Whales watching Praia do Forte | Regular service
The idea to spot closely the amazing behavior of humpback whales in havens like Praia do Forte has conquered tourists from around the world. An adventure full of charm, the whale watching tourism has been growing around the world as a direct consequence of the end of the hunting activities and the gradual increase in the population of humpbacks. The cause is noble: to raise awareness, through the sighting of whales on the high seas, to the importance of conservation of the species. Whales watching Praia
Among the advantages, there are minimal environmental impact; educational nature; income to remote locations or little commercial activity; encouraging the hotel and tourism sector; job creation; contribution to scientific research and public awareness of sustainable development. Whales watching Praia
On the one hand the whales watching tourism is an effective whale conservation tool, adding economic value to their protection, on the other hand it is necessary that the activity is kept under constant monitoring and strict supervision, to prevent any undue disruption to the animals – further that, in most cases, the tour is made in whales breeding areas. In Brazil, the practice is regulated by IBAMA Ordinance on standards to prevent and suppress the intentional harassment of cetaceans in Brazilian waters. Whales watching Praia
The Projeto Baleia Jubarte Project monitors these tours, guides and operators aware of the importance of respecting the rules that guarantee the well-being of humpbacks and also other marine species and receives, in Praia do Forte, tourists in their Visitor Center for a educational lecture with information and trivia about the Humpbacks.
DEPARTURE EVERYDAY FROM MID JULY TO MID OCTOBER AT 9h30 or 14h00
About Praia do Forte
It seems unlikely that a place can gather a bucolic environment for you to relax, designed shops, golf courses and luxury hotels while preserving nature with due respect and attention it deserves. But it exists right here in Brazil: Praia do Forte. Praia do Forte Brazil
The city is considered the “Brazilian Polynesia”. With 12 miles of white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, natural pools and huge palm trees by the sea, the place is almost the idealized vision that makes the islands of the South Pacific. And right there, a little over 40 kms up north of Salvador.
The old fishing village gave rise to what is today Praia do Forte, a place that still preserves rustic features with modern and exquisite details. It is believed that the formation of the village has begun around the fort that the Portuguese nobleman Garcia D’Ávila had built in the sixteenth century, to give more protection to the place. It had the purpose of storing the goods that arrived at the coast of the colony, by the sea, and then would be sent to Salvador. Many families began to settle in the region attracted by the arrival of coconut seedlings that Portuguese settlers brought from Asia. Some men were dedicated to the planting and harvest, and others were dedicated to fishing. It was the beginning of settlement of land near the fort.
The Trip Cost Includes
- REGULAR SERVICE
- BILINGUAL GUIDE
- BOAT and EQUIPMENT INCLUDED
The Trip Cost DOES NOT Include
- International and domestic flights
- Tips for travel guides and drivers
- Travel insurance