Whale Safari Did you know that it was possible to go on Whale Safari during the Hua Hin vacation?
Guaranteed not! - because there are not so many tourists who have explored that yet. Nevertheless, it is actually possible to experience whales in the Gulf of Thailand. Well, it is true that the tour boats for whale watching do not sail directly from Hua Hin, but after a short drive to the north, it is easy to get on the Whale Safari and experience the Bryde Whales romp in the Gulf of Thailand.
The Gulf of thailand is rich in wildlife and beyond the many different species of fish, there are also whales and dolphins living in the Gulf. In fact, there are approximately 20 different whale- and dolphin species in the seas around Thailand.
The Bryde´s whale is known for eating a wide variety of crustaceans, octopus, plankton and fish, and as much as almost 600 kilos a day! Some of the most popular foods for this whale species are (besides plankton) prawns, sardines and anchovies, which are also found in many places in the Thai Bay.
Bryde whales often catch their food by looking for big shoals or collections of potential prey, then swim through the shoals and swallow up almost everything available. In some cases one can also experience the whale in search of stealing prey that other predators (eg tuna) have worked hard to trap in large shoals.
If you're lucky to experience the Brydes whale at the surface of the sea, you will probably also experience big swarms of birds trying to enjoy the whale's catch. These birds collect fish from the water around the whale, but some are also so daring to dive all the way down the whale's mouth to steal the fish. It is said that some birds have to sacrifice their life at that expense, while others are fortunate enough to fly out when the whales get to the surface again ..