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List of Top 10 Worldwide Whale Watching Places
Whale watching is one of the most famous of all pastimes when people go on vacation, and around the world there are prime whale watching places that you should put on your list if you love these majestic creatures. The best places to see whales around the world will mean that there are plenty of tour guide opportunities and resorts that cater specifically for whale watching. You can get plenty of tour guide jobs or hospitality jobs in these whale watching hot spots. Here are the top 10 worldwide whale watching places outside of Australia to watch whales.
Whale Watching Alaska
In Alaska the best places to see grey whales as they migrate up the coast are in Port Adolphus, Chatham Straight, and some areas of the Glacier Bay National Park. If you want to see the Humpback whales, killer whales, and porpoises up close you can opt for a sea kayak tour in Favorite Bay. There are tons of log cabins and resorts that you can find work at in these areas.
Whale Watching Azores
Coming up to the busy whale watching season the nine islands that make up Portugal’s Azores are perfect for watching various species of whales and dolphins. Blue whales, Orcas, and stripped dolphins as well as spotted dolphins are spotted from April to September.
Whale Watching California
The coast of California is vast and perfect for sightings of Grey whales as well as thousands of dolphins with the feeding grounds in the Sea of Cortex as well as in the little sheltered inlets. You can view these whales from shore or by boat, although professional operators have to stay at least 300 feet away. The largest marine mammal, the Blue Whale is also expected to be seem with the tell tale 40 ft blow of water vapor. From the Point of Reyes to the Santa Barbara Channel you can also expect to see the humpback and blue whales as well as some of the rarer species like the dwarf sperm whale.
Whale Watching Iceland
Iceland is one of the most organized of all whale watching area where you can take trips or work on restored fishing vessels. Some of the more interesting marine wildlife includes the Minke whale and white beaked dolphins, with occasional viewings of Blue and Humpback whales.
Whale Watching New Zealand
Kaikoura is the best place to find Sperm whales because of the churning of the nutrients in the waters. Lots of species of dolphins also come here including the smallest dolphin of all, which is also the rarest, the Hector?s dolphin.
Whale Watching Norway
Killer whales are found predominantly in this area with Lofoten Islands being the best place to find them and you would have to go on a one hour boat ride into the Arctic Circle. This is best done during October and into mid January.
Whale Watching Scotland
With an abundance of wildlife in the Gairloch region, which is on the north-west coast, you will find plenty of Minke whales, porpoise, and dolphins. There are also basking sharks and tons of other marine life and birds populate the area as well as in the Isle of Mull or along the west coast, particularly to the southern end of the Isle of Skye. From mid-June to September is the best time to visit and work in this area.
Whale Watching South Africa
The whale route here spans 1200 miles with the best and most famous whale watching town being that of Hermanus where there is also a whale festival and where the Southern Right whale takes refuge to breed. The best times to be involved and to look for jobs in tourism are between June and November.
Whale Watching Spain
The Bay of Biscay is one of the top whale watching spots where you can go in August to see Fin, Killer, and Pilot whales.
Whale Watching Vancouver Island
This is where over 20 thousand Grey whales migrate to their summer feeding grounds and pass through the west coast. Humpback and Minke whales are spotted as well as the Killer whale which is the most famous in the area.