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Argentina:

Condor Travel Ecological Tours: Panama Canal, Argentina, Patagonia,

"PENINSULA VALDES

Peninsula Valdes in Patagonia Argentina is internationally renowned for its southern right whales which breed in two enormous bays on either side of the peninsula.  They can be seen easily during the southern winter (mid July to November) on day tours from the towns of Puerto Madryn, Trelew and Puerto Piramides or on longer package tours organised by international operators.

Punta Norte on the tip of the Peninsula Valdes is a regular hunting ground for several pods of killer whales.  There is a special viewing area overlooking a long stretch of beach from which they can sometimes be seend stranding themselves to catch youg seal lions and elephant seals. It is an unforgettable sight and the peak activity is usually in March."


Brazil:

Pousada Vida sol e Mar, Imbituba, SC
Beach Resort with 2 restaurants, convention center, 2 buses and 1 boat specially designed for whale watching. English spoken specialized guides. E-mail address is elitman@zaz.com.br. My telephone number is 0055-48-255-1814


Carribbean:

WhaleSwim Adventures
Swim with Humpback Whales on the Silver Banks, Dominican Republic. Picture this.. . . Two humpback whales glide beneath you in a synchronous ballet amid shafts of converging sunlight, their bulbous probing eyes staring into you as they twist their massive pectoral fins to glide, tumble and coil for several precious minutes before a single pulse of their flukes propels them beyond your vision. This experience of swimming with a whale is so profound and the memories and images brought back from an in-water encounter are so exciting that it can change the way people see nature, understand it and, in turn, care for it. "We will save what we love" said the late Jacques-Yves Cousteau. True. But equally so is his son Jean-Michel's follow-through,"We will love what we understand." During March each year, you can join us in the azure depths of the Caribbean for a 7-day live-aboard expedtion to experience and learn about these gentle giants of the ocean. Season: March Passenger Capacity: 18 Costs: US$2,875 all inclusive. Species: Humpback whales Contact: Rae Gill ,WhaleSwim Adventures, Suite 144, 131 Old Cleveland Rd, Capalaba QLD 4157 AUSTRALIA . Telephone: ++61 7 3821 5560 FAX: ++ 61 7 3821 5560 Mobile Telephone: 0410 313 017
www.whaleswim.com/fcarib.htm Email: tours@whaleswim.com

Natural Adventures St. John, Inc
In December, Humpback whales migrate to the Virgin Islands to mate and raise their young. Peak activity in the Virgin islands and the best time for sighting is in February and March. These magnificent creatures are 20 meters long and can weigh over 144 tons. Viewing these wonderful mammals is a privilege and the welfare of the animals is our top priority. The closest that we will approach is 100 yards. Their plaintive songs, groans, whistles, and squeals can be heard for many miles underwater, and you will hear their songs through our on board hydrophone. Whale watching trips are scheduled only during times of highest whale activity. Call us when you are on St. John. U.S. Virgin Islands off lying waters and cays Season: 4 months Dec - March. Passenger Capacity: 6 Costs: $45, Species: Humpback. Contact: Daisy Klecan, Natural Adventures St. John, P.O. Box 610 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 00831-0610
www.adventurestjohn.com Email: questions@adventures.com

The Divine Dolphin - Swimming With Wild Dolphins and Whales in the Bahamas
"This is not your average whale watching trip! Join us for up close, in the water encounters with the Humpback Whales in the largest breeding grounds in the world, Silver Banks, Dominican Republic."
 


Dive Dominica's Whale & Dolphin Safari

Welcome to Dive Dominica's Whale & Dolphin Safari. Your tour starts with an on shore briefing that lasts about 15 minutes. You then board the boat, have a short safety brief, then you are on your way. Every 15 minutes or 3 miles the boat is stopped, engines shut down, and a hydrophone check is made. The guide gives a commentary on cetaceans at this time. The true magnificence of Dominica can be seen from 5 miles offshore with mountains, valleys, and ridges. On some days you can see Martinique and Guadeloupe. Sea birds, large fish, turtles are sometimes sighted. Boat: 45 foot power catamaran. Crew: 3 Duration: 03:30 Hours. Season: Year round Passenger Capacity: Max-40 Min-6 Costs: $50.00 US. P.P / Kids 50% / Groups-1 free in 10. Species: Sperm, Pilot, False Killer whales. Pantropical, Spinner, Bottle-nose dolphin Contact: Ginette Perryman Dive Dominica Customer, Castle Comfort Lodge,Roseau, DM00112 Commonwealth Of Dominica Telephone: 767 448-2188 FAX: 767 448-6088 www.divedominica.com Email: dive@cwdom.dm

