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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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One of our guests’ favorite activities during their stay at Fort Young Hotel is bird watching—looking out for dozens of native species within the surrounding rainforest. Whether you’re scouting solo or on a guided tour, here are some of the benefits of bird watching you may not have expected. 1. It’s a reason to get […]

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Immersing oneself in nature has immense benefits for the mind, body and soul — from natural stress relief to readily accessible exercise. And what better place to reconnect with nature than during a stay on the Nature Island? Here are 21 ways to reconnect with nature — and, subsequently, yourself — in 2021 at Fort […]

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Upscale luxury publication Industry Magazine recently featured Fort Young Hotel in an article highlighting the marriage of natural wonder and extreme luxury on the island of Dominica. Industry writes: “Fort Young has been a pioneer in Dominica’s tourism industry, best known for its world class diving and whale and dolphin watching… Just a one minute […]

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