammals
have lungs and breath like humans. They do not have gills like fish. A whale
can hold its breath for up to 2 hours before having to surface to catch
Do you want to see whales in the wild or in an aquarium? Here are some wonderful sites that have information on where you can see whales in the wild, as well as, in aquariums. There is somewhere in the world almost anytime of the year where you can watch whales in the wild. Sometimes, you can watch whales from viewing stations on shore and sometimes from cruise ships or small boats. Besides whales, you are also likely to see dolphins or porpoises as well. The chart at the bottom of the page lists places and seasons for whale watching at some popular locations in the world.
Some Comprehensive Whale Watching Websites
The most comprehensive
that offer whale and dolphin watching trips. Includes the best times of year
to see them, the species of animals you'll see at leach location, and
complete contact information including cost and whether you need
Web This is another very comprehensive whale watching website with a straightforward list of worldwide whale watching tour companies
and activities organized by continent - Country and then locations within
the country, if a big country. List of Whale Watching tour companies
are by country or locations within a country if it is a big country like the
USA. They also have a wealth of other information about whales for all
ages. Excellent website.
Whale and Dolphin
Conservation Society The WDSC is an international voice for
preserving whales, dolphins and their environment. They have the most
comprehensive list of
whale watching operators we have found. Select Click on the
Whale Watching Database and
a pop-up window provides a form where you can select a species, location and
month to find whale watching operators in the world that meet your criteria.
Travel - Whale Watching Holidays This is
a beautiful ecotourism website with an excellent list of worldwide
whale-watching tours that are eco-friendly. (They also have eco-friendly
tours to many countries of the world.) From their website - "Responsible
whale watching holidays support marine conservation & local people. Sadly
some whale watching operators are more interested in getting tourists very
close to whales than on providing tourists with amazing sights while
following conservation guidelines designed to minimize disturbance to
cetaceans. We have carefully screened all the whale watching
tour companies and lodges on our site. There are no global guidelines for
responsible whale watching - rather there are very good local guidelines
which your operator must follow."
GORP Travel - Whale Watching
This link will take you to the well-known GORP Adventure Travel website and
their list of the Whale Watching trips they offer.
Not only are they the largest whale watching tour operator on the U.S. East
Coast, they also have a wealth of information on whales including the
Mother Lode of Whale
Links in alphabetically order. A wonderful site.