Call us today on 020 7644 1755

Whale and Dolphin Watching

Duration: Half Day

whale and dolphin watching

Looking for another outdoor activity to be enjoyed on the beautiful island of St. Lucia? Well if you have already been sightseeing around the island, gone to the Sulphur Springs, shopped around, laid on the beach, hiked and splashed at waterfalls, visited the rainforest, biked, gone on helicopter rides, snorkelling or diving and are wondering what else you can do, there is also the unique whale and dolphin watching opportunity to make for the experience of a lifetime. The excitement you feel when coming in contact with these magnificent mammals is truly amazing and like nothing you will ever experience again!

Dolphins and whales are mammals with unique characteristics which differ from most other mammals hence they are often confused and wrongly classified with other sea creatures. They breathe from a blowhole located at the top of their heads and communicate via sound as their underwater visibility is limited. The sounds are also produced from the blowhole and are a delight to hear. Listen to the whistles, clicks, squeaks, rattles and groans of these huge but gentle creatures while the magnificent Pitons overlook this lively show in the distance as they rise majestically from the beautiful western coastline.

We’ll venture off on a hydrophone equipped boat to spot these Cetaceans. Unlike many other whale watching destinations, St. Lucia allows you to view different species of whales all year round.  There is an 80 % chance of spotting these mammals. Commonly sighted species are Sperm Whales, Pilot Whales, Cuvier’s beaked Whales, False Killer Whales, Pisso’s Dolphins, Bottle-nosed, Fraser Dolphins and the acrobatic Spinner dolphin; occasionally Bryde’s Whales and Humpback Whales.

The thrill of seeing these colossal mammals emerge out of the ocean is indescribable! There is an additional joy of viewing these animals in their natural habitat without causing any disturbance to them. Dolphins are extremely fast swimmers and the energetic Bottle-nose Dolphin will race a speeding boat. The protection of these animals is also of great importance. Visitors are not allowed to swim with these wonderful marine mammals. Feeding the animals or throwing food in the water near the animals is prohibited. These are respectful measures taken to ensure that all visitors continue to enjoy this activity and nothing disturbs the whales and dolphins as they get accustomed to your presence and come near to salute you. We can guarantee that there are very few life experiences that can compare to whale and dolphin watching in the endlessly scenic environment of St. Lucia.

St Lucia Holidays Browse all

Best Value

From £1249 per person
bay gardens inn + coconut bay resort and spa

Bay Gardens Inn + Coconut Bay Resort and Spa

Located in Saint Lucia's prime tourist area of Rodney Bay Village, Bay Gardens Inn offers a wide range of dining and...

From £1259 per person
bay gardens hotel + coconut bay resort and spa

Bay Gardens Hotel + Coconut Bay Resort and Spa

Winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence (2013), Bay Gardens Hotel is located in the heart of St. Lucia, at...

From £1369 per person
st lucian by rex resorts + coconut bay resort and spa

St Lucian by Rex Resorts + Coconut Bay Resort and Spa

St Lucian by Rex Resorts is a well-established hotel, set within tropical landscaped gardens on St Lucia's beautiful...

From £1379 per person
st james's club, morgan bay, st lucia + coconut bay resort and spa

St James's Club, Morgan Bay, St Lucia + Coconut Bay Resort and Spa

Tucked away in a pristine cove on the west coast of St Lucia, the St James's Club, Morgan Bay, St Lucia (formerly Morgan...

From £1429 per person
bay gardens beach resort + coconut bay resort and spa

Bay Gardens Beach Resort + Coconut Bay Resort and Spa

Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in St Lucia, Bay Gardens Beach Resort offers an enchanting mix of natural...

From £1439 per person
anse chastanet resort + windjammer landing villa beach resort

Anse Chastanet Resort + Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort offers an exotic Caribbean getaway for families, honeymooners and couples....

Talk to a specialist

damien

Call 020 7644 1755 to speak with our award-winning travel consultants.

Opening hours 10:30 - 17:30 GMT

Related articles for St Lucia

St Lucia News

Browse all St Lucia News

Dive St Lucia awarded Platinum LEED certification for its energy efficient practices

Dive St Lucia has become the world’s most energy-efficient scuba diving facility, after it was awarded a Platinum LEED certification by the United States Green Building Council. The accolade was celebrated with a poolside ceremony which was attended by was the country’s education minister Dr. Gale Rigobert, who is also responsible for sustainable development.

Boutique Cap Maison in St Lucia launches very own craft beer

The boutique Cap Maison hotel on the tip of the island of St Lucia now has its very own beer thanks to a partnership with the local craft brewing company Antillia Brewing Co. From March, the luxury resort will be serving beer-loving guests The Naked Fisherman St Lucia India Pale Ale, which is named after the hotel’s beach bar and uses local ingredients.

St Lucia to launch SOLEIL - the Saint Lucia Summer Festival this year

St Lucia has announced the line-up for a series of new summer festivals taking place between May and October, 2017. SOLEIL – the Saint Lucia Summer Festival will be made up of six events taking place on the Caribbean island, and will include St Lucia Jazz in May, Roots & Soul in June, Saint Lucia Food & Rum Festival in August, and the Arts & Heritage Festival in October.