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Whale watching has that kind of attraction that draws locals and tourists – regardless of age, gender, and interest – with a heightened fascination again and again. Just watching these adorable cetaceans in their natural habitat is quite a refreshing and invigorating experience. It is a far cry from any activity in this high-tech gadget-obsessed generation in a social networking-immersed world. So if you want to catch a glimpse of these majestic marine creatures, here are the best destinations for whale watching.

The open seas in South Africa provide plenty of marvelous opportunities to watch awe-inspiring species of whales such as the Humpback Whales, the Southern Right Whales, and the Hermanus. From Cape Town to Durban, a 1200-mile whale route will let you indulge in this exhilarating activity best done during the months of June until November.

Skip the tapas bar in while in Spain and head out to the Tenerife Island. Its south coast is the home of bottlenose dolphins, and yes, pilot whales. Its all year long warm climate entices the gentle giants to stay here and frolic for your pure pleasure.

Looking for a Sperm Whale? The quaint town of Kaikoura in the south island of New Zealand is the best place to be. Budding photographers and nature enthusiasts alike will be thrilled to know that these whales are visible from the shore and even out in the deep blue sea. It is a favorite hang out for these big whale species because of the combination of the warm and cold currents of waters. While you are in New Zealand, do not miss the one-of-a-kind opportunity to glimpse the Hector Dolphin. It is the smallest and rarest dolphin in the world.

The Sea of Cortez has an abundant feeding ground while the bays along the Pacific Coast are comfortably sheltered. These are two perfect reasons why California is a haven for the Grey Whale and all sorts of dolphins. Did I mention it is one of the best destinations to snap some grand photos of the Blue Whale, the largest of all the whale species in the planet? Rent a yacht and off you go between Point Reyes and the Santa Barbara Channel where you can have a close look at these gorgeous marine animals.

If you want to bring your whale watching up a notch, then a trip to the nine Azores islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean would be a worthwhile experience. Plan your visit between April to September and get a treat of a lifetime – watching Pilot Whales, Killer Whales, Blue Whales, and the rare Northern Bottlenose Whale.

If a tour on a traditional fishing vessel off the edge of the Arctic Circle appeals to you, then an Iceland summer holiday would mean lots of chances to see Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, and Blue Whales.

The fun does not stop there. For anyone who cannot get enough of whale watching – know that Grey Whales migrate to the southern coast of Alaska during summer months while Killer Whales pass by the Lofoten Islands in Norway during the months of October until January.

But don’t take my word for it. Just take a pick of any stunning coast around the globe and you will never be too far from these great creatures of the open seas.


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