Salinas: Humpback Whales

Salinas: Humpback Whales

This tour takes you to the waters off the coast of Salinas to search for humpback whales. You'll also visit a small whale museum and enjoy lunch.

Featured in:Marine Wildlife, Machalilla National Park
8 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
9:00 AM
Hotel Transport Included
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

This tour departs from Guayaquil in the morning and heads to the seaside resort town of Salinas. The journey to Salinas passes through arid savannah on the Santa Elena Peninsula, exposing travelers to the varied Ecuadorian landscape. The drive takes about two hours.

Once you get to Salinas, you'll board a boat and head out into the ocean to search for humpback whales. Every year the whales come to the waters off Ecuador's coast to mate and birth offspring. Watching the whales swim in pods and jump out of the water is truly a spectacular sight. After this excursion, you'll visit a small whale museum to learn more about these incredible mammals. Lunch is also included in this tour.

In the afternoon you'll return to Guayaquil.

Attraction Visited

Machalilla National Park

As the only coastal national park in Ecuador, the Machalilla National Park sports protected beaches and tracts of dry forest. This makes it one of the best stops along the Ecuadorian coast.

Read more:Machalilla National Park

What to Bring

Comfortable clothing, camera, binoculars, rain jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, and water bottle.

What's included

Private transportation to and from Guayaquil, shared boat, English-speaking guide, and lunch.


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