Experience this remarkable family adventure in the ONLY country in the world which can boast having a local family of resident whales, along with sightings of the notoriously elusive Sperm Whales – all year round! In all, 22 out of the 33 species of whales sighted in the Caribbean have been officially identified in Dominica, which includes; Pilot Whales, Short-Fin Pilot Whales, False Killer Whales, Pygmy Whales, Melon Heads, and the Humpback Whales.
Dominica’s favorable conditions of underwater drop-offs and deep sheltered bays on the western coast, provide the ideal location for feeding, breeding and play for these graceful mammals. Thus, creating a high success in sighting both whales and dolphins here and establishing Dominica as the leading whale watching capital of the Caribbean.
Just a short boat ride into the Caribbean Sea may bring you into contact with these mesmerizing gentle giants. Enjoy this truly fascinating and exciting spectacle with your entire family, observing whales in their natural habitat… hovering or bridging in the open ocean. Strict codes of conduct are practiced, minimizing disturbance to the whales. … And if you are lucky, you may also be treated to the antics of huge dolphin pods leaping out of the water and swimming alongside your boat; Spinners, Frasers, Spotted Dolphins, and Bottlenose Dolphins are all regular residents here/ of Dominica’s waters.
Complete your stay in Dominica with a whale watching tour and witness these fascinating creatures in their natural environment – this is a must-have experience that you don’t want to miss!