Whale Watching in Galapagos

by CDH
(NJ, USA)

Are there any whale watching excursions in the Galapagos. We are thinking of doing a land based trip.

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The ideal months for whale watching in Galapagos are July, August and September.

During these times, rich upwelling's and nutrients come up to surface waters and the whales take advantage of that.

Visitors from our Galapagos Land Tours or from Metropolitan Touring's cruise ships have had wonderful encounters with humpback whales, particularly around the Islands of Bartolome and Espanola (Hood) where these amazing creatures and they calves have been spotted.

Newborn calves reach from 3 to 5 meters (9.8- 16 ft) of length with a weight of 1.5 tons. They survive for 8 to 10 months solely with the female's fat-rich milk, and they double their size during the first year.

Also Between June and September, in the coasts of Ecuador, the Humback Whales (Megáptero novaeangliae) migrate from Antarctica in search of the warmer and calmer waters along the Ecuadorian coastline, in front of Machalilla National Park for their mating rituals.

One of the most outstanding features of these cetaceans is the harmonious sounds they make underwater, like concerts of melodious sounds that continue to fascinate us.

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