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Spot North Atlantic humpback whales in their natural habitat on this 3.5-hour whale watching excursion from Grand Turk port. A small-group tour aboard a catamaran, this trip through the Turks and Caicos Islands is limited to 12 passengers to ensure personal attention and access to expert guides. This adventurous experience lets you observe whales breaching and tail-slapping, or even mother and calf humpback whales.
After disembarking your cruise ship in Grand Turk, find your way to the White Sands Beach Hotel, where you'll be met by your friendly and knowledgeable captain and crew. Board the comfortable 27-foot (8-meter) power catamaran and set out in search of whales. Your experienced local guides will use observation, experiential knowledge and technology to track and locate North Atlantic humpback whales through the Turks Islands. Spotting whales in these waters is common, but is not guaranteed on any given trip.
The expert guides will share their knowledge with your small excursion group of 12 people regarding whale behavior and history while you scan the horizon for signs of these gentle giants. If you do see one, the boat will approach slowly and observe the whales from a safe and non-threatening distance.
Bring sunscreen and a hat for your 3.5-hour trip on the open water while you search for tail slaps and breaches. These whales are part of a herd of 4000 North Atlantic humpbacks who like to spend their winters in the waters around Salt Cay and Grand Turk. The female humpback is the largest, ranging from 40-45 feet (12-14 meters) long, with the males clocking in at 36-41 feet (11-12.5 meters) long. Calves are 6-10 feet (2-3 meters) long at birth, weighing in at 1000 pounds (453 kilos), feed three times daily and consume up to 80 gallons (302 liters) of their mother's milk. Mother and calf pairs are easier to spot, since the calves have to come up for air more frequently.
After your excursion, find your way back to the cruise terminal in time for departure.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Grand Turk port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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