Whale Watching in Ecuador

The whale season in Ecuador takes place from June to October each year

(Source: Ecuador.Travel)

The Ecuadorian coasts are the ideal setting for sightings of humpback whales. These cetaceans come close to the Ecuadorian coast to conceive and give birth to their young, providing a fascinating spectacle with their jumps, songs and acrobatics in the water.



The romance of whales
Whales migrate in groups. The first whales arrive in May from Antarctica. The migratory movement that brings them to Ecuador, in addition to mating, allows the calves to be born in a safe and warm environment before leaving for Antarctica to complete the cycle of this monumental species.

Where to Watch Humpback Whales in Ecuador
Along the Ecuadorian coast you can find places to watch whales. The destination has authorized tour operators to carry out whale watching trips, always providing these services with the utmost respect for the natural environment. During boat trips, these cetaceans can be seen at a minimum distance of 100 meters, with the regulation extending to 200 meters when there are calves.

From the north in the province of Esmeraldas, whale tours are offered with the option of coastal dolphin tours. In the province of Manabí, from Pedernales, Jama (Punta don Juan, Punta Prieta, Punta Ballena, among others), Crucita, Bahía de Caráquez, Manta, Puerto Cayo and Puerto López. In Santa Elena you can also enjoy this event in the cantons of Salinas and Santa Elena, while in the province of El Oro this natural spectacle can be appreciated in the Santa Clara Marine Reserve.

Ecuador is a true paradise for nature lovers, offering landscapes and wildlife found nowhere else in the world, each place contributing its own magic and promising to provide unforgettable experiences that capture the essence of this extraordinary destination.

Learn more about whales in Ecuador here.

Source: Ecuador Travel.

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