Sea Breeze Nature Tours
We offer whale and dolphin tours off the west coast of St. Vincent. Time duration between four to eight hours. We specilize in dolphin watching and can see up to eight different types. It is usual to combine the dolphin watch with snorkelling and coastal tour to The Falls of Baleine (water fall at north of island). We have a five room guesthouse (Sea Breeze 784-4584969).Single occupancy US$20.00 Double US$30.00 per night. Season: April to november for most species.Humpbacks Jan. to May.Rare species Aug. to Nov. Passenger Capacity: Twelve persons Costs: US$50.00 per person (min.three persons) Species: Sperm,pilot, dwarf sperm, melonheaded and humpback . Contact: Hal Daize St. Vincent Sea Breeze Nature Tours Arnos Vale P.O. Arnos Vale St. Vincent W.I. Telephone: 784-4584969


Kido Ecological Research Station

57 foot motorsailing catamaran whale and dolphin watching day trips leaving Sanctuary bay at 08.30am back around 15.30pm. Sailing between small islands in the Grenadines, meal on board, also brief stop over at deserted offshore cays, coral snorkeling, beach & wildlife watching (iguanas, tortoises, marine birds etc). Hydrophones and computer interface on board. Naturalist or visiting scientist on board and at land base. Extensive library on Cetaceans at landbase. The station also offers accommodations on land for individuals nature lovers and small groups. Season: all year round/ for humpbacks from November to May Passenger Capacity: 20 persons for daycharter/ 10 persons for two or more days trip Costs: Day trip: 75 US$ per person/ 50 US$ per person for groups/ kids under 12: half price. Two or more days (overnight aboard):200 US$ per two sailing days, one night on board per person / 125 US$ per person for groups / kids half price Species: Humpbacks from December to May/sperm all year round/ melonhead whales sporadically/killer whales sporadically/dolphins 4 species all year round We offer seaturtle watching, glassbottom coral&fish watching, snorkeling, sailing and hydrophone We run an ecotourism resort with scientific research base and promote ecotourism and conservation associated with hotel We have accommodations and offer meals for individuals and small groups as a green guesthouse. Contact: Dr. Fastigi Kido Ecological Research Station, Sanctuary, Prospect State, Carriacou Island, Grenada West Indies Telephone: (473) 443 7936 FAX: same http://members.aol.com/ywf/home/kido.html


Castaways Beach Hotel

Castaways is the only beach hotel in Dominica. 26 spacious rooms, standard or deluxe with oceanview. Outdoor dining in the ALmond Tree restuarant with local and international cuisine. Our activities include - kayaking, snorkeling,whalewatching, sailing,hiking, birdwatching and tours. Whale Watching Trips Season: Nov 1st - April 30th Passenger Capacity: 10 Costs: $50.00 Species: sperm, humpback, pilot. Contact: Linda Harris Castaways Beach Hotel, P.O.Box , 5 Roseau, Dominica Telephone: 767-449-6244 FAX: 767-449-7694
http://www castaways.dm


Turks & Caicos - Whale Watch at Blue Horizon - Middle Caicos

Yankee Fleet - Deep Sea Fishing, Whale Watching, Dry Tortugas Ferry - Home


COLUMBIA



Costa Rica:

Talamanca Dolphin Foundation
Talamanca Dolphin Foundation (Asociacion Pro Fundacion Delfines de
Talamanca): Manzanillo, Talamanca, Costa Rica.  Dolphin Tours with trained TDF interpreters can be arranged every day from Manzanillo, weather permitting.  TDF is a non-profit organization with goals of: research, education, protection and responsible eco-tourism with the wild dolphins of the Talamanca coast, with local community involvement.  Activities and programs include: free educational presentations on the three wild dolphin  species of the area, student adventure camps, adult packages, and marine research Internships.  www.dolphinlink.org  Contact: Talamanca Dolphin Foundation, (US) 3150 Graf St., #8, Bozeman, MT 59715  Tel/fax: (406) 586-5084.  email: info@dolphinlink.org

Delfin Amor Eco Lodge and Marine Education Center, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Everyone knows that Costa Rica is famous for her incredible biologically diverse rainforests, but what most people don't know is that Costa Rica's waters are equally teeming with marine life!  Here you can see Humpback Whales (we have over eight months of humpback whales as we get migrations from both the South and the North), Orcas, Psuedo Orcas, Sei Whales, Fin Whales, Pilot Whales, Beaked Whales, not to mention groups of thousands of spotted and spinner dolphins, rough tooth dolphins, common dolphins and bottlenose.  No where else can you see so many species in one day.  Combine that with tours of the rainforest and you've got the eco adventure of a lifetime!!!  We are also a non-profit foundation, Fundacion Delfin de Costa Rica.  As seen on Animal Planet!  website:http://www.divinedolphin.com/costaricadolphins.htm, 
Phone in Costa Rica 506 (country code) 394-2632
Email dolphin1@racsa.co.cr

