In Puerto Rico the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea are full of amazing creatures, including whales. Every winter, humpback whales visit us for two to three months to rest, mate, and care for their young.
The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
The humpback whale
is a species of baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 m (39–52 ft) and weigh about 36,000 kg (79,000 lb). The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. It is known for breaching and other distinctive surface behaviors, making it popular with whale watchers. Males produce a complex song lasting 10 to 20 minutes, which they repeat for hours at a time. Its purpose is not clear, though it may have a role in mating.
To see these majestic mammals, keep a lookout for a spray of water straight up into the air. Humpbacks come up for air every 15-20 minutes possibly more often if they are with young.
Come join us for Puerto Rico's premiere whale watching experience. Call us to book your charter: 1-787-675-0909