Whale and Dolphin Watching Holidays

Operated and Organized by Dr. Charles and Susan Anderson

Dr. Chas. and Sue Anderson


We run whale and dolphin watching trips of 7 to 14 days duration, in the tropical Indian Ocean and beyond. We have the following trips planned for Maldives, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Solomon Islands:


Raja Ampat

Feb-Mar 2019


Blues, Leopards and Elephants

Mar-Apr 2019


Tropical Whales and Dolphins

April 2019


Bali to Komodo

Oct 2019


Maldives Explorer

Nov 2019


Raja Ampat

Feb 2020


Bali to Komodo

Sept 2020


Solomons Islands Explorer

Oct-Nov 2020


Manta Ray, Maldives All of these trips will be led by Dr. Chas Anderson. Chas is an expert on the whales and dolphins of the Indian Ocean, so you will receive the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available. All sightings from all trips are recorded as part of an on-going scientific study of the whales and dolphins within the region. And profits from all trips contribute towards further research on whales and dolphins and other marine life in the region. But we never forget that these trips are your holidays, and we strive to make sure that they are not only informative, but also thoroughly enjoyable.

All trips can be booked directly with us (info@whale-and-dolphin.com). Alternatively, if you would prefer to book via a travel company in your country, we can put you in touch with one of our agents.


We do, of course, say that our trips are among the very best in the World. But don’t just take our word for it – here are some quotes from our guest book:

Whale and dolphin watching

Whale Shark, Maldives “Tropical treasures everywhere … seriously good whale watching”

“Maldives is one of the best whale watching hotspots in the world!”

“Thanks for showing me my first whale (and about 40 more!)”

“An absolutely amazing week … the whales and best of all the dolphins, it was all superb”

“An amazing and inspiring first time whale and dolphin watching cruise”

“Dolphin, dolphins and more ... stress and work forgotten”


“A brilliant trip, Chas is an inspirational leader”

“Chas is a walking encyclopaedia, very patient and willing to share his knowledge”

“Chas [is] the most knowledgeable guide we’ve ever had on any of our numerous whale trips, and … also the best whale spotter”

Life on board

Butterfly Fish“Food very good, and plenty of it …”

“Wonderful boat, wonderful crew, wonderful holiday … we cannot see how you can improve it!!”

“Fantastic experience, great company, wonderful hosts! I’ll be back!”

“The sightings, the people, the food all wonderful”

“A fantastic trip, made even better by the enthusiasm and friendliness of all on board”

“Thanks to the crew for all their help, and particularly to the cook for all the wonderful meals”

Other marinelife

“… swimming with two gigantic mantas and a beautiful whale shark is going to be a cherished memory”

“One of the best, if not THE best wildlife trips I’ve been on”

“Superb – the best snorkelling ever … stress and work forgotten”

“Swimming alongside a Hawksbill Turtle was the best wildlife encounter I have ever had”

“Snorkelling was our best ever”

“The whale sharks were amazing”



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