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
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.)
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
Fly from Vancouver to Victoria on a 35-minute flight by seaplane and search for Orcas on a whale watching cruise on Haro Strait. Be kind to the environment ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours
Head to the west shore of Oahu to swim and snorkel with Hawaii’s spinner dolphins! Cruise along the Waianae Coast and snorkel with tropical fish and Hawaiian ... Read more
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
The ultimate Auckland cruise where you can experience scenic highlights of Auckland and it's surrounding islands plus it's marine mammals including dolphins ... Read more
Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (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.)