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:
Cabrillo National Monument,
Gray whales make the longest migration of any mammal on the planet -- and the western overlooks of Cabrillo National Monument are one of their pit stops. The peak time to see these massive 44-foot-long, 33-ton creatures is mid-January; they’re also visible from mid- to late December through March.
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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.