Humpback Whale Watching
in Manabi, Ecuador is during the months of June -
The Humpback Whale
can be observed throughout the Ecuadorian Coast, specifically along
the Province of Manabi's coastline. This is where the humpbacks
migrate from Antarctica towards to the bodies of warm waters. The
Humpback Whale prefer this environment in order to reproduce and
foster their young. The area also attract Dolphins.
whales are animals that live and
travel in groups of up to
Their average lengths can exceed 16 meters, and weigh over 40 tons.
Whale characterizes themselves to
have the a great repertoire of sounds. Some can last half an hour or
more. The song is produced specially by the males and is part of the
Whales are a species of marine
mammals in extinction danger. Preys of fishing boats during the XIX
and XX century, due to being of slow swimmers. These actions greatly
reduced their population count between 10,000 and 20,000 units
considers to be privileged to house their yearly visit.
Humpback Whale watching tours are bundled with trips / excursions
"Isla de La Plata". Isla de La Plata is a GREAT alternative
to a Galapagos Islands cruise". In Ecuador, Isla de La Plata is
referred to as "Poor Mans Galapagos". It's very simple, you rather
spend $3,000 USD in a Galapagos Islands Cruise or spend $50 USD.
All in a one day trip. These one day excursions offer identical
experiences to a what a full cruise of the Galapagos Islands
offer. In 9 hours you get an "All in One" experience of
while in season. Bird watching blue footed boobies, masked
boobies, albatross, and even Snorkeling.
Isla de la Plata is situated only
17miles off the coast and is home to many similar species to those
of its world famous cousin. Its name ‘Silver Island’ is
derived from the legend that Sir Francis Drake buried treasure
Isla de la Plata is part of the Ecuador's Machalilla
National Park. Renowned
for its abundant and exotic wildlife, exquisite unspoiled beaches
and rich historical past, Isla de la Plata offers fantastic
opportunities for curious travelers. Search for the island's great
number of resident and migratory birds, including blue-footed and
masked boobies, frigate birds, pelicans, and giant albatross. Swim
and snorkel in crystal-clear waters, perhaps coming face-to-face
with a friendly sea lion. Visit a local museum or archaeological
site to observe artifacts from ancient indigenous peoples.
the island are numerous reefs, which has made it a favorite
amongst scuba divers and snorkellers.
Isla de La Plata Day Trips -
Most tours leave the
Port of Lopez at 8:30 AM and return at 6:00 PM. You typically find small
vessels with capacity
up to 16 passengers.
In the passage of
the trip the whales are observed,
at Isla de La Plata, several activities
take place. Long
of up to
3 hours where marine
species of birds are observed.
The grand finale is while you get to
snorkel where the
marine fauna reside. "This is a Sight to Behold"
Knapsack - Bug repellants
- Sun Block -
and bottled water - bathing
suit - wind breaker,
Cap or visor
Hostería La Tortuga Manbi, Ecuador Tel: 04-2- 780-613
Hostería Cabañas La
Watching - Bird Watching - Tour of Isla de La Plata - Tour of the
Tropical Dry Forest - Tour of Tropical Humid Forest - Archaeological
Touts ( AguaBlanca) - Avampe River Basin - The beaches of Los Frailes
- Horseback riding - Bicycling - Kayaking and Snorkeling.