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This may not be Moby Dick, but this whale sure knows how to flaunt it; spot wildlife like this on our top whale-watching adventures
This may not be Moby Dick, but this whale sure knows how to flaunt it; spot wildlife like this on our top whale-watching adventures
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Top 10 Whale-Watching Destinations

The Azores, Portugal

An isolated island chain in the midst of the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores and its people are intimately connected to the sea. It’s fitting then, that these Portuguese-owned islands would attract beautiful whales to their nearby shores. Of the nine volcanic islands that compose the chain, the best whale-watching is to be had in the waters between Faial, Pico, and São Jorge, where plentiful fish supplies entice abundant water mammals from April through October, including the most frequently sighted sperm and short-finned pilot whales. You can hire a tour boat to observe them from any of the islands, but Pico is considered the most scenic of all for whale-watching adventures.

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