The best locations to see whales in January and February are Hawaii, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Antarctica with blue whales appearing along the Baja California Peninsula on America’s west coast.
In March, whales can also be seen in Greenland, Argentina and off the coasts of the Canary Islands, as well as the locations mentioned for January and February.
Whales can be spotted in Hawaii, Greenland, Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Canary Islands and the Azores during April and blue whales can be seen in the Azores in May.
South Africa sees the start of its whale watching season in May (lasting through to November) with Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska and the Arctic citing June as the place to be for whales, with blue whales commonly observed off the Monterey coast of California from June to October.
Into July and August you’ll find whales in Tonga, Argentina and the Lofoten Islands but no longer in Alaska nor in New Zealand, come August.
Blue whales can be found off the south coast of Australia in September right the way through to December and November sees whales return to Antarctic waters as well as off the coast of Hawaii.