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
Boat trips were well done and fantastic. The land trips were also very good with excellent guides. I like the fact we got sufficient time to relax when we returned to the hotel in the evening.
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.
The trips out to see the Whales etc. were wonderful. Peter had gone to great care to ensure everything was well organised and everyone had the opportunity to see and photograph everything they wanted.
His vast knowledge of the wildlife and his pure enjoyment of showing us birds etc. that we had no knowledge of made our holiday even better than we could have imagined.
His contact with local people was invaluable and we even went on the maiden voyage of a brand new catamaran to see the Whales. he highlight obviously was watching a Blue Whale.