Every winter humpback whales migrate from Greenland to the tropical waters to mate.
When you think about it, people are doing just the same, considering that the high season on the tropical islands starts in winter which means that in this period of the year tropical islands are most visited by the tourists.
Also, tropical islands are considered to be the most attractive places for honeymoons and weddings. In fact, there is no easier way to plan a wedding than in one of the tropical islands.
From January to mid of March in the tropical islands, it’s a season for whale watching. So, if you’re visiting any of the tropical islands probably the most popular trips are those for whale watching. Although tour operators provide educational tips during these trips there are a few things everyone should know before taking a trip for whale watching.
Whale watching trips
These trips should be calm and well controlled with a deep concern for the animal’s well-being. Since the whale’s behavior is not completely understood, the advice of the experts while whale watching is to not enter the water. In that way, you are protecting yourself and the animal as well.
Whales shouldn’t ever be harassed and if they are disturbed in any way they should be left alone. This will include rapid changes in direction or speed, prolonged diving or tail slapping. When mothers and calves are swimming together they shouldn’t be separated. The noise also should be on minimum. The boat needs to avoid any changes in speed, direction or noise level. The boats should always stay out of the whales’ path so they are not forced to change directions. If the whales approach the boat has to stop. Do not buy whale products since they are strictly protected under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).