Whale watching is one of the most sought after water activities that does not involve swimming or cruising. Most people who are into this kind of activity are either marine biology enthusiasts or families who want to meet these giants of the sea. It is a fun and one-of-a-kind experience that can be enjoyed by anyone at any age, as long as you love whales. To ensure that you get the most out of this activity, there are some steps that you can take beforehand.
Planning (aka Research)
Due to numerous sightings of whale during their migration, whale tours have increased. With further research and observation, reliable companies are able to determine just which is the best time to witness the activity. For example in the early Summer to late Fall, the San Juan Islands are a hot spot for whale sightings. Doing your own research can be handy to help you choose the date or season that you will be having the activity. Aside from this, knowing which type of whales you can expect during the activity adds up to the thrill of the experience.
Knowing the do’s and don’ts can be handy as well in helping you pack the right clothes. Preparation at its finest can only improve your whale watching.
Finding The Right Company for Whale Watching
Whales, no matter how large, are prone to hazards during whale watching if the whale watchers do not adhere to the safety guidelines in the said activity. Unfortunately, some people can have their boats too close to the whale, disturbing their natural activity. This can cause stress and harm if the boat accidentally hits or scrapes the whales. You do not want that to happen during your whale watching activity. Find and book your trip with a trusted company that has proven its adherence to the set guidelines. The whales’ safety as well as that of the watchers must always be prioritized.