Whale Watching

What is whale watching?

whale watching‘Whale watching’ is the observation of whales and dolphins in their natural habitat / environment. Here, the emphasis lays on whales and dolphins, as dolphins belong to the biological order of whales (Latin: cetacean, from cetus = whale).

No matter if you watch humpback whales during their mating rituals off Hawaii, pilot whales off the Canary Islands or river dolphins in the Amazon, all this is termed ‘whale watching’. The persons who observe whales are called “whale/dolphin observer” or “whale watcher”.

Information on the topic Whale Watching:

Types of whale watching

Whale versus dolphin observation

Development of the whale watching tourism

Merits of whale watching tourism

Effects of whale watching on whales and dolphins

Legal regulations

Protected areas for whale watching?

Environmental problems

Information for whale watching tourists

Things you as a tour operator or travel agent can do to protect cetaceans

Resources and literature on the topic

The Canary Islands regulations on whale watching