Go Wild with the Top Whale Watching Holidays
Watching films and looking at photos doesn't do whales any justice, so why not travel to the wild and watch these
gentle giants move on a summer holiday organized by Quintessentialy Travel.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
This has been a summer tourist spot for years, where
one can relax on the beach, play at an amusement park
and even watch whales in their natural habitat. Staying in
New York? Cape Cod is only a short drive away where it
is then possible to travel out to sea to view humpbacks,
finbacks and the endangered North Atlantic right whale.
Where to Stay: Mandarin Oriental New York
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Perfect for relaxing in the sun or rocking out the night, Cab
San Lucas is also home to gray whales. This is also a very
romantic destination to venture too for whale watching,
where couples can whale watch at sunset while sipping
champagne. Take a charter boat and see them up close
Where to Stay: Capella Pedregal
The Vancouver area is lucky enough to be the watery
home for more than just the local orcas. These massive
mammals can be seen swimming, breaching and
playing in the water, and on some days there may be
nearly 100, making this area one of the best whale
watching spots in the world.
Where to Stay: Shangri-La Vancouver
Santa Barbara, California, USA
When one isn’t soaking up the city’s rich urban landscape or
enjoying the beach, one should make it a key point to follow
the migration routes of several distinct varieties of whales!
See blue whales, minke whales and humpbacks while
soaking up the sun on the beach.
Where to Stay: Chateau Marmont, Hollywood
Hermanus, South Africa
There’s no need to stretch people’s sea legs to glimpse a spout
in Hermanus – hands down the best shore shore-based whale
watching opportunity in the world. It is the perfect perch to gaze
a whales frolicking in the open waters – complete with
telescopes, benches and informal plaques.
Where to Stay: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve