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We are proud to support Whale Heritage Sites
A global accreditation scheme developed by the World Cetacean Alliance, the scheme recognises outstanding destinations that provide and celebrate responsible and sustainable wild whale and dolphin watching.
The scheme offers the travel industry a route to protect marine wildlife and support sustainable practices.
Whale Heritage Sites can be found across five locations:
- La Gomera marine area, Southwest Tenerife, Spain
- Algoa Bay, South Africa
- Hervey Bay, Australia
- Dana Point, California, US
- Bluff, Durban, South Africa
To qualify for this global accreditation, candidate destinations must meet set criteria which recognise their commitment to cetacean conservation through responsible wildlife interactions and sustainability.
- Encouraging respectful human-cetacean coexistence
- Celebrating cetaceans
- Environmental, social and economic sustainability
- Research, education and awareness
A useful guide for tourists
Whale Heritage Site status provides tourists with an easy way to select responsible whale and dolphin watching destinations; places where people can experience cetaceans in their natural habitat and in an authentic and respectful way.