The waters around the Azores are some of the best places in the world for whale watching. This is a not to miss activity during your trip in the Azores. Over 25 different whale species migrate in the Atlantic Ocean near these islands. The best time to visit the Azores for whale watching is from April to September, as the rainy season lasts from October to April. There are different tour operators that organize trips to watch whales and various boats like dinghies, catamarans, and fiberglass boats are used. The dinghy gets you the closest to the water and the whales and it is fast moving, but you’ll wet for sure. Make sure to book your whale watching trip at the beginning of your holiday as excursions are sometimes rescheduled due to the weather.
Whale watching in Canada is a very popular activity. It is possible to spot whales on both the East and West coasts. However, especially around the West coast and Vancouver Island you will have the biggest chance to encounter whales. The most common species seen here are killer whales and humpback whales. Beluga whales are mostly found in the waters to the West. Still, for any encounter you will have to get lucky as these are wild animals and they do not follow any schedule. You can spot whales all year round, but the best time to admire these giant animals is during the summer. Some species of whale migrate during the winter months to the Southern Hemisphere.
Sri Lanka is an excellent place to watch whales. You can find them in the south of the island. The town of Mirissa is the most popular base from which to look for whales and dolphins. There are several agencies that provide tours to spot these animals. This is a white sandy beach town and whales love to visit the waters just off the coast. Large animals of over 30 meters are often spotted just from the coast. With those sizes they are just impossible to miss. Trips out on the water to spot these animals are often accompanied by a guide or naturalist who will explain more about these animals and their behavior.