There are many places around the world where you can enjoy the most fascinating marine tours. Coastal regions can be richly diverse and often undisturbed, especially where conservation has been given priority. Whether you take to the water for a wildlife cruise or travel along the shoreline of almost every country you will find plenty of marine life to study. Pelagic tours are ever-popular ways of combining birds and cetacean sightings. Take a day trip from Lisbon to Portugal’s nutrient-rich...
There are many places around the world where you can enjoy the most fascinating marine tours. Coastal regions can be richly diverse and often undisturbed, especially where conservation has been given priority. Whether you take to the water for a wildlife cruise or travel along the shoreline of almost every country you will find plenty of marine life to study.
Pelagic tours are ever-popular ways of combining birds and cetacean sightings. Take a day trip from Lisbon to Portugal’s nutrient-rich Tagus estuary to marvel at the diversity of birdlife that congregates there. You can even contribute to marine conservation by helping to collect data during the trip. Or travel along the Yorkshire coast in England or the rocky islets off Wales and Scotland to admire important seabird colonies.
What about sailing from the southern shores of Spain to Morocco? The Straits of Gibraltar are a pinchpoint that concentrates the passage of whales and dolphins, making them easier to spot in good numbers. Or follow the continental shelf as it wraps around Sri Lanka, where Blue Whales pass close by on their annual moves from their breeding grounds.
On the other side of the world, wildlife cruises around New Zealand or Australia’s waters are a seabird extravaganza, with whales and dolphins also being seen on migration. The coastal areas of South America – Chile, Argentina and the Falkland Islands – or the seas off South Africa are just some of the fantastic spots for whale watching and ocean-going bird species to be found around the world.
Another great whale watching area is close to the Atlantic islands of the Azores. Once renowned for its whaling industry, this Portuguese outpost is now better known for the wide range of marine mammal species that pass by on migration.
To really focus on finding the species you most want to see on a marine wildlife tour you need the expert knowledge provided by a Blue Sky Wildlife tour operator. You can contact them direct using the enquiry form on each operator’s page and discuss their organised marine tours or the possibility of creating something bespoke.
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