Whale study week in Newfoundland

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2017: 9 Jul, 16 Jul

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Responsible tourism: Whale study week in Newfoundland

The planet's largest gathering of humpback whales off the Newfoundland and Labrador coast is also one of the least studied. We collect census information (tail photographs) and coordinate the collection of data from around the province and contribute this information to Allied Whale, the organization coordinating the global humpback census effort. We also contribute other useful whale data as appropriate to whale scientists around the world. Our developmental website is working to coordinate the collection of whale data off this rich part of the ocean since nobody else is doing it…and because whales are such an important indicator of ocean health.

All of our programs feature local hosts/leaders and all distribute non resident travellers to remote areas where they enjoy local services and hospitality ranging from boat tours to delicious homemade bread and local sub-arctic berry jams.

A National Geographic survey of guest satisfaction looked at the ethic of sustainability and educational emphasis of these very enjoyable excursions, and resulted in National Geographic Adventure Magazine listing our company as one of the best Adventure Travel companies on earth.

Reviews of Whale study week in Newfoundland

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Where to start? Could it be the close encounters with puffins? Or the white beaked dolphins playing with a humpback whale calf? The spotting of an Osprey nest on top of the telegraph pole? Moose spotting? Trying to find the lighthouse on Care Spear (fog!)Or the tour leader singing local balads whilst travelling to our next wildlife encounter? Or being 'screeched in' in St. John's memorial park? ...most memorable? ALL OF IT!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Remember NewfoundLAND is vast! Do not underestimate the distances between places you visit.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes - we went out with local boat-tour operators, ate in local (and special) places that were off the beaten track.
Identification of whale flukes - a mother was spooted with a calf - adult last seen in 2004, and now returned with a calf, great to have this local knowledge and help with whale recognistion and recording.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Fabulous...what I expected and more. Please visit NewfoundLAND and use this operator.

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