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While Salt Cay is recognised as the best spot for Turks and Caicos whale watching, the Humpback whales can also be seen on their annual migration in the ocean North of Providenciales.
On Beluga we are keeping a sharp lookout for them around the end of January and the beginning of February. If the ocean conditions are right, and our guests are feeling adventuresome, then we can sail on the outside of the reef, in the Atlantic Ocean, to see if we can spot a whale on it’s way to the Silver Banks. This is nature in the wild so we wouldn’t pretend to label a charter “Whale watching”. So far this season we have only had one encounter. We happened across an adult and a juvenile during a full day charter on the 16th of January. After watching with our mouths gaping for some time I finally remembered to get the camera out, just in time to capture this shot of the fluke coming up as the whale dived.
Salt Cay is recognised as the best spot for Turks and Caicos whale watching, check out http://turksandcaicoswhalewatching.com/
For some cool facts and myths about humpback whales have a look at: http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2015/02/02_11_14humpback_fact_vs_fiction.html