From blue whales in California and humpbacks in Mexico to the magnificent orcas of Iceland, here are 10 of the best places in the world to see these mesmerising marine mammals in real life.
1. Right whales in South Africa
Heading out to sea isn’t everyone’s cup of tea – and you don’t have to if you go to the small fishing village of Hermanus, overlooking the Atlantic two hours east of Cape Town. Southern right whales come to calf and mate off this coast between June and November, performing their acrobatics incredibly close to the shore. Tailor-made specialist Turquoise Holidays includes a visit to Hermanus on its 10-day South Africa itinerary.
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