Nosy Boraha, Sainte Marie Island, One of the last sanctuaries for Humpback Whales
From June to September every year, Sainte Marie’s plays host to thousands of humpback whales that come to find a mate and give birth in its calm, shallow waters. An astonishing experience for whale watchers.
Experience the fantastic mating rituals, spectacular breaches, and impressive pectoral and tail fin slaps; a curious calf « people watching » close to the boat, is summoned away by its watchful mother. Hear whale songs. Every year, for 10 days in early July, the Festival of Whales celebrates these great cetaceans.