Join us onboard for our spectacular Zanzibar Whale Watching Safari!
Tanzania’s Indian Ocean is home to one of the least known populations of Humpback Whales in the world. For this reason, our Zanzibar Whale Watching Safari is the perfect way to see these beautiful animals in their natural environment!
HUMPBACK WHALE SEASON
Herds of migrating Humpback Whales and their calves arrive in these warm tropical waters of Zanzibar in late July. Significantly, August is now becoming the most popular month for sightings. Humpback whales pass through these waters on their migration route between July and the end of October each year. Furthermore, during the season it is possible to see them during one of our organised Whale Watching Safaris. Also, during other boat-based activities in and around Zanzibar and Pemba.
At close range, Humpback Whales are easily distinguished from any other large whale by their remarkably long flippers. Amazingly, their flippers are approximately one-third of the length of their body!
In recent years, many different humpback whales around Zanzibar have often approached boats for “friendly” encounters. Furthermore, this phenomenon has been increasing over the years. Its probably related to a new generation of whales curious about boats.
WHALES THAT OCCUR IN ZANZIBAR’S WATERS
– Humpback Whale
– Sperm Whale
– Blainville’s Beaked Whale
– Shortfinned Pilot Whale
– False Killer Whale
The most commonly found species of dolphins in our waters here in Zanzibar are as follows:
– Spinner Dolphins
– Rizzo’s Dolphins
– Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins
– Common Bottlenose Dolphin
Other dolphin species not so commonly seen include:
– Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphins
– Frazer’s Dolphins
– Pan-Tropical Spotted Dolphin
“WHALE AWARE POLICY”
In conclusion, our policy here at Zanzibar Yacht Charter is to adhere to a code of conduct that minimises the disturbances and negative impact on the whales and dolphins we encounter. Furthermore, we also try to record as much data as possible during these encounters so as to help contribute to the conservation of these beautiful animals. You are very welcome onboard and please feel free to assist when it comes to gathering information whilst we are out there!
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