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Northern Lights and whale watching holiday in Norway

Northern Lights and whale watching holiday in Norway

Look to the sky for the Lights - to the sea for the whales!
From NKr8,900 5 days ex flights
Small group travel
Mull wildlife holiday in Scotland

Mull wildlife holiday in Scotland

Ultimate week of wildlife spotting on the Isle of Mull
From £785 to £815 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from late April to the end of September
Sea of Cortez whale shark research holiday Mexico

Sea of Cortez whale shark research holiday Mexico

Assist with Whale shark research
From £2,539 to £2,599 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 21 May, 4 Nov
Sri Lanka wildlife and whales tour

Sri Lanka wildlife and whales tour

Whales and the wildlife of Yala National Park
From £2,149 to £2,439 11 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Feb, 15 Mar, 22 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov
2018: 24 Jan, 21 Feb, 14 Mar, 21 Mar, 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov
Swim with humpback whales in Tonga

Swim with humpback whales in Tonga

7 days with Humpback Whales & stay on the islands of Vava'u!
From AU $5,850 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 5 Sep, 5 Oct
Blue Whale tour in the Azores

Blue Whale tour in the Azores

Blue whale, Fin whale & Sperm whale watching
From £990 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 7 May, 14 May
Swimming with Humpback whales, Tonga

Swimming with Humpback whales, Tonga

Join us & the spectacular South Pacific Humpback whales of Tonga!
From AU $5,160 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
Whale watching in the Azores

Whale watching in the Azores

Sustainable whale watching in the beautiful Azorean archipelago
From £580 to £650 7 days ex flights
Small group travel
Whale & dolphin research in Ligurian Sea, Italy

Whale & dolphin research in Ligurian Sea, Italy

Whale and dolphin conservation trip
From €680 to €890 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep
Wildlife holiday in the Isle of Mull, Scotland

Wildlife holiday in the Isle of Mull, Scotland

Spot whales, otters and eagles on Isle of Mull, Scotland
From £625 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from late April to the end of September
Lofoten Islands whale watching & fishing holiday, Norway

Lofoten Islands whale watching & fishing holiday, Norway

Tailored holiday in the magical Lofoten Islands of Norway
From £795 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Polar bear and beluga whale watching tours in Canada

Polar bear and beluga whale watching tours in Canada

Combine the thrill of seeing beluga whales with summer polar bears
From £7,820 9 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged to suit you in July and August
Family whale & dolphin watching holiday, Azores

Family whale & dolphin watching holiday, Azores

A family focused adventure and experience of a lifetime.
From £580 to £650 7 days ex flights
Small group travel
Northern Lights and whale watching holiday in Iceland

Northern Lights and whale watching holiday in Iceland

"Orca & Aurora" Whale Watching and Northern Lights Iceland!
From £660 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 18 Mar
Humpback whale watching holiday in Hawaii

Humpback whale watching holiday in Hawaii

Outstanding Humpback whale watching holiday in Maui, Hawaii
From €2,895 7 days ex flights
Small group travel
Wildlife safari and whale watching in South Africa

Wildlife safari and whale watching in South Africa

5 day Whale watching South Africa add to your safari
From £1,050 5 days ex flights
Small group travel
Swimming with whales in Tonga

Swimming with whales in Tonga

Swim with Humpback Whales for 5 days
From AU $4,175 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 26 Sep
Azores whale and dolphin watching holiday

Azores whale and dolphin watching holiday

A true paradise for nature lovers
From £1,649 to £1,749 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 20 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 2 Sep, 30 Sep
2018: 19 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 1 Sep, 29 Sep
Baja whale watching holiday in Mexico

Baja whale watching holiday in Mexico

Watch whales & dolphins in Baja California
From €2,999 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 Feb
Scotland cruise, Skye and the Small Isles

Scotland cruise, Skye and the Small Isles

A guided wildlife cruise to the Isle of Skye, Scotland
From £1,285 to £1,895 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 20 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 28 Aug, 26 Sep
Northern Lights & arctic adventure holiday in Norway

Northern Lights & arctic adventure holiday in Norway

Vibrant Tromsø & the wilderness of Kvaløya island, Norway
From £1,645 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 9 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2017: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar
Highlights of Iceland self drive holiday

Highlights of Iceland self drive holiday

Amazing self-drive to discover the best of Iceland
From €1,100 to €2,500 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Norway wildlife holiday

Norway wildlife holiday

Whale watching in Vesterålen Islands in the Norwegian Arctic
From £705 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This holiday is available between June and September.
Whale and dolphin watching in La Gomera

