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WCA Certified Operators

Join one of our WCA Certified operators for the highest quality whale and dolphin watching experiences!

We are extremely proud to be one of the first operators in the world to receive this certification.  Becoming a WCA Certified Responsible Whale Watching Operator is a fantastic recognition for what we are trying to achieve and reinforces our ongoing commitment towards the conservation of the marine mammals of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari

When you choose a whale and dolphin watching trip with a WCA Certified operator, you can be sure you will be in for a fantastic experience!

Not only do WCA Certified Whale and Dolphin Watching operators meet the highest standards for customer experience but their practices ensure that the animals they encounter are not put under excess stress or disturbance.

The WCA and WCA Partners believe that responsible whale and dolphin watching goes beyond animal welfare and customer experience and should benefit local communities and have a greater positive effect on the environment. That’s why the WCA’s Certification programme requires operators to integrate, environmental, social and economic sustainability into their businesses.

If you want to understand exactly what makes a WCA Responsible Whale Watching Operator, take a look at the criteria that they meet in the WCA Global Best Practice Guidance for Responsible Whale and Dolphin Watching.


Find a WCA Certified operator


Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari

Auckland, New Zealand


Azores Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours TERRA AZUL

Vila Franca do Campo, Azores Islands, Portugal


Bahamas Discovery Quest

Long Island, Bahamas


Cabo Trek

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Cape Ann Whale Watch

Massachusetts, USA



Carino Wildlife Cruises

Bay of Islands, New Zealand


Changing Tide Tours

Puerto Jimenez – Golfito, Costa Rica


Dolphin Adventure

Marina Bay, Gibraltar



Dolphin Encountours Research Center

Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique


Eagle Eye Adventures

Campbell River, Canada



Elding Adventures at Sea

Reykjavik, Iceland


E-Ko Tours

Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand


Explore Océan

Urrugne, France


Five Star Whale Watching

Victoria, Canada


Futurismo Azores Whale Watching

São Miguel, Azores Islands, Portugal


Hackshaw Boat Charters

Castries, St Lucia


Ilha Blue Island Safaris

Ilha de Mozambique, Mozambique



North Sailing

Húsavík, Iceland


Raggy Charters

Port Elizabeth, South Africa


Trinity Eco Tours

Trinity, Canada


Whale and Dolphin Tours Durban

Durban, South Africa


Whale Watch Tenerife SL

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain



Whale Wise Eco Tours

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain