But you do not have to travel halfway around the world to see whales; there’s whale watching right here in the waters off both St. John and St. Thomas. Beach-goers, hotel visitors and island residents on the northeast side of St. Thomas may want to keep an eye on the water through February and March – that’s prime whale watching season in the Virgin Islands although they have been spotted through April.
watching the whale migration Most places in the world have had a pretty cold winter this year, and many are still shivering under a blanket of snow. We love this time of year as the whales start making their way south, on their annual migration to warmer waters.
According to David Mattila and Steven Katona, who studied and mapped the area for humpback whales in the mid-1980s, about 60 to 100 humpbacks come to the waters of the British Virgin Islands. In the past, a limited amount of whale watching, aboard charter boats from Tortola and by air charter out of Beef Island Airport has occurred most winters.