These cetaceans arrive every year between June and September from the cold waters of the Antarctic to the pacific coasts of Ecuador. They can be seen in certain parts of the provinces of Manabi, Esmeraldas, Santa Elena and El Oro.
The first ones to arrive are the juvenile males, 8 miles off the coast. But at the end of June, adult whales arrive, which travel more than 4,000 miles to the warm waters of the Pacific in order to mate and have their calves.
Up to 6,000 humpback whales leave each year the Antarctic towards the Pacific Ocean. Their preference for our coasts is due to the low depths, their reefs, the Ecuadorian geology, and to a great extent to the water temperature.
Tourists can take good pictures when they start their courtship and jump.
Humpback whale watching off Ecuadorian coast is a tourist activity that began in 1998, 20 years ago.
During whale watching tours you may also see boobies and dive. The journey lasts three hours. You must sail about 24 miles to the Isla de la Plata.
Then we continue to Cuna Luna Sea Lodge in San Jose to enjoy dinner.
We recommend taking: Beachwear, swimsuit, hat or cap, camera, sunscreen, sneakers, sandals, glasses, backpack.
For more information about whale watching tours please contact us.