Ecuador Travel
Whale watching
Whale watching
Whale watching
Whale watching

Whale watching

Along the Ecuadorian coast, we can find many places that offer whale tourism. The infrastructure and services differentiate one site from another, however, the most important thing is the security they may have with the boat and the crew in charge, which should be made up of a captain, sailor and naturalist guide.

From the north in Esmeraldas, whale tours are offered in Atacames and Súa. With option of coastal dolphin tours from Mompiche, Muisne and Pedernales to Cojimies. In the province of Manabí, from Pedernales, Jama (Punta Don Juan, Punta Prieta, Punta Ballena, among others), Crucita, Bahía de Caráquez, Manta, Puerto Cayo and Puerto López.

The La Plata Island or small Galapagos from Puerto López, is an option to walk and also do whale watching. In Santa Elena, Salinas and Ayangue. We can observe dolphins in the Guayas from Puerto El Morro and finally in Machala from Santa Rosa.

Where to do it?


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Montañita, included in the World Network of Surf Cities in 2016 (WSCN), is a favorite area for national and international tourists to practice this sport. In the streets of this…

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min 77°F max 48°F
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min 68°F max 86°F

Machalilla National Park

The Machalilla National Park is one of the most extensive protected areas of the Ecuadorian coast that is located in Manabí and that includes the cantons of Montecristi, Jipijapa and…

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min 74.3°F max 76°F
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