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The 7 best places to go whale watching

The 7 best places to go whale watching

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Strait of Gibraltar

At its narrowest point the Strait of Gibraltar spans approximately 10 miles and it is here that whales are most prolific. Visitors can hope to see the longfin pilot whale, orca and very lucky tourists might catch a glimpse of a fin or sperm whale. There are approximately 15 families of pilot whales living in the Strait, as well as a number of different dolphin species.

The best time to observe these amazing creatures is from April to October, though the best time of the year to see orca specifically is in July and August. The Gibraltar Straits is a natural crossroad that hosts an extraordinary array of marine life, so it’s definitely one to add to your list of must-do scuba dives before you die if you’re feeling a little adventurous and want to see some whales in person. Plus with a new superyacht marina planned for Gibraltar, this is becoming a great yachting destination.

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