Whale Watching

Certain species of whales, like the Humpback, leave the Antarctic region annually and migrate to the seas of Bahia, specifically in Abrolhos, to breed. Along this route, they pass by Ilhabela, where many are spotted between the months of May and September.

In collaboration with the Humpback Whale Institute, several monitoring cameras have been installed on the island, facing the São Sebastião Channel. Tour agencies use this information to offer whale-watching excursions. Some boats are even equipped with sonars for an enhanced experience.

Naturally, we’re not talking about visiting whales in aquariums. So, a bit of luck is also needed. But those who have the privilege of seeing them will never forget the experience.