Whale and dolphin watching in La Gomera

Respectful Whale Watching on the Canary Islands
From €595 to €770 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Inside Passage, Seattle to Juneau cruise, Alaska

Inside Passage, Seattle to Juneau cruise, Alaska

The classic Inside Passage cruise from Seattle to Juneau
From £2,790 to £7,190 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 17 Apr, 2 May, 14 May, 15 May, 28 May, 18 Aug, 2 Sep, 8 Sep, 10 Sep, 23 Sep
Inner Reaches Eastern Coves cruise in Alaska

Inner Reaches Eastern Coves cruise in Alaska

Awe-inspiring glaciers, wildlife, and rainforests in Alaska
From £2,200 to £4,650 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 May, 7 May, 19 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 8 Sep, 10 Sep, 23 Sep
Inner Reaches Western Coves cruise in Alaska

Inner Reaches Western Coves cruise in Alaska

Some of southern Alaska's iconic destinations by small ship
From £2,725 to £3,350 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 13 May, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 2 Sep
Humpback whale adventure in tropical Tonga

Humpback whale adventure in tropical Tonga

Swimming with magnificent Humpback Whales in Vava'u Tonga!
From AU $5,680 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 Aug, 24 Aug
Tahiti humpback whale swimming holiday

Tahiti humpback whale swimming holiday

Snorkel with gentle humpback whales in a Tahitian paradise
From AU $5,190 9 days ex flights
Small group travel
Azores small group tour, volcanic wonderland

Azores small group tour, volcanic wonderland

Experience the Azores on São Miguel Island
From £1,285 to £1,635 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct
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reviews for Whale watching holidays

