Photos : Nicky Aina

Whale-watching on Sainte-Marie, Madagascar

Everyday from July to September. Reservation required.
Morning session : 8:30 Am to 12:00 Am
Afternoon session : 1:00 Pm to 4:30 Pm

From July and September, humpback whales migrate from Antarctica to the warm waters of Madagascar to mate and give birth. Sainte-Marie’s Channel is an amazing spot to observe their spectacular behaviour. With Bora Dive, whale-watching is guided by a Cetamada trained eco-volunteer. By choosing us, you are actively contributing to the protection of these marine mammals and helping to collect scientific data.

Free conferences about humpback whales and marine mammals are held several times a week at 6:30 Pm in one of our two partners : Les Villas de Vohilava or Princesse Bora Lodge & Spa.


Cetamada is a Malagasy non-profit organization that works for the protection of marine mammals of the Indian Ocean. Cetamada oversees numerous scientific research projects and raises awareness among tourists and the local population.

Do not forget

Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, beach towel, water bottle, camera, waterproof bag for your electronics.

Whale-watching is not recommended for children under 5 years old.

NB : The law prohibits swimming with whales in Madagascar.