North America wildlife holidays
North America is a haven for bears and whales, explore their dramatic habitats with Kuoni
With an area as vast as North America, we could be here all day pointing out every wildlife experiences worth visiting, so instead we’re only pointing out the true highlights, the ones with the wow factor that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. So, we’ll leave the dolphins of the Florida Keys and the manatees of the Everglades behind and show you the breath-taking wildlife of North America.
Whale watching is a pretty big deal in North America, especially in Boston, Alaska and off the west coast of Canada. For the chance to spot humpback whales, finback whales, minke whales, right whales and white-sided dolphins, Boston is your best bet. In season, daily tours head out into the Atlantic searching out these gentle giants of the ocean. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot them breaching, lobtailing and generally enjoying life in the ocean.
For a wilder experience head to Alaska and visit the Katmai National Park. Here you can watch from the riverbanks as shaggy brown bears navigate the boulders to find a good hunting spot in the water, swiping for salmon as they head upstream. Take a cruise through the lakes of the Fiordlands National Park and weave through glaciers spotting seals, whales and puffins. There are also opportunities to go kayaking beside whales within Alaska’s ‘Inside Passage’.
Canada is all about wildlife and the great outdoors, offering something for every type of traveller. Whether you wish to watch grizzly bears or search for orcas off Vancouver Island, it doesn't disappoint. Further east – and quite a bit further north – is the polar bear capital of the world... the town of Churchill in the province of Manitoba. Each autumn the bears gather on the shores of Hudson Bay waiting for the ice to form creating one of the world's most incredible wildlife spectacles.