Top Whale-Watching Destinations
Look! A puff of ocean spray! Few things are as thrilling as spotting the Earth’s largest mammal at the ocean's surface. Come aboard for a tour of North America’s top whale-watching destinations.Filed under:
Santa Barbara, California
See the migration of the gray whales, as well as spot other marine life -- in fact, more than 27 types of whales and dolphins inhabit these waters at various times of year. The best times to go are February to early April for California grey whales; May to September for blue whales (the largest known animals to have ever existed), minke, humpback and, occasionally, right whales and orcas.
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Take a trip to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Go whale watching at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, one of the densest areas of marine life in the world.
Whale watchers save a humpback whale caught in a tangled fishing net.