Inside The Sperm Whale Migration

Dominica’s unspoiled marine habitat is home to the largest, toothed whale in the world: the sperm whale. While female and juvenile sperm whales can be sighted throughout the year, the best time to watch for these majestic ocean giants is between November and March—when the male sperm whales migrate.

Dominica is one of the best locales in the world to spot residing or visiting sperm whales, whether visiting during the sperm whale migration or another month of the year. These majestic mammals, with the largest brain in the animal kingdom, have prominent foreheads that make them easy to differentiate from other sea creatures. If you miss spotting them at first, you certainly won’t miss their splash. When breaching, sperm whales jump high out of the water before diving as deep as 3,280 feet back down into the ocean depths in search for food.

Whether whale-watching from your bedroom balcony or venturing via boat with the experts at Fort Young Dive, witnessing whales amid the breathtaking blue of their ocean home is an experience you will recount with your family for years to come.

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Just beyond your doorstep at Fort Young Hotel, the Nature Island’s lush and wild landscape offers adventure at every turn. Home to 365 rivers, deep canyons beneath overflowing rainforest, high-altitude lakes and a volcanic National Park, Dominica draws outdoor enthusiasts from far and wide to explore the island’s varied terrain—and particularly alluring to visitors is […]

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Just moments from Fort Young Hotel lie an abundance of unrivaled hiking trails awaiting your discovery—including the Waitukubuli National Trail. Outdoor enthusiasts venture from far and wide to experience trail time on the 115-mile Waitukubuli, the longest hiking trail in the Caribbean, as it offers the ultimate excursion amid a lush, awe-inspiring landscape. Meander through […]

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Settle into happy hour as sundown sets the Dominican coastline aglow, painting a sublime setting worth raising a glass to. Here, relish in the oceanside backdrop and reminisce over the day’s adventures while sipping inventive cocktails inspired by the Nature Island. The following must-try guest favorites are sure to pair perfectly with the gentle breeze […]

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