Whale Watching Cruises
By Viator, December 2010
Environmentally friendly and interactive, whale-watching cruises cast off from locations around the globe, including Boston, Reykjavik, Oahu, San Diego, Hermanus, Sydney and Los Cabos.
You can take to the water in a kayak, sailboat or Zodiac raft, or combine the experience with a relaxing lunch cruise aboard a luxury yacht with panoramic 360-degree views. And if you fail to spot a whale, most operators guarantee a complimentary repeat cruise.
As well as humpbacks, southern rights, minkes and orcas, you might spot spinner dolphins, porpoises, seabirds, seals and turtles. To enhance the experience, an onboard marine expert will share informative facts about the wildlife swimming by, answer questions and provide essential background to the area’s coastal environment.
Whale-watching tours operate seasonally. For example, they depart from July to November for whale-watching trips to Hermanus from Cape Town, or May to October for the Australian Whale Sanctuary near Brisbane.
Whale-watching cruises can be combined with complementary activities. Add a whale-watching cruise to your Boston day trip, combine wildlife spotting with a hot springs tour in Iceland, or include a cruise along the Gold Coast’s canals from Brisbane in Queensland.
To get the most from your whale-watching tour, come equipped with a weatherproof jacket, flat shoes, sunscreen, your camera and a pair of binoculars. Most cruises provide drinks and snacks.
Tours & Tickets
Escape to the Alaskan Wilderness on a small group Whale Watching Adventure from Juneau. This is your chance to see humpback whales, bald eagles, seals and ... Read more
Duration: Whale Watching - 3 hours
With Mendenhall Glacier - 4.5 hours
While you’re in Quebec City, don’t miss a chance to see some of Canada’s best wildlife on a whale-watching cruise! You’ll travel to Baie-Sainte-Catherine by ... Read more
Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
Take the ultimate Kauai snorkeling adventure, departing daily from Port Allen Harbor, Kauai! You'll cruise the majestic Napali coast en route to Forbidden ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
Enjoy Sydney sightseeing, a BBQ lunch and whale watching on the ultimate Sydney Harbour cruise. Relax while you see the sights of Sydney from the water as you ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
Combine four great experiences for the ultimate Vancouver day trip! Take a whale-watching cruise, sightsee around Victoria at your own pace, explore the ... Read more
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Join your captain for an enthralling San Francisco whale watching tour and catch incredible sightings of these magnificent creatures migrating through one of ... Read more
San Francisco, California
Want to spend more than a day discovering the delights of the capital of British Columbia? This tour includes a ferry to Victoria, a float plane flight back to ... Read more
Duration: 2 days (approx.)