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Whale Watching Holiday Ideas

A whale breaching the surface of the water

Discover these stunning creatures of the deep as you embark on the whale watching holiday of a lifetime. Nature lovers and photography enthusiasts will relish the experience of getting up close to these remarkable aquatic giants. Travel with us to remote areas of Norway, Canada, Iceland or the Azores for the greatest chance of whale spotting.

Head out on sea safaris in search of the famous Orca and Blue Whale as well as the lesser-known Northern Bottlenose and Fin Whale, amongst many others. Make the most of the professional guides who will accompany you throughout your whale watching safari, giving you expert advice and leading you to areas for optimal spotting.

Sound good? Deciding that you want to embark on a whale watching adventure is the easy part, choosing the right trip for you is where it becomes difficult. We’ve put together some handy Whale Watching Holiday Ideas which will help you find your perfect getaway. Have a look at the different countries listed below and discover the benefits of enjoying your whale watching excursion in that destination.

Don’t worry if you can’t find what you’re looking for amongst these Whale Watching Holiday Ideas as we specialise in tailor made holidays. We want to make sure that every aspect of your trip is exactly how you imagined it. Simply call us on 0333 800 2033 and we’ll get your exciting whale watching adventure underway.


A whale diving in Norway, see these stunning creatures yourself with our Whale Watching Holiday Ideas

Travel to Andenes in northern Norway, an area inside the Arctic circle, close to the continental shelf, perfect for whale watching. Head out on several rigid inflatable boat (RIB) safaris accompanied by expert photographer Marten Bril. Make the most of his expertise as he takes you to the best whale watching spots and shows you how to capture the perfect image when you get there. Encounter the magnificent Orca Whale (‘Killer Whale’), deep diving Sperm Whale and playful Humpback Whale as they glide through the water. Glimpse other fantastic sea life such as Puffins, Guillemots and Eagles as you search for the remarkable ocean-based mammals. Take an optional extra excursion which allows you to get up close and personal with Orca Whales as you swim with them. As evening draws in, sit back and watch as the skies light up when the fabulous Northern Lights make an appearance.Take a look at the Whale Watching Holiday Ideas below and set sail on your Norwegian adventure in search of the oceans giants.

Norway: Orca Whale Watching holidays

Our Orca Whale Watching Holiday is sure to thrill

Five day, winter, Orca whale watching adventure to Andenes guided by renowned photographer and wildlife expert Marten Bril. Go in search of the creatures of the deep on this gripping Arctic adventure. Our Orca Whale Watching Holiday whisks you...

5 Days From £944

Norway: The Ultimate Whale Watching in Norway

Go Whale Watching in Norway and get up close to the planet's largest mammals

Five day, summer, whale watching adventure to Andenes guided by renowned photographer and wildlife expert Marten Bril. Set in the far north of Europe, above the Arctic Circle, is the fishing village of Andenes - a unique location for Whale...


An Orca Whale breaching the water's surface in Canada

Visit Canada and discover the countries best whale watching spots. Tofino is located in a geographical region called Clayoquot Sound, an area with an abundance of wild, sea and bird life. Head out on the water, keeping your eyes peeled for the remarkable Grey and Orca Whales which reside here alongside Sea Lions, Porpoises and a wide range of birdlife overhead. Take a look at the Whale Watching Holiday Ideas below to enjoy all of this and more.

Canada: Self Drive Tour of the Canadian Fjords and the Sunshine Coast

Canada Sunshine Coast Self Drive Holiday with fjords, Black Bears and whales

Exciting 13 day self drive holiday, with 11 days taking in the Canadian Fjords, Black Bears and whales. Discover the best of British Columbia in Canada on a Sunshine Coast Self Drive Holiday as you see this sensational location by land and water!...

In addition to Tofino, you can also engage in whale watching in the great area of Victoria. The waters surrounding this fantastic city are home to an abundance of marine wildlife. The most common sea giant found here is the Orca Whale although Grey, Humpback and Minke Whales are also quite common in the area. There are plenty of expert guides here who can tell you everything you ever wanted to know about this extraordinary animal. Check out the following Whale Watching Holiday Ideas for trips to Tofino and Victoria.

Canada: Bears, Whales and Wildlife of Western Canada

Wildlife Holiday in British Columbia in search of Canada's famous bears and whales

A two week, wildlife adventure, searching for the famous bears and whales of British Columbia. Set out in search of the magnificent creatures of west Canada on this unforgettable fly drive Wildlife Holiday in British Columbia. Look for the...