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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
Scotland cruise, Skye and the Small Isles
From
£1,285
excluding flights
Memorable parts? So much: seeing Dolphins, Basking sharks, Minky whale, otter, seals. Making new friends and experiencing 5* dining Tips? You will need good mobility as daily explorations can be over rough terrain. Take good midgy repellent and creams. Local benefits? All animal sightings where recorded and reported back to a central database. Remote isles benefited from additional spend on their produce Overall rating? Both my sister and I loved this holiday.... (more)Barbara Bishop
Mull wildlife holiday in Scotland
From
£785
excluding flights
At one point we were surrounded by a large family of bottle nose dolphins playing (more)Liz Lester
I have the strong feeling that the accommodation and the tours were made with local people seriously engaged in the preservation of nature. It was a great holiday! (more)Luc Deneys
Mull is a wonderful island where you will not find a disappointing view. The wildlife trips organized as part of the holiday package were excellent. Each trip was conducted by very professional and knowledgeable experts covering all aspects of the local flora and fauna. (more)David Hayers
Northern Lights and whale watching holiday in Norway
From
NKr8,900
excluding flights
This holiday was perfect - exactly what was needed! It blows the cobwebs away from normal life, gives you the peace and time to watch the world go by, fantastic food and is the perfect opportunity to see nature at its most incredible. A very positive life experience! (more)Claudia Philps
From meeting the captain and crew, seeing orca, humpback and the northern lights on the first day. We cannot pick out 1 memorable experience, it was all excellent (more)Vicki Binley
A wonderful time. One of our best, most memorable holidays. Not a single negative comment. (more)Daniel Roussel
Wildlife holiday in the Isle of Mull, Scotland
From
£625
excluding flights
Very enjoyable and well organised....The scenery was absolutely stunning even if the weather wasn't great but that's the risk with going to Scotland any time of year. (more)Jennifer Lacey
It was all very enjoyable - the Discover Mull excursion was a particular highlight, when we saw golden eagles flying - among a ton of other wildlife! (more)Louise Keable
Highlights of Iceland self drive holiday
From
€1,100
including domestic flights only
We absolutely loved Iceland! Every day was different to the previous one - the scenery changed but it was all amazing! Absolutely brilliant! (more)Ian Fleming
It was a wonderful trip, a great opportunity to contact with nature. (more)Inés Rodriguez
Amazing, terrific experience which was enhanced by wonderful co-ordination and planning by the tour company (more)Helen Ross
Norway wildlife holiday
From
£705
excluding flights
Best bit: Our drive from Harstad airport to Andenes. The scenery was stunning, the traffic negligible and we spotted a moose, a dolphin and a pair of white-tailed eagles. (more)Susan Churcher
Seeing the Northern Lights - we were lucky to see them as both the night before and after the skies had been too cloudy, it was a very surreal experience - they were so ethereal and beautiful. (more)Amandeep Manget
Sri Lanka wildlife and whales tour
From
£2,149
including UK flights
finally seeing a Leopard in the wild, it was not without its stress as there were too many jeeps trying to populate a very small space but eventually we were lucky and had wonderful views as an adult female came down to drink at a waterhole. (more)Chris Rose
the most memorable part was seeing what I went to see - leopards and whales! (more)Susan Fox
Whale and dolphin watching in La Gomera
From
€595
excluding flights
4.5 star (more)pam telman
We had three boat trips to see the whales and dolphins. All 3 were great we saw animals every time and different ones each day. The crew were friendly and gave lots of information verbal and written. I was particularly moved by their obvious sensitivity towards the mammals. (more)Linda Hudson
The most memorable part was lots of jumping dolphins! I've taken 8 dolphin watching tours in 6 days and managed to see 6 species (Rough-toothed dolphin, Atlantic spotted dolphin, Short-finned pilot whales, Bottlenose dolphin, Common dolphin and Cuvier's beaked whale!!!) (more)Patty Tse
Whale watching holiday in Baja, Mexico
From
€2,950
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? Seeing so many whales, so close to us and they were not stressed in any way. The extra bonus of seeing so many other species while looking for whales. Tips? Follow the guide lines provided by the operator Local benefits? Helped the local economy by using hotels, restaurants, local guides and boatmen. I think the locals were very environmentally and conservation aware and we were benefiting from their system. Overall rating? Fantastic trip on so many... (more)Barbara Haffner
Mexico Whale watching holiday, Grey whales of San Ignacio Lagoon
From
€2,895
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? Meeting the wonderful people, new friends! And above all finally living the dream of being slowly introduced to the incredible Grey Whales of San Ignacio Laguna, also I must add Seeing a Blue Whale in Loreto, something I never thought I would ever see! Everything about this holiday was wonderful,memorable and heartwarming...the only negative thing I could possibly write was having to say Goodbye at the end of it all! Tips? Live every magical moment, don't spend too... (more)Sammie Haines
Blue Whale tour in the Azores
From
£990
excluding flights
Best bits: seeing five sperm whales "socialising" together and swimming in a perfect line, almost managing to synchronise their "blows", catching a great picture of the tail fin of the massive blue whale, seeing the huge side fins of the humpback just under the water giving them an eerie blue colour (more)Tim Hall
Whales, whales and more whales, plus lots of dolphins. (more)Janet Gaten
During our first week on Faial, being lucky enough to see our first blue whale within an hour of setting out in the catamaran.Then seeing over 50 whales (blue, fin, sei, sperm ) and over 100 dolphins (common, bottlenose, rissos ) over the three days. It was amazing. The Azores are an amazing holiday destination, we will be back. (more)David Turley
Azores conservation holiday, whales, dolphins and turtles
From
£1,390
excluding flights
I'll always remember holding the loggerhead turtle when our scientist tagged him. But when we spotted sperm whales socialising, that was spectacular! (more)Cara Kuipers
The diversity of cetaceans is really high in the area. Imagine where else on earth can you encounter 8 cetacean species (blue whale, fin whale, sperm whale, humpback whale, Cuvier's beak whale, pilot whale, bottlenose dolphin, common dolphin) in 7 boat trips? (more)Patty Tse
Sailing & conservation holiday in Greece
From
£544
excluding flights
