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Where can you swim with whales?

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Asked by: Gary Rodke

Tahiti and Mo’orea are the main spots to swim with whales. You can choose from swimming with them every day, or booking a day trip and enjoying the waterfalls, swimming with rays, and other activities on Tahiti and Mo’orea as well during your trip.

Can you still swim with whales?

Generally, swimming with whales is illegal, dangerous and a bad idea to approach this large marine mammals. It is even worse to go close to their calves.

Where is the best place to swim with humpback whales?


The Vava’u archipelago in northern Tonga is perhaps the famous place in the world for swimming with humpback whales— and for good reason. The islands form a natural nursery for migrating humpback whales between July and November, allowing them to raise their calves in peace.

Where can you go to swim with orcas?

If you want to know where to dive with orcas, read on!

  • New Zealand. Tutukaka, New Zealand is the gateway to the Poor Knights Islands, one of Jacques Cousteau’s favorite dive sites. …
  • Costa Rica. Playas del Coco is a hot spot for bull shark fans, but orcas swim in these waters as well. …
  • Norway.

Where can you dive with blue whales?

The Best Places for Blue Whale Watching

  • Saguenay – St. Lawrence Marine Park, Québec. …
  • Reykjavík and Húsavík, Iceland. …
  • Pico Island, Azores. …
  • Monterey Bay, California. …
  • Baja California Sur, Mexico. …
  • Mirissa, Sri Lanka. …
  • San Diego, California.

Has a whale ever eaten a human?

Despite occasional reports of whales scooping people into their mouths, it’s incredibly rare—and for all but one species, swallowing a human is physically impossible. On Friday, a lobster diver made headlines when he described miraculously surviving being “swallowed” by a humpback whale off Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

How much does it cost to dive with whales?

Only a handful of boat operators receive permits to go near the whales each year, and each boat can only take a small number of people, so booking your trip early is important. Most excursions, which are easy to book online, are five to eight days long, and prices range from about $3,500 to more than $7,000.

How much does it cost to swim with orcas?

How much does it cost to go snorkeling with orcas? Most liveaboard trips in Norway to swim with orcas cost between $5,195-$6,427 (USD).

Where is the best place in the world to see whales?

Anthony, Newfoundland, Canada. Newfoundland offers the chance to witness and incredible number of whale species. Its waters are inhabited by 22 different species of whale, including minke, orca, blue, sperm and the largest popular of humpback whales on Earth.

Are whales friendly?

From a historical perspective, whales do appear to be non-aggressive. Their relatives, the dolphin’s species, tend to be very friendly and curious towards humans, often displaying a desire to greet and meet people.

Can I swim with orcas?

Is it safe to swim or dive with Orcas? Yes, however, you have to be very cautious, because they are still wild animals and need attention all the time. Orcas owe their name “killer whale” to the early whalers Because they apparently attacked and killed all other animals, even the largest whales.

Can you swim with whales in Hawaii?

Humpback Whale Season – December to May. At Oahu Diving we occasionally get the honors of seeing and yes swimming with these majestic big mammals of the sea. There has been numerous times where we have actually had humpback whales swim right by us on a particular reef. This is both lucky and very rewarding.

Can you swim with whales in Fiji?

Some tour operators offer swimming with and snorkeling experience with spinner dolphins and whales. It can be a unique opportunity, especially when they are in a playful mood. Or you can simply watch these giant mammals from aboard. Another popular spot for marine excursions is Beqa Island lagoons.

Will whales hurt you?

Humpback whales are by nature mostly gentle and non-aggressive animals, so it is very unlikely for them to do any harm to a human. They are however very large and curious and will sometimes approach boats.

Can you swim with whales in Mexico?

Where Can You See Whales in Mexico? Liveaboard diving in Mexico is extremely popular with divers looking to encounter large pelagics and is one of the only places in the world where you can swim with humpback whales.