Humpback whales visit the waters around São Tomé during the months of July to October, as they leave their summer feeding grounds in low latitudes in search of more tropical mating and calving areas.
We are in an ecosystem with unique characteristics. Through the months of July to October Humpback whales visit the waters around the islands as they move from their summer feeding grounds in low latitudes to more tropical mating and calving areas. Dolphins can be seen all years. With the presence of majestic whales and friendly dolphins, the blue from the Atlantic Ocean becomes even more magic and blessed around the two islands and islets.
A good trip is to follow the Whale Trail in order to see the hump back Whales and dolphins. This boat trip only operates between July and October. The trip starts early morning from Sao Tome and travels down the East coast following the Whale trail, past some of the famous beaches. You will stop for lunch on the island of Rolas before heading back along the same trail. This trip takes about 8 hours.