Certified and Candidate Sites


Whale Heritage 2020

We are delighted to announce that already in 2020 there are several new sites beginning their journey to become Whale Heritage Sites. Each site is unique, providing and contributing in different ways to the criteria for becoming certified. During this process, the sites have been receiving a wealth of tailored support from the WCA to aid them in achieving their goal of certification as a world class whale or dolphin watching destination!



Certified Whale  Heritage Sites

North America

  • Vancouver Island, Canada


  • Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

Latin America and The Caribbean 

  • Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  • Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica
  • Cabo Polonio, Uruguay


  • Algoa Bay in Eastern Cape, South Africa