Humpback whales are one of the most impressive and majestic species of marine life, and in Ecuador, it is possible to see them up close during their breeding and mating season.
Every year, between the months of June and September, humpback whales migrate from Antarctica to the Ecuadorian coast, in search of warm and safe waters to reproduce and give birth to their young. In Ecuador, humpback whales can be seen in several places, but the main observation point is the coast of the Manabí province, particularly the area around Puerto López.
During this season, male humpback whales sing to attract females, and pairs perform impressive leaps and acrobatics in the water, creating an impressive spectacle for observers. In addition to humpbacks, it is also possible to see other species of whales such as the blue whale and Bryde’s whale.
To observe humpback whales in Ecuador, it is possible to take boat trips from Puerto López and other nearby towns. These excursions are led by specialized guides who have an in-depth knowledge of the local marine life and respect the regulations for whale watching.
It is important to note that humpback whale watching in Ecuador is a regulated and controlled activity to protect the safety and well-being of the whales and guarantee their preservation. It is recommended to contract services with tour operators that follow responsible and sustainable practices.
In summary, humpback whales are a wonder of nature that can be seen up close off the coast of Ecuador during their breeding and mating season. Seeing these huge creatures in their natural habitat is an exciting and unforgettable experience.
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