People always feel a great attraction for these mammoth creatures of the sea, even if they look a little frightening, especially when they jump outside the water and breach the waves. Throughout the years, whale-watching has becoming one of the world’s most popular wildlife attractions. These days several opportunities for viewing the seafaring mammals can be accessed by visitors. Normally, wales can be spotted in every ocean, but there are some locations better for whale enthusiasts to admire these incredible creatures, compared to others. Here are some of the best destinations where you can enjoy a unique experience through whale-watching.
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Kaikoura is a small town situated at approximately 160km to the north of Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island. This beautiful small town is known as being the best destination in the world when it comes to whale-watching. Thousands of visitors are coming every year to see these great creatures. Kaikoura is offering a large variety of boating tours and even a light-aircraft flyovers. To be mentioned that a deep underwater canyon is located in Kaikoura, which creates an environment that attracts several sea life, like blue whales, dolphins, pilot and seals.
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Hermanus is situated on the southern coast of Africa, near Cape Town. This town is well-known for its shore-based whale-watching. Every year, whales migrate to the region to breed and mate. Here tourists can go to a six-mile-long cliff-side walk that is equipped with built-in telescopes and benches, which offers great opportunities to view these incredible creatures as they raise their flukes in the sea breezes. To be mentioned that Hermanus features a “whale crier” that notify tourists when whales are spotted.
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Azores is placed at approximately 1,350 km west of Portugal. This place is a very good destination for whale enthusiasts who want to see these gentle giants. Azores is also famous as being the perfect destination for those who want to see the largest animal on the planet, the blue whale. Visitors can view these sea mammoths on tour boats for a closer view or from an on-shore lookout tower, named “vigias.”
Whale-watching is a very famous activity these days and if you haven’t enjoyed such an experience yet, you must plan it as soon as possible. What do you say about a whale-watching tour?