The whole experience was wonderful. Sotiris, our skipper was fantastic , very professional, kind and fun. This holiday was wonderful...it could not have been better...we should have stayed longer. It really was a very unique experience, very special to me. (more)Joanne David
Excellent! Every aspect was amazing. My partner and I are both deeply grateful to everyone who works for the operator for making such a special and memorable experience. We will almost certainly be booking up again! (more)Alison Crawford
A fabulous holiday. Sotiri and Melita were delightful and knowledgeable hosts. Annie who did the reservations was efficient and friendly. The boat was well equipped, safe and comfortable and the fellow guests good company. (more)Susan Sargeant
Whale watching cruises, Isle of Mull, Scotland
From
£395
excluding flights
Really enjoyed visiting the cairns of Coll in sunlight after a rather wet and miserable crossing . Thrilled to see, albeit a small, basking shark close up. (more)Linda Harvey
The most memorable part of the holiday was the surveys trip ... seeing Minke whales and basking sharks on such a beautiful day - I will remember this for many years to come. (more)John Eversfield
Whale & dolphin research in Ligurian Sea, Italy
From
€680
excluding flights
Seeing dolphins for the first time....Living conditions are certainly not luxurious, but if willing to rough it a little and help out, it is a greatly enjoyable holiday (more)Caroline Corkery
Saw species of Whales that I had not seen before! (more)Ian Hunt
It was definitely one of my best two trips ever. Loved the people in the group, the activities, the animals and the overall experience. I would definitely recommend it. (more)Tania Fernandez
Alaska wildlife cruise
From
CA $5,265
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The whole trip was outstanding from start to finish. The boat was great - large enough to give everyone space but small enough to be personal. The crew were exception and had the holiday, Brian the very experience skipper who had time to talk to everyone and was extremely knowledgeable, Steve nothing was too much trouble, Annie the cook who provided first class food made fresh everyday and Danny the naturalist who was knowledgeable and great fun. And finally the wildlife... (more)Sarah Taylor
Whale watching in the Azores
From
£580
excluding flights
Very good (more)David Bennett
Best bit: Seeing whales and dolphins (more)Mary Chambers
The RIB was great fun and we were lucky enough to see Sperm Whales with a calf and a huge pod of very playful dolphins!! (more)Tasha Gray
Whale study week in Newfoundland
From
CA $3,400
excluding flights
Memorable parts? 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! Tips? Remember NewfoundLAND is vast! Do... (more)Helena Hodges
Swimming with Humpback whales, Tonga
From
AU $5,160
excluding flights
I thought it was an amazing trip, we spent most of our days on the water so it was nice to return to our lovely resort after an incredible day of whale swimming, with my own beach room. I could even see whales passing by from my porch and I could hear them in the evening on one occasion. (more)Claire Bartlett
Most memorable would definitely be the first time that you slip in the water and your eyes take in the huge picture in front of you that is the humpback whales. Phenomenal, breathtaking, hard to describe to anyone who has not seen it. (more)Jenaya Bailey
Getting into the water for the first time with the whales. I really didn't think that we would be so close so to see a mother and calf just hanging in the water right in front of us was truly amazing. It was an honour to be allowed to enter their world and to get just a glimpse if them in the wild. (more)Deborah Marzohl
Baja whale watching holiday in Mexico
From
€2,999
excluding flights
Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation? Yes, very much so (more)MARGARET SPECTOR
Very good overall, wonderful experiences with the highlights of the grey whales and whale sharks. I was pleased that as much as possible we were careful about the trips we were on in terms of environmental responsibility. I felt we were well supported by local people and I hope they feel our visit benefits them! (more)Fiona Buck
Argentina highlights holiday, 12 days
From
US $2,179
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We did not do a 12 day highlights holiday. Instead we contacted the holiday provider direct and with them planned a 19 day trip. See below for views on this process. As far as memorable experiences, the list is endless. Perito Moreno glacier was amazing to see and hear - it really is blue in parts, and it was well worth paying extra to do the mini-trek. A great experience. So was horse-riding with a gaucho. Hiring a car and doing a 4 night circular tour from Salta was great.... (more)Ro Lynam
Sri Lanka wildlife holiday, tailor made
From
£955
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We especially loved the second day of our tour, when we climbed the Sigiriya rock fortress in the morning, had a traditional lunch in a village near Habarana and interacted with the villagers in the afternoon, then saw elephants in Minneriya National Park in the evening. It was a perfect combination of everything that Sri Lanka has to offer. We also really enjoyed the campfire dinner at Big Game Camp in Udawalawe National Park. Tips? Check with the tour company what... (more)Roxana Feier
Northern lights and whales watching cruise in Iceland
From
£1,352
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The thrill of such a variety of remarkable landscapes. It was like being on another planet and truly wonderful. Tips? Make sure you know exactly what is paid for. e.g. just because the trips are on the itinerary don't assume they are included. Also I was told of various ways I could get from the airport to the ship and I booked and paid for a return bus but at the last minute was told Pro-Ocean had arranged for pick-up at the airport. A little lack of organisation.... (more)Jeanette Morrison
Azores whale and dolphin watching holiday
From
£1,649
including UK flights
Memorable parts? Seeing the whales and dolphins, of course! I also really loved the hot springs. And the botanical gardens.....and the tea plantation.......and the food and the great group and Nunu- what an incredibly knowledgeable guide! Tips? Some people were seasick. I took a Kwell, used travel bands and chewed ginger gum and I was fine. I might have been fine without all that - I'll never know. Take clothes for all weathers. Local benefits? Yes, tourism is a very... (more)Jo Fallon
Swim with humpback whales, Tonga
From
AU $5,450
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Snorkelling with Humpback Whales Tips? Tonga is a backpacking destination. Be aware that taxi drivers may over charge if you don't check the fare with them first! Bring insect repellent and bite cream for when it doesn't work! Local benefits? Yes, we stayed at an eco-tourist resort and spent money in local shops when possible. Overall rating? Very good. (more)Ben McLennan
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