Check out Aracari founder and CEO, Marisol’s, experience whale watching in the Northern Peru Beaches of Mancora, here.
Whale Watching Peru: The Northern Peru Beaches of Mancora
Experience a half day on the coast of Peru whale watching and swimming with turtles led by a marine biologist guide. Book this tour with Aracari as part of any tailormade trip Peru.
From August to November each year, humpback whales travel thousands of miles from Antarctica to the tropical waters around Mancora to give birth to their offspring. During this reproductive season, male humpbacks display mating techniques that include jumps, as well as fin, tail and head exposure for the female whales- and lucky spectators. Today you can be one of those lucky spectators and adventure out on a boat to see these most impressive creatures along their journey.
After an early morning transport from your Mancora hotel, climb aboard a 46ft yacht to begin your aquatic experience. Take a seat on the shaded upper deck, and keep your eyes peeled as you venture out to sea in search of the massive and often playful creatures. The biologist on board will be happy to answer your questions as you enjoy snacks while crossing the waters.
During the excursion you will make a stop at an inactive oil platform where you can view sea lions and a variety of birds including pelicans, cormorants and frigates. Hop back on the yacht and keep on your way, looking out for dolphins and manta rays that frequent the area along with the seasonal whales.
With luck, you will have several spottings and a few excellent photo-ops before heading to Ñuro cove, also known as “turtle paradise.” Here you can jump in the water and swim alongside tranquil green turtles. After you have enjoyed some time splashing around with the animals, your excursion will finish as you board the yacht and make your way back to the dock.
Contact us today to book a whale watching trip as part of a private, tailormade trip to Peru.