Brings you the best marine ecotourism experiences in Europe

Best whale & shark watching experiences in Europe

Treat your family to an extraordinary, educational adventure!

Few experiences make such a lasting imprint on our brain than the first time we see a whale.  A close encounter with one of the most remarkable creatures on the planet is a life-changing experience that immediately opens a window of both amazement and curiosity for the blue realm. Whales, dolphins, porpoises, sharks…big marine mammals and large fish live freely in the blue seas that wash Europe’s shores. Some of them sometimes love to get close to the coast and can easily be seen swimming afar on a clear day from a cliff or from the beach. Others thrive in deep waters and only can be seen by those who venture into the big blue.

Watching whales is an exhilarating adventure that can be enjoyed by everyone. All along Wildsea Europe’s destinations you will find activities suited for all ages, from whalewatching activities in larger boats offering a perfect setting for short family excursions to activities geared to the more adventurous travel, seeking a more profound experience.

From the rugged coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way, to Europe’s most southerly point in Tarifa, up to the Mediterranean waters that wash Barcelona and all the way into the Ligurian and the Adriatic seas you can treat your family and yourself to an unforgettable wildlife travel experience. Why watch it on TV when you can watch them on the spot and celebrate them wild and free?

Discover the best marine wildlife destinations in Europe

Forte da Baralha

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Forte da Baralha

Madeira

Portugal Madeira Islands Madeira

Causeway Coast & Glens

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens

Fanad Head

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Fanad Head

Tossa de Mar

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Tossa de Mar

Umag & Novigrad

Croatia Istria Umag & Novigrad

North Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen North Inishowen

Newquay

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay

Götaland

Sweden Götaland

Cap de Creus

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Cap de Creus

Norrland

Sweden Norrland

County Sligo

Ireland County Sligo

Lobeira Islands

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Lobeira Islands

Brijuni National Park

Croatia Istria Brijuni National Park

Hemptons Turbot Bank

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Hemptons Turbot Bank

El Cabron

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria El Cabron

Costa Daurada

Spain Catalonia Costa Daurada

Inishtrahull Island

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Inishtrahull Island

El Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava El Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter Natural Park

Portnoo

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Portnoo

Rovinj

Croatia Istria Rovinj

Central Wales

UK Wales Central Wales

Malin Head

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Malin Head

Pula & Medulin

Croatia Istria Pula & Medulin

Illa Coelleira

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Illa Coelleira

Illas Sisargas

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Illas Sisargas

Blasket Islands

Ireland County Kerry Blasket Islands

Farol da Guia

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Farol da Guia

Catalonia

Spain Catalonia

Trawbreaga Bay

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Trawbreaga Bay

Arranmore Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Arranmore Island

Gemeos Pequenos

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Pequenos

Parque das Gorgonias

Portugal Algarve Portimao Parque das Gorgonias

Lanzarote

Spain Canary Islands Lanzarote

Illa de Rua

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Rua

The Volnay

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area The Volnay

Labin & Rabac

Croatia Istria Labin & Rabac

County Donegal

Ireland County Donegal

Pedra da Nau

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Pedra da Nau

The Glens of Antrim

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens The Glens of Antrim

Ponta da Passagem

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Ponta da Passagem

Pedra da Âncora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra da Âncora

Castle Beach and Silversteps

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Castle Beach and Silversteps

Basque Country

Spain Basque Country

Tenerife

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife

Liguria

Italy Liguria

Aries Shipwreck

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Aries Shipwreck

Costa Brava

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava

Mulroy Bay

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Mulroy Bay

The Quies

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Quies

Jardim das Gorgonias

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Jardim das Gorgonias

Sliabh Liag

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Sliabh Liag

Bota de Fora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Bota de Fora

Cornwall

UK Cornwall

Tixoso

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Tixoso

Porth Rock Reef

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay Porth Rock Reef

Skye and Lochalsh

UK Scotland Highlands Skye and Lochalsh

Tarifa

Spain Andalusia Cadiz Tarifa

Portnablagh Beach

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Portnablagh Beach

El Hierro

Spain Canary Islands El Hierro

Cape Kamenjak

Croatia Istria Cape Kamenjak

Gilstone Reef

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Gilstone Reef

Tory Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Tory Island

South Wales

UK Wales South Wales

Baia da Armacao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Baia da Armacao

Illa de Ons

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Ons

Punta Socastro

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Punta Socastro

Porec

Croatia Istria Porec

Pednathise Head

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Pednathise Head

La Palma

Spain Canary Islands La Palma

Lisbon region

Portugal Lisbon region

Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Terres de l'Ebre Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park

Garraf Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Garraf Natural Park

Malin Beg

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Malin Beg

El Palmar

Spain Andalusia Cadiz El Palmar

Praia da Duquesa

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Praia da Duquesa

Pedra do Meio

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Meio

Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen

Lough Swilly

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Lough Swilly

Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Svealand

Sweden Svealand

Spiros

Portugal Algarve Portimao Spiros

Ballycastle and Rathlin

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Ballycastle and Rathlin

Pedra do Leao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Leao

Hatt Rock

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Hatt Rock

Gobbins and Larne

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Gobbins and Larne

Grianan of Aileach

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Grianan of Aileach

Dragonera Island

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca Dragonera Island

Jardim do Vau

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim do Vau

North Wales

UK Wales North Wales

Vrsar & Vuntana

Croatia Istria Vrsar & Vuntana

River Gurara - Popa

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra River Gurara - Popa

Las Raras

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Las Raras

Cita Wreckage

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Cita Wreckage

La Gomera

Spain Canary Islands La Gomera

Porto Santo

Portugal Madeira Islands Porto Santo

Manacles Reef

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Manacles Reef

Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

Teelin

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Teelin

HMS Scylla

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall HMS Scylla

West Wales

UK Wales West Wales

Falmouth Area

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area

Kornati National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Kornati National Park

Gemeos Grandes

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Grandes

Krka National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Krka National Park

Algarve

Portugal Algarve

Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Pedra do Mariano

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra do Mariano

Underwater Canyons of Maresme

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Underwater Canyons of Maresme

Causeway Coast

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast

The Syracusa

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Syracusa

Costa Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona

St John's Point

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay St John's Point

Portofino

Italy Liguria Genoa Portofino

Cabo Raso

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Cabo Raso

Pedras de Portimao

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedras de Portimao

Fuerteventura

Spain Canary Islands Fuerteventura

Ponta de Rana

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Ponta de Rana

Cinque Terre

Italy Liguria Genoa Cinque Terre

Owey Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Owey Island

Highlands

UK Scotland Highlands

Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Gran Canaria

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria

Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Barcelona

Talland Bay

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Talland Bay

Istria

Croatia Istria

SS Hildebrand

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais SS Hildebrand

Illa de Salvora

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Salvora