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Whale Watching Tours with Naturetrek
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From UK day trips to 14-day cruises, our selection of whale watching holidays is unbeatable.

WHALE WATCHING HOLIDAYS

Seeing whales in the wild is one of the top 10 things most people want to do during their lifetime. Scanning the water, waiting to hear a blow or see a dorsal fin, is one of the top wildlife experiences in the world, and it can get addictive!

Our whale watching tour specialist recommends …

"Within Europe, the Azores are hard to beat for Sperm Whale sightings, and Madeira combines a lovely island setting with a chance to see both common and rarer species. While Sri Lanka is becoming a hot spot for Blue Whales. The ultimate whale watching tour, though, is our Naturetrek Baja cruise!"

Tom Brereton
Naturetrek Tour Leader

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Whale-watching vessel, MirissaWhale-watching vessel, MirissaSpinner DolphinSpinner Dolphins (Anne-Marie Kalus)Humpback Whale breaching (Paul Marshall)Blue Whale fluke (Paul Marshall)Smooth-tailed Mobula (Paul Marshall)Common Dolphins (Paul Marshall)The Lofotens (Malcolm Stott)The Lofotens (Malcolm Stott)Puffin (Marten Bril)Whale watching vessel (Malcolm Stott)Sunset in Azores by Ian HuntLoggerhead Turtle (Ed Drewitt)Sperm Whale Fluke (Ed Drewitt)Humpback lunge feeding (Peter Dunn)Humpback fluke (Peter Dunn)

NATURETREK WHALE WATCHING TOURS

Thankfully, centuries of whaling have been (almost) consigned to history as ecotourism has replaced the slaughter of these gentle and fascinating creatures. Watching whales in the flesh is far more exciting than you can ever imagine and our superb selection of whale-watching tours give you a chance to see these extraordinary mammals. Due to popular demand we are rapidly expanding our programme of whale watching holidays!

  • Why book a Naturetrek whale-watching holiday?
  • Expert biologist-led & wildlife photographer-led holidays
  • Dedicated whale-watching tours focusing on one or a few key species
  • Whale-watching as part of a broader wildlife-watching holiday
  • Many of our whale-watching tours offer the chance to see dolphins as well
  • A range of tours from day trips out on small boats to week-long liveaboard cruises
  • A chance to look for cetaceans in all of the world’s oceans, from polar waters to the tropics
  • A wide range of the world’s 86 species are seen on our whale-watching holidays, including Blue Whales & Killer Whales

 

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Whale HOLIDAYS

I enjoyed everything on this trip. The variety of prolific wildlife was amazing, not to mention getting so close to all these amazing creatures. The trip leaders and the crew were exceptional. It was such a great trip with a great group of fellow travellers. I keep having to pinch myself as I can't believe I had all the experiences I did - it is like a dream. So much of the trip was magical. We were very blessed to have seen what we did. It was like taking part in our own wildlife programme. I can't single out one experience over another as they were all very special in their own way. When I first read the details of this holiday I thought it sounded too good to be true - I can now say it was even better than the brochure indicated. Definitely a very, very special trip and worth every penny.
We saw so much and it was wonderful to share the enthusiasm and experience with fellow travellers and trip leaders alike. A special thank you to our leaders who went to great lengths to make sure we saw so much and share their knowledge with us.

Mr & Mrs L.
Hertfordshire
Sri Lanka - Blue Whales & Leopards

Both Upul and Saman were attentive, friendly, flexible, knowledgeable and great senses of humour which made the trip most enjoyable.