The harbour of Husavik in Iceland

Iceland is one of the top spots in the world for catching a glimpse of these aquatic giants, with one area being branded the ‘Whale watching capital of Europe’. There are ample opportunities for whale watching in Iceland with many of our tours embarking on exciting sea safaris.

Húsavík is known worldwide for being an excellent whale spotting base. With 23 different species calling the area home, it is the ideal destination for these keen to discover many different types of Whale. Not only will you spot the Blue Whale, the largest in the world, you’ll also see many rare varieties such as the Fin and Sei Whale. Húsavík really is a whale watchers dream! See how many species you can spot on any of the escorted tours below.

Iceland: Scenic Road trip from Reykjavik

Opt for our Iceland Fly Drive and explore the country's wonderful coastline by car

Two week, summer fly drive itinerary taking you on a complete circuit of the island and featuring trips to the natural wonders of The Golden Circle and the world famous Blue Lagoon. Experience true independence as you set off from the cosmopolitan...

Iceland: Best of North Iceland

Opt for our North Iceland Guided Tour and explore the country's amazing geological features

An escorted, eight day summer tour visiting The Diamond Circle to see North Iceland's foremost, iconic natural attractions and featuring free time for independent exploration. If Iceland has always been a place that you have dreamed about...

Iceland: The Best Of Iceland Tour

Join our Escorted Tours of Iceland and savour scintillating scenery and lush landscapes

Escorted 14 day summer tour, visiting the Golden and Diamond Circles to see Iceland's foremost, iconic natural attractions and calling in on the world famous Blue Lagoon - an azure, geo-thermal spa set in a lava field. Iceland is a country that...

For a whale watching adventure in Iceland which is a little less remote, head to Reykjavik. Not only will you spot these fantastic sea creatures as you head out on sea safaris, you’ll also be close to the amazing Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon meaning that you can enjoy an array of different activities whilst in this great country. Have a look at the short breaks below and see which trip is right for you.

Iceland: Whale Watching and Scenic Iceland

Whale Watching in Iceland offers you the chance to see the magnificent creatures of the deep

Action-packed, four day, summer Icelandic taster holiday, featuring a whale watching tour in search of Orca and Minke Whales and visits to see The Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. Witness natural beauty and stunning wildlife on this spectacular...

Iceland: Activity and Adventure Holidays Viking Challenge

Opt for our Iceland Activity Holiday and set out on a challenging Viking adventure

An action-packed, eight day summer activity holiday for those with children aged 14 and over featuring whale watching, white water rafting, ATV driving, glacier hiking, ice climbing and visiting the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. The Viking...

Iceland: A Taste of Scenic Iceland

Our Short Breaks Iceland let you experience the best of this amazing island

Action-packed, year-round, short break, featuring visits to the see the country's foremost natural attractions in The Golden Circle and experience the world famous Blue Lagoon - an azure, geo-thermal spa set in a lava field. On our exceptional...

4 Days From £1059


Two whales in the Azores, a favourite destination from our Whale Watching Holiday Ideas

Head to Pico in the Azores, one of the world’s top 10 whale watching destinations, where you’ll embark on several sea expeditions as you search for incredible water-based giants. Pico is home to many unique Whale species including Northern Bottlenose Whales, Pilot Whales and Sowerby’s Beaked Whales, amongst others. There is also an abundance of dolphins in these waters making any whale watching experience here a truly unforgettable one! What’s more, on land there is a fascinating Whaler’s Museum where you can discover the integral history of these awe-striking creatures and the whaling industry. See Pico’s marine life for yourself on any of the Whale Watching Holiday Ideas below.

Azores: Whale Watching Week in the Azores

Our Whale Watching Week promises an incredible experience in an amazing location

Thrilling, nine day, summer, whale watching holiday featuring five, three hour, sea expeditions in one of the world’s best whale watching locations, with ample time to explore the Azorean island of Pico. Home to an abundance of marine life, the...

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Not found your ideal trip amongst our Whale Watching Holiday Ideas? Fear not as we specialise in tailor made holidays. Simply let us know your dream destination, which Whales you’re hoping to see, the time of year you’d like to visit and any other activities which you’d like try and we’ll do our utmost to put together your perfect getaway. Give us a call today on 0333 800 2033 or speak to one of our friendly travel advisors using our online chat system (during office hours).

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