Be at eye level with the whale
It will seem like a dream to you: rocked by the waves you float on the surface of the wide ocean. The blue sky above you. Below, the mysterious darkness of the ocean floor lures you. Silently, a gigantic shadow rises out of nowhere and slowly drifts towards you. The whale, weighing 40 tons and over 20 meters long, floats slowly, almost motionless and gently past you. For a brief moment, a few seconds, your eyes are meeting. An experience you will never forget in your life. Our goal is to make such a dreamlike encounter possible for you.
For animals and humans to meet harmoniously there are certain rules to follow. Of course, we fully conform to local regulations. In addition, Moby Dick Tours formulated additional principles which we insist on being respected by our local partners. If a whale is in sight, we do not approach it immediately. First, we observe whether the ocean giant is behaving calmly. If this is the case, we glide into the water and drift calmly towards it, orderly and in a respectful distance. We leave everything else to the initiative of the whale. We are guests in its territory. Patience and respect are prerequisites for stress-free encounters with marine mammals. If the whales are travelling at a higher speed or are jumping out of the water, we watch this fantastic spectacle from the safety of the boat.
Swimming with whales also requires a minimum of physical fitness. Participants should meet the following requirements:
- You swim independently up to 100 meters.
- Ideally, you have already snorkeled in your life and master the handling of diving mask, snorkel and fins. Otherwise you will take part in an introduction.
- You do not have any trouble getting out of the water on a ladder quickly and without additional help.
Nature cannot be programmed, so we never know exactly when we will meet the exciting sea creatures and what the interactions will look like. However, the chances of meeting whales or dolphins are very good because we are in the right place at the right time.