The whales are returning

It is soon time for the firth edition of the whale festival in Nosy Bohara (Sainte-Marie)

The CETAMADA association and the tourist island of Sainte-Marie organize this festival to promote the tourism on the island and promote the protection of whales.This year the whale festival will start on 2 to 10 of July in Nosy Bohara (Sainte- Marie),Madagascar.

The island of Sainte-Marie on the east coast of Madagascar is located in the most beautiful world sanctuary of the humpback whale, the whale route traveling to Antongil Bay. This is where they come to spend the austral winter before they head down to Antarctica in September. Sainte Marie is one of the best places to see the majestic humpback whales during this time of year. 

During the festival a lot of activities is on the menu,the grand opening,an exhibition fair,the whales outlets,carnival,musical entertainment,whale trail (45km and 10km),moutain biking,beach soccer,sailing,bowling,there’s also the election of the Miss festival,free concerts,dinner closing.You will spend great days and a great times.

Are you planning a trip in Madagascar during the months June, July or August, put Nosy Boraha on your list. From hotel balconies facing the ocean, you will see the wales jump in the sunset. Be aware, that this time of year, the hotels are fully booked, so you need to book your stay in advance. 

You can get to Sainte Marie with boat, or with plane. Both Air Madagascar and Madagasikara Airways flies to the island. If you are on a budget trip, boats can also be used, and joint tickets bus boat can be booked in Toamasina. 

You can also contact us, at , and we will take care of all your travel arrangements. The festivals website offers more detailed program and special offers for the festival.