Wildlife holidays in the USA
Tell me about the USA …
Thanks to the images instilled by American domination of our contemporary culture there is a tendency when the USA is mentioned to think of the major cities such as New York and Los Angeles, or perhaps the neon horrors of Las Vegas. However, these represent only one facet of this enormous country and in the abundant wilderness areas the naturalist visitor can witness magnificent wildlife spectacles, the equal of any on our planet.
North America may not automatically spring to mind when considering a wildlife holiday, but there is a network of wildlife refuges and reserves in every state, and the infrastructure is everything that one would expect from the most highly developed nation on Earth.
Our USA specialist recommends...
"Join us on our ‘Whales & Dolphins of Monterey Bay’ holiday to California’s Pacific seaboard where we enjoy the birdlife as well as the wealth of whales, dolphins and other exciting marine mammals for which this bay is justly famed."
What’s special about its wildlife?
This is a huge country with borders extending from the tundra of the arctic north to the humid forests and deserts of the south, and almost every type of habitat is embraced within these boundaries. In fact, the range of fauna is simply stunning.
Florida offers interesting bird life among its woodlands, wetlands and sawgrass prairies, while the eastern and western seaboards have unusually rich marine life including whales, dolphins and seabirds.
Naturetrek tours to the USA
Within the United States, Naturetrek offers bird watching holidays in Florida and whale watching and seabird tours to New England and California.
Highlights from our USA wildlife tours include:
- Humpback Whales, plus possible Blue Whale sightings, in Monterey Bay
- Seabirds including Sooty & Pink-footed Shearwater, Black-footed Albatross, auklets & Tufted Puffin in Monterey Bay
- We go whale watching off Cape Cod in search of cetaceans such as North Atlantic Right Whales, Humpback Whales & dolphins
- Sightseeing in Boston & the historic town of Plymouth
- Fall colours of New England
- Florida’s rich bird life & welcome winter sunshine
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR USA HOLIDAYS
The whale watching trips were brilliant. The group size worked very well and everybody got along. The knowledge and expertise of the leaders were excellent, both on the boats and the land-based trips. It was great to come back to the hotel for a swim and relax in the hot tub.
Trip leaders worked hard and delivered in all areas - organisation, bird and whale watching, and identification. And in my case, Peter put in a great deal of effort to ensure my gluten-free diet was well catered for. Nothing seemed too much trouble for either Peter or Ed, which contributed greatly to the great holiday we all enjoyed.
Our trip leader, Peter, was excellent and took great care to ensure everyone was looked after and had every opportunity to see the variety of birds and Whales.
I really wanted to see Whales on this trip and it was lovely to have the opportunity to spend 4 hours plus Whale watching and getting to see some fantastic sights such as the Blue Whales and Humpbacks lunge feeding. Lovely to have breakfast and evening meals provided - the food was very good.