Madagascar humpback watching

It is difficult to express the emotions and awe that you feel when you are watching humpback whales in their natural habitat. Their regal grace, peaceful aura and tranquility are in stark contrast to their awesome size, with some reaching 36 feet in length. Making the experience one you will remember for the rest of your life.

The narrow channel found between Madagascar and Ile Marie is one of the areas where you can view humpback whales between July and September. They pass here on their way to their breeding grounds giving whale watchers a chance to come close to these humble giants. You can select from various tours that include Madagascar whale watching in their itinerary.

The Masoala National Park is another place that you can visit after you are done with your whale watching quest. Situated at the edge of the Antongil Bay, it encompasses 840 square kilometers of land, and has no discernable roads. Endemic species, ancient forests, clear and unexplored beaches are some of the features that will amaze you. The bay is a breeding ground for whales so you will see more there.

The warm waters of Sainte Marie, off the Eastern coast of Madagascar, popularly known as “Nosy Boraha”, act as a shelter for humpback whales coming in from Antarctica. You can view the whales while on land, or out at sea on a tour boat.

The tours will allow you to view other marine life apart from the humpback whales. The indo-pacific humpbacked, bottlenose, and spinner dolphins are other sea creatures that will truly amaze you, giving you an opportunity to capture this magic on camera. Tour operators will be averse to approaching the whales too closely given that this is the breeding season, but you will have an opportunity to hear their wailing, eerie calls.