Whale watching in Turks & Caicos

Every January to April there is pure excitement in the air as we welcome the year's most anticipated visitors to beautiful Grand Turk: the majestic Humpback Whales.

They migrate from their summer feeding grounds in the North Atlantic to their winter playgrounds in the Caribbean, where they spend approximately three months to find a partner and mate or give birth to a calf conceived the previous year. Turks and Caicos is one of these whale nurseries and its turquoise blue warm waters set a perfect stage for this magical natural spectacle.

Jumping for joy

Mother, calf and escort

Whale watching in Turks and Caicos and the whale behaviour you may witness is different on any given day - sometimes all we get to see is a blow in the distance while other times we are treated to a spyhop beside the boat, powerful tail slaps or impressive full body breaches, not to forget the hauntingly beautiful sound of the males' songs. While new mothers are usually very protective of their young calves, they become more relaxed the older the baby gets and often provide us with the most intense and memorable encounters.

Older calves are braver and more playful

Pectoral fin slapping is a means of communication

Swimming with the Humpback Whales is of course the ultimate thrill and feeling a whale's curious eye looking back at you is a precious moment that will stay with you forever. So join us on a fantastic adventure and meet Grand Turk's Humpback Whales!

For more information on our whale watching trips, please refer to "Our trips".