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Whale Watching in Colombia

Between the months of June and October, people head to Colombia's Pacific coast to get a glimpse of the humpback whale. After a long migration, the whales raise their calves in the area, making whale watching tours a popular activity. The best place to do this is in the protected waters of Parque Nacional Natural Uramba Bahía Málaga.

Tours can be organized in Juanchaco and Ladrilleros. They usually run between 9am and noon.

After a short lecture about the whales and the national park, visitors board boats to take them out to see the whales. The boats head out onto the Pacific Ocean past a few uninhabited islands. They stop after about a half hour and turn their engines off.

The whales don't always jump out of the water and put on a show, but it's still an incredible experience to get so close to these magnificent creatures.

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