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:
Kodiak Island, Alaska
In addition to these cute sea otters, Alaska’s Kodiak Island sees gray whales, in April. In June, minke, sei, fin and humpback whales also visit these waters -- with fins and humpbacks a common sight from June to November. Another great time to visit is April: That’s when the annual Whale Fest Kodiak, a 10-day-long festival, celebrates the return of Eastern Pacific gray whales to Alaskan waters.
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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.