In St. Lucia, we are lucky to have several different species of whale and dolphin in our waters, either resident in the area or passing through. There is something enchanting and exciting about coming face to face with sea creatures which are 60 feet long, weigh approximately 44 tons and make noises that can be heard up to five miles away. The experience of encountering whales in their natural habitat makes for an adventure not easily forgotten. What is even more mind boggling is the affinity that one feels for whales and dolphins when paths cross, even if their appearance is so unlike that of other mammals.
The Caribbean waters have long been noted for their unique aquatic life, coral reefs and tropical fish. St. Lucia is considered to be one of the premiere Whale & Dolphin Watching destinations of the Southern Caribbean. There have been a recorded 25 different marine mammals species found in our waters.