Humpback Whale Season Starts Soon in Costa Rica

June 21, 2016

Costa Rica boasts two whale watching seasons for humpback whales. From mid-December through late February/early March, northern humpback whales migrate south to Marino Ballena National Park. From July through October, southern humpback whales migrate north to Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Ranked in the Top 10 by National Geographic for whale watching in the world, Marino […]

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Mexico’s Gray Whale Nurseries

February 10, 2014

Gray whales exhibit one of the longest annual migrations by animals in the world. Every year, an individual whale may travel more than 10,000 miles on its round-trip journey between the Bering or Chukchi Seas to Mexico. Gray whales start arriving to several quiet lagoons including San Ignacio and Magdalena Bay in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula […]

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Top 5 Places To See Humpback Whales Along the Pacific Coast

December 30, 2013

Humpback whales, an acrobatic species well known for displays that include breaching, tail slapping, side rolling, and spy hopping, occur in all oceans. These activities and their widespread occurrence make humpbacks one of the most popular species among whale watchers. Over the last few years, we’ve visited a variety of sites along the Pacific coast […]

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Humpback Whales in Monterey Bay, California (October 2013)

October 31, 2013

For the last two months, humpback whale activity in Monterey Bay has been making headlines. Descriptors like ‘feeding frenzies’, ‘record numbers’, ‘an October like no other’, and ‘friendly whales’ were too much to resist. Below are some photos from October 30, 2013 during a morning whale watching trip with Monterey Bay Whale Watch, our choice […]

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Humpback whale bubble net feeding near Chichagof Island, Alaska

August 7, 2012

In the summer months, humpback whales are a relatively common sight in Alaska’s Inside Passage. Humpback whales start their annual migration from their breeding grounds near Hawaii and Baja California, Mexico to Alaska in the spring. Alaska’s nutrient-rich waters provide ample food for humpbacks during the summer months. During that time, they replenish fat stores […]

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Alaska’s Trifecta: Mendenhall Glacier, Brown Bears and Humpback Whales

August 6, 2012

On July 25, 2012, we booked the” Trifecta” with Alaska Galore Tours in Juneau. This afternoon tour lasted approximately seven hours and it was hands-down one of the best day tours I’ve ever been on. We started with a scenic flight from Juneau Airport over Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau Icefield. It was a cloudy afternoon […]

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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve – June 9 and 10, 2012

June 20, 2012

Earlier this month, we traveled to Alaska to start scouting areas for future client trips. Large tracts of wilderness, stunning scenery, and amazing wildlife viewing opportunities make Alaska a nature-lover’s paradise. Those reasons make Alaska a bucket list destination for many people, including us. Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve covers 3.3 million acres of […]

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Celebrating Earth Day in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

May 1, 2012

This morning, we had the opportunity to go on a whale watching tour with Monterey Bay Whale Watch. We wanted to see, first-hand, why this area is famous for wildlife sightings. Our checklist of encountered species included California sea lions, sea otters, cormorants, rhinoceros auklets, black-footed albatrosses, Pacific white-sided dolphins and Risso’s dolphins. However, the […]

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