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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

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.
A wonderful trip, one of the best we've ever done. I don't see how it can be improved. The crew of Search couldn't be more helpful and cheerful, every one of them. The leaders knowledgable, enthusiastic and hard-working. I would recommend this holiday to anyone.
Well planned and organised in advance - from provision of catering on site to the planning of venues where we could watch wildlife. Sightings of whales and birds and excellent contributions from the group all enhanced this holiday. A special thanks for providing two blue whales.