By TraNews Reporter Liu, Li-Wen
HUALIEN, TAIWAN (TraNews) – In recent years, the popularity of whale-watching tour has attracted a large influx of tourists visiting in the east coast of Taiwan. Because of the Kuroshio warm waters, it create the most perfect natural environment for whales and dolphins. While sightseeing in Hualien, visitors are highly recommended to pay a visit to Hualien Fishing Port. There are quite many whale-watching tour companies headquartered in the peripheral areas of the fishing port, leading the excited tourists to go on an incredible whale-watching eco-adventure.
Departing from the pier, the eco-adventure boats will head northwards, offering tourists a chance to appreciate spectacular beauty of the coastline in Hualien. It is worth mentioning that the traces of dolphins and whales can often be found in Cingshuei Cliff and Seven Stars Lake areas. Each year between May and September is the best time of the year to go on a whale-watching tour. If you are thinking about taking a trip in Hualien, don’t forget to put whale-watching activity on your must-do list.
According to statistics, there are as many as 19 cetacean species that have been spotted in these areas. The common species include Freund’s dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, spinner dolphins, pantropical spotted dolphins, sperm whales, killer whales, pilot whales, fin whales, etc. There is a great chance you may see a school of dolphins and whales surfing nearby.