Every year Humpback whales migrate around 6,000 miles. This amazing aquatic mammal has one of the longest migration journeys on earth. Why does it make this spectacular journey, and what brings it to the warm clear waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands?
Big Blue Collective team member Tanya explains their role in facilitating whale watching: “Whale season is from January to March, with February typically being the most active. Though, this is different every year. The whales migrate through here on their way to the Silver Banks to mate. Getting in the water with a humpback whale is the most amazing and awe-striking thing I’ve done. It never gets old. The excitement that comes over you when you see a whale is like nothing else. Big Blue is well versed in soft water encounters and if you are lucky enough to come across a whale and it’s willing, we will do everything we can to ensure a safe and gentle encounter.”
As the first sightings of whales tend to start sometime in December or January, the whales start to engage in mating activities as well as calving. Many sightings of mother and calf have been photographed in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The winter months are the best time to see humpback whales in the Turks and Caicos.
Where to Find Whale in the Turks and Caicos
To take advantage of this season, check out Big Blue Collective as they’re one of the top whale watching companies in Provo that also offers a wide variety of other tours. Whether you are interested in whale watching while scuba diving or from a boat, be sure to book their tours well ahead of time. Whales come in groups and their presence is sporadic, so you’re never guaranteed a sighting. But, the magic of viewing these amazing mammals is worth the effort.