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* '''[[Andenes]]''' in [[Vesterålen]] - Sperm Whale are often seen here.
  
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The intensely diverse landscape found in [[British Columbia]] naturally caters for the abundance of wildlife in this beautiful part of the world. It contains many differing ecosystems ranging from semi arid desert environments to rain-forests and the Pacific Ocean to the Rockies, all of which create a prime habitat for this regions animals. Each of these regions has it's own distinctive climate and because of this is unique in it's vegetation and inhabitants.
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This all, ultimately creates an environment ideal for wildlife viewing and sightseeing. Viewing of the inhabitants of this wonderful part of the world must however be done responsibly. There are many tour operators throughout this part of the world, most of whom operate with a common sense and respect for the environment. Whether '''whale watching''' off the coast of Tofino  where you are likely to see Grey Whales, Humpback Whales and sea lions, grizzly bear viewing in Bella Coola where the bears can regularly be seen around the lodge, Black Bear viewing in Whistler where you can visit the Whistler mountain into the black bear habitat he know's so well, attempting to get a glimpse of the elusive cougar or ice fishing in Kamloops or watching out for the bighorn mountain sheep (rams), in the rockies (which will lead you into Alberta and the Elk of Banff), British Columbia certainly has no shortage of options.
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    Plettenberg Bay - Garden Route - South Africa
  
* '''[[Monterey Bay]]''' - Gray whales migrate from Alaska to Baja in the Spring and FallBlue whales, humpbacks, orcas and dolphins can be seen at other times of year.
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Plettenberg Bay is a stunning beach town surrounded by mountains, forest and Ocean.
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Permitted boat based Ocean Safaris as well as landbased viewing of Whales, Dolphins, Seals and so much more is a must for any family memberSightings include:  Southern Right, Humpback, Brydes and occasionally Sei Whales and Orca's.  Dolphins are also abundant which include Common Dolphins who love to swim alongside the Ocean Safaris boat as well as the playful Bottlenose and endangered Humpbacked dolphin.  You will have a "seafari" of a lifetime..
  
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* '''[[British Columbia]]''' - This province has a natural abundance of wildlife and there are many tour operators offering opportunities for guided trips, most of whom operate with a common sense and respect for the environment.  Whale watching is popular off of the coast of [[Tofino]] where you are likely to see grey whales, humpback whales and sea lions.  In addition to whales, grizzly bears and black bears may also be seen.
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* '''[[Cape Cod]]''' - Humpback whales are a common site in the Atlantic off of [[Massachusetts]].
 
* '''[[Cape Cod]]''' - Humpback whales are a common site in the Atlantic off of [[Massachusetts]].
  
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* '''[[Monterey Bay]]''' - Gray whales migrate from Alaska to Baja in the Spring and Fall.  Blue whales, humpbacks, orcas and dolphins can be seen at other times of year.
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* '''[[Dominican Republic]]''' - 100 miles north of this island nation is the Silver Bank where the largest concentration of humpback whales anywhere in the world gather each Spring.  Pricey liveaboard charters can be arranged, allowing the amazing opportunity of snorkeling with the whales.  Elsewhere on the islands whales may be seen on more typical day trips.
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* '''[[Kaikoura]]''' - Depending on the season you may see migrating Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Blue Whales and Southern Right Whales, as well as Orca and the Hector's Dolphin (the world's smallest and rarest Dolphin).
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Latest revision as of 09:26, 9 June 2012

    This article is a travel topic

Whale watching is a hobby that is enjoyed by millions of people around the world every year.

Popular Locations[edit]

Europe[edit]

Norway[edit]

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

Atlantic[edit]
Pacific[edit]
    Plettenberg Bay - Garden Route - South Africa

Plettenberg Bay is a stunning beach town surrounded by mountains, forest and Ocean. Permitted boat based Ocean Safaris as well as landbased viewing of Whales, Dolphins, Seals and so much more is a must for any family member. Sightings include: Southern Right, Humpback, Brydes and occasionally Sei Whales and Orca's. Dolphins are also abundant which include Common Dolphins who love to swim alongside the Ocean Safaris boat as well as the playful Bottlenose and endangered Humpbacked dolphin. You will have a "seafari" of a lifetime..

  • British Columbia - This province has a natural abundance of wildlife and there are many tour operators offering opportunities for guided trips, most of whom operate with a common sense and respect for the environment. Whale watching is popular off of the coast of Tofino where you are likely to see grey whales, humpback whales and sea lions. In addition to whales, grizzly bears and black bears may also be seen.

United States of America[edit]

Atlantic[edit]
Pacific[edit]
  • Monterey Bay - Gray whales migrate from Alaska to Baja in the Spring and Fall. Blue whales, humpbacks, orcas and dolphins can be seen at other times of year.

Caribbean[edit]

  • Dominican Republic - 100 miles north of this island nation is the Silver Bank where the largest concentration of humpback whales anywhere in the world gather each Spring. Pricey liveaboard charters can be arranged, allowing the amazing opportunity of snorkeling with the whales. Elsewhere on the islands whales may be seen on more typical day trips.

Oceania[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

  • Kaikoura - Depending on the season you may see migrating Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Blue Whales and Southern Right Whales, as well as Orca and the Hector's Dolphin (the world's smallest and rarest Dolphin).
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