Whales are among the most fascinating marine species in the world. While some are the size of a man, others are true giants of the sea. The largest of these species is the blue whale,
Whales are among the most fascinating marine species in the world. While some are the size of a man, others are true giants of the sea. The largest of these species is the blue whale, also called the blue whale. Its heart can weigh up to one ton, and its whole body, 100 tons.
As for its length, it can measure more than 30 meters. Unfortunately, the coasts of France do not allow us to fully admire these magnificent creatures. That’s why in this article, we have gathered the best vacation destinations and the ideal period to meet whales. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the places you can swim with whales.
Birth of the whale calves
If you want to witness the birth of whale calves, the Dominican Republic is the first vacation destination you should think about. This place allows you to admire a fascinating spectacle, to be seen at least once in a lifetime. Indeed, hundreds of humpback whales give birth to calves off the coast of the city of Samana. If you go there between mid-January and mid-March, you will have the chance to meet them. You can hire a tour operator to take you to see the show up close.
You can choose between three destinations to see the whales in full migration. The first is San Diego. A place where various types of whales pass through to reach the Caribbean. You can observe the sea giants by going to Cabrillo National Monument. As this place rises 400 meters above the sea, it offers you a magnificent view to admire the migrating cetaceans. It is also possible to admire them from closer by taking a boat cruise. The best time to visit San Diego is between March and December.
Lower California and Mexico
The second place to go to see the big whales is Baja California, and Mexico. Indeed, after passing through the city of San Diego, the whales pass through Mexico. If you go there at the right time, you will be able to meet sperm whales as well as blue and gray whales. Between January and April, thousands of whales move to warmer waters. You can enjoy the show from the isolated bays of Bahia Magdalena. These large migratory whales can also be seen from Laguna Ojo de Liebre and Laguna San Ignacio.
If you want to visit this polar region of the great American north, it is during the summer season that you should go. Humpback whales, killer whales, and gray whales pass through the southeast side of the region. You can also get a closer look at them by going kayaking. Finally, Alaska is also one of the best places to appreciate these migrating marine creatures. For this, contact the tourist companies to take you there.
The whale paradise
If you want to go to paradise islands to meet whales, you can choose between two beautiful places: the Caribbean and Hawaii. Indeed, these two islands are recognized as some of the best places to meet them.
Dominica Island in the Caribbean
To go to Dominica Island, the best period is between November and March. This island, located between Guadeloupe and Martinique, offers a magnificent marine spectacle every year at the same time. Check with a travel agency to plan a diving trip; note that there is a limit to the number of people who can go in the water.
Maui Island of Hawaii
Hawaii is already known as a heavenly place and a good vacation destination. The existence of different species of whales only adds to its charm. To fully enjoy the show, head to Maui between November and April. You will encounter a wide variety of whales, each as impressive as the next.
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