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 £1119 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 £1159 per person
coconut court beach hotel + bay gardens hotel

Coconut Court Beach Hotel + Bay Gardens Hotel

Venture to a real Caribbean warmth and laid-back hospitality at the Coconut Court Beach Hotel, an exceptionally cosy...

From £1189 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 £1219 per person
papillon by rex resorts + hawksbill beach by rex resorts

Papillon by Rex Resorts + Hawksbill Beach by Rex Resorts

Nestled upon Rodney Bay, The All-inclusive Papillon by Rex Resorts boasts direct access to the pristine white sands of...

From £1269 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 £1309 per person
royal by rex resorts + coconut bay resort and spa

Royal by Rex Resorts + Coconut Bay Resort and Spa

The Royal by Rex is an all-suite resort located on the beautiful Reduit Beach in St Lucia. Set in its own well-tended...

Talk to a specialist

damien

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

Opening hours 10:30 - 18:30 GMT

Related articles for St Lucia

St Lucia News

Browse all St Lucia News

St Lucia launches hurricane holiday guarantee

The Caribbean island of St Lucia is offering tourists a new unique holiday guarantee. The island's tourism authority has launched the holiday guarantee programme to cover travel cancellations in the case of a hurricane in the region. Holidaymakers will be covered if they have had to cancel their holiday to the island prior to their arrival or if their holiday has been cut short due to a hurricane.

Royal St. Lucia Resort and Spa enters TripAdvisor's coveted hall of fame for second time

The Royal St. Lucia Resort and Spa has been named in the coveted TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for the second time in 10 years. The accolade is given to hotels that have won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row. The resort sits on Reduit Beach in St Lucia and has 94 guest rooms and suites, as well as two restaurants, two bars, a spa, a fitness centre and a water sports centre.

Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet owner reveals plans for new Jade Sea Resort in St Lucia

The award-winning Jade Mountain resort in St Lucia could soon have a new sister resort. The owners of the luxurious Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet sister properties have revealed plans to develop the new Jade Sea resort. The new resort would be separated from Jade Mountain by a ridge, and it would face the Pitons and would be fully open on the south side, with 24 guest rooms and suites.