Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Timor Leste is in the Wetar Strait, a 3,000m-deep cetacean superhighway which runs along the north coast of the country.

From September until December the channel between Dili and Atauro Island is a migration path for the Blue Whale – largest animal ever to have lived and Sperm Whale the largest ever carnivore.

In addition, Short-finned Pilot Whales, Melon-headed whales, Spotted, Spinner, Bottle-nosed and Rough-toothed Dolphins are present all year round. With the occasional Whale shark and Orca for the very lucky.

Dive Timor Lorosae offers whale watching trips through these months.

½ Day tour (4 hours) US$200/per person, US$170 between 6-12 years old (including snacks and refreshments)

1 Day tour (8 hours) US$350/per person,  US$310 between 6-12 years old (including lunch and refreshments)

*Whale watching trips require a minimum of 6 guests

*Minimum age 6 years old, 1/2 day trip recommended for 6-10 years old

All whale watching tours are run to Timor Leste’s Responsible Whale Watching Guidelines.

Contact us for more details of these very special whale watching trips


First Image thanks to Tom Barbour