Definition of whale watching in English:

whale watching


mass noun
  • The practice of observing whales in their natural habitat, typically as part of an organized tourist activity.

    ‘you can drive down the Big Sur coast and go whale watching in Monterey Bay’
    as modifier ‘the whale-watching season’
    • ‘In these areas, whale watching has become an alternative for some fish harvesters who have suffered from the collapse of fish stocks.’
    • ‘Apart from good clothing, you don't really need a huge amount of equipment to go whale watching.’
    • ‘The whalers also thought they had much knowledge to share about whale watching in the Azores.’
    • ‘The town's 12-kilometre cliff path provides the best land-based whale watching in the world.’
    • ‘She also thinks that future economic opportunities in the whale-watching business will be land-based.’
    • ‘Each summer, according to The New York Times, 100,000 people now go whale watching in Japan.’
    • ‘Local tourist groups are also concerned that the move could keep visitors away from Iceland, which has a thriving whale watching industry.’
    • ‘There are whale watching tours that can be booked from Hawaii, Kauai, Oahu, or Maui.’
    • ‘During whale-watching season humpback whales can be seen passing along the shore.’
    • ‘At least 492 communities in 87 countries now have whale watching businesses.’
    • ‘Whale watching from land, sea or air in Kalbarri has become a major tourist attraction over the past 50 years.’
    • ‘Disappointingly, however, bad weather forced the cancellation of my whale-watching trip.’
    • ‘The increase in whale-watching boats in eastern Taiwan coincides with a period of decline in the fishing industry.’
    • ‘I remember one particularly rough whale-watching trip where everyone felt queasy.’
    • ‘Wherever whales congregate, you'll find companies offering whale watching tours.’
    • ‘Ocean views from the front porch include seasonal whale watching.’
    • ‘This community of about 325 people is Nova Scotia's "whale-watching capital," with several outfits offering daily cruises during the season.’
    • ‘There are luxurious cruises to the bay, the Isles of Shoals, activities like whale watching, etc.’
    • ‘It's an hour's crossing, sometimes made longer by impromptu whale watching stops.’
    • ‘Whale-watching trips can be arranged locally for about £40.’