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Whale Samana/Victoria Marine
A unique opportunity to observe humpback whales in their natural calving and mating grounds here in Samaná Bay, Dominican Republic. Listen to the male humpback’s solitary courting song and witness incredible displays of flippering, tail lobbing and breaching by the most active species of whale in the Atlantic. On board, a Marine Mammal Specialist narrating and answering questions. An experience of a lifetime, not to be missed! Departure Two trips daily. 9:00 a.m. y 1:30 p.m. from Samaná. 9:30 a.m. y 2:00 p.m. from Cayo Levantado. Season: January 15 to March 15 Passenger Capacity: 60
Costs: 35.00US/ personSpecies: Humpback, Atlantic Spotted, Bottlenose
Contact: KIM BEDDALL, Whale Samana/Victoria Marine, Avenida Malecon, Edificio 3 Next to Camilo's Restaurant, Samana. Telephone: 1-809-538-2494
FAX: 1-809-538-2494 Email: kim.beddall@usa.net



GALAPAGOS


Dolphin Chareres
Dolphin Charers has been offering whale watching and wilderness and wildlife weeklong cruises in Southeast Alaska, Baja California, Galapagos, and elsewhere for over twenty years. All trips are lead by professional naturalists and professional cetologists. Wilderness and wildlife up-close and personal and wilderness cruises are our specialty. Location of boat or tour office: Southeast Alaska, San Francisco Ca., Galapagos, Baja California Friendly Gray Whales and Sea of Cortez. Season: May through September in Alaska and British Columbia. Rest of Year elsewhere - Year Long Whalewatching. Columbia. Passenger Capacity: Eight guests in Alaska, 12 in Galapagos, 28 in Baja, 30 in Northern California. Costs: From $69 for day trip in San Francisco to $2695 for 8 day trip in Alaska. Species: Varies by region. Over 13 species seen on a single trip to Baja including humpbacks, blue whales, sperm whales, gray whales, minke, fin, Bryde's, common dolphin, bottlenosed dolpins and many more. Alaska trips specialize in humpbacks, orcas, Dall's porpoise. Contact: Captain Ronn or Sissela, Dolphin Chareres, 1007 Leneve Place, El Cerrito, California 94530. Telephone: 800-472-9942 or 800 GRAY WHAle
FAX: 510-525-0720 Check out our web site at: www.dolphincharers.com
Email: dolphin3@earthlink.net

 


Mexico:

BAJA MOTION TOURS

Baja Mexico whale watching & eco-tours - Scammon's Lagoon 4 nights / 5 days from $699.00 per person. Tours operate December - March. We customize adventure tours. Jacque A. F. Baja Motion Tours 43 E. 12th. Street. - Suite "C" National City, CA 91950 Phone (619) 474-1991 Fax (619) 474-7166 USA Toll Free 1-877-246-BAJA e-mail bajatours@galaxymall.com Website: www.2gobaja.com

Open Air Expeditions / The Whale Watching Center
Come and join us in our Humpback Whale Photoidentification tours. Be part in our scientific research and learn about the life and behaviors of this marvelous creatures with our team of fully multilingual (French, Italian, Polish, Inglish and Spanish) Oceanologists and Marine Biologists. ONLY SMALL GROUPS. Tours Includes: -Up to 4 hours ride onboard "Prince of Whales" our vessel specially designed and equiped for the whale watching activity. -Marine Scientist onboard. -Hydrophone, GPS and CD stereo system. -Fruits, bottled water, sodas and snacks. -Certification in our research program. -Informative brochure regarding the Humpback whale behaviors. -2000-2001 whale season T-shirt. Price: $74 US per adult. $45 US per children under 12. Children under 5 free! Contact details: Open Air Expeditions / The Whale Watching Center. Address: 339 Guerrero St. Downtown. C.P. 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Tel: (52-3) 22.233.10 Tel/Fax: (52-3) 22.324.07 email: openair@vivamexico.com
Web site: www.vallartawhales.com
 


Sea & Adventures/Mar Y Aventuras

Mar Y Aventuras is Spanish for Sea and Adventures. We offer sea kayaking and whale watching expeditions from La Paz and Loreto, Baja California, Mexico focusing on natural and cultural history, wildlife encounters and delicious regional food operated with the utmost respect for the local culture, flora and fauna. Sea & Adventures, Inc. and Mar Y Aventuras, S.A. de C.V. are sister companies operating jointly to provide you with the best service possible. Our Montana based Sea & Adventures office provides pre-trip information with a toll free number in the USA to answer all your questions and prepare you for your Baja adventure. Once in Baja, our Mexican based office and warehouse in La Paz provides all the logistical support to take you on your sea kayaking or whale watching adventure of a lifetime. Motorized skiffs, skillfully and sensitively operated by local boatmen are used for whale watching excursions. Other activities may include exploring the dunes and coast in search of whale bones, bird watching and kayaking in the mangrove estuaries. These trips provide the experience of a lifetime for avid kayakers, wildlife lovers, whale watchers and outdoor enthusiasts as they encounter the magnificent gray whale and the wonders of the Sea of Cortez. Contact: Sea & Adventures / Mar Y Aventuras 800-355-7140 / 406-522-7595 Fax: 406-522-7596, or e-mail us at: sea@kayakbaja.com http://www.kayakbaja.com/trips/loretowhale.html

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Adventure Sea Kayaking & Whale Watching Expeditions In Baja Mexico

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Baja Magazine - Whale Watching in Baja (10-20-98)



 

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