Full-Day Whale Watching Tour in Praia do Forte from Abrantes
Experience a unique opportunity to watch humpback whales off the coast of Praia do Forte in this full-day tour. Board a traditional wooden 'escuna' sailboat to see groups of whales swimming and playing in the warm waters of the South Atlantic Ocean.
Meet your guide in the village of Abrantes and travel 45 kilometers up the coast to Praia do Forte, where you will check in with the whale watching crew. Enjoy a coffee as the crew take you through a short briefing and onboard safety instructions. Then walk approximately one mile to Praia do Forte's sandy beach and board an escuna, a type of wooden sailboat typical of Bahia. Please note that there is no pier so you will get wet boarding the boat – be sure to bring a swimsuit.
Sail two miles off the shores of Bahia, which is also known as Whale Coast (Costa das Baleias). From June through November large groups of humpback whales seek out the warmer waters here, and the crew have a 98 percent success rate of sighting them. These majestic creatures can grow up to 52 feet in length and have a distinctive body shape, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head.
After a 4-hour cruise spotting whales, the boat will return to Praia do Forte beach where your driver will be waiting to take you back to Abrantes.