Spotting whales, dolphins, and porpoises can be a wonderful and unforgettable experience, especially when you see them right here from the Isle of Man! Helping people to see their first ever cetacean is one of the most exciting parts of our job and we love to share the joy of seeing these creatures with locals and visitors alike.
Use the links below to learn all about the species you might see around the island, how to spot them from the coast or at sea, and how to report your sightings to us.
Find out about the species which can be seen around the Isle of Man
Watch from the coast
Find out the best places around the coast to watch for cetaceans
Watch from sea
Get tips on how to safely watch cetaceans from your boat
Become an Observer
Interested in becoming a land based observer?
View our database of sightings of cetaceans in Manx waters.
Report a stranding
Find out what to do if you see a stranded cetacean
We would like to thank the following organisations for their partnerships and financial support of our work: