Whale watching is a fascinating scene of watching some of the largest sea mammals on earth cohabiting in their natural habitat. This can be a thrilling experience if planned for in advance, and proper research goes in before the actual tour. Being privy to what to expect and preparing well for a whale-watching tour is one of the critical aspects of a successful whale-watching experience. Follow the following tips for a successful whale watching tour:
Book your whale watching trip with a reputable tour company
Whale watching is a thrilling experience if you book a whale watching tour company that knows all your expectations and gives educated advice to its clients. It is the obligation of their clients to follow guidelines given for their whale watching tour to end well with well-met expectations. As a client, you should arrive in time to allow you to acclimatize with the environment and for briefing. This tour should be a relaxing moment. Rushing around will ruin the whole thing.
Follow marine weather forecast strictly
It will make no economic sense to spend a fortune on a trip that will face extreme weather challenges. The weather man is the man in the middle between your whale-watching tour unless you love rough cruising and being splashed with waves, but whale-watching tour operators will not let you in the sea when they know it is unsafe. If it is your first time in the sea and you are not sure of your sea sickness or motion sickness status, you better arm yourself with relevant medication before entering the sea.
Check the latest sightings
Your tour company will guide you accordingly, but you should keep in mind that whales are wild animals living in their natural habitats and they can migrate as they wish, where they were spotted the last time might not guarantee the next batch of tourists that they will still be found in the same location. But it is better to check the latest sightings before embarking on the trip. If you get a chance to see whales in their natural habitat, make use of cameras to capture the moment. It might not be the same all the time. And if you are not lucky to see any of the sea mammals, appreciate the moment and explore other options such as sea birds, dolphins and other marine life that you might come across. You might be lucky the next time you come.
Pack well for your adventure in the sea
Weather can become extreme in the middle of the cruise, therefore, it is imperative that you pack well for the day just in case weather conditions change, or heavy rain pours. Remember it can get as low as 15 degrees centigrade in the sea or even lower. Dress in several layers and wear sturdy and rubber soled shoes plus a rain jacket just in case.
Don’t forget your camera
It is important to capture every moment of your encounter with the whales in the sea if you are lucky. And pack well all the necessary accessories so you don’t miss any memorable moments in case the battery dies. Keep alert while exploring the sea because all those captivating moments you see in the photos were captured the same way you will.