Whale-Watching in Dominica
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Dominica records the highest species counts of resident cetaceans in the southern Caribbean region, so it's not surprising that tour companies claim 90% sighting success for their excursions. Humpback whales, false killer whales, minke, and orcas are all occasionally seen, as are several species of dolphin. But the resident sperm whales (they calve in Dominica's 3,000-foot-deep waters) are truly the stars of the show. During your 3½-hour expedition, which costs about $55 plus tax, you may be asked to assist in recording sightings, data that can be shared with local and international organizations. Although there are resident whale and dolphin populations, more species can be observed from November through February. Turtle-watching trips are also popular.
Anchorage Dive & Whale Watch Center. The Anchorage Dive & Whale Watch Center can arrange whale-watching trips. Anchorage Hotel, Castle Comfort. 767/448–2638. www.anchoragehotel.dm.
Dive Dominica. Dive Dominica is a major whale-watching operator. Castle Comfort Lodge, Castle Comfort. 767/448–2188. www.divedominica.com.
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