Every winter, between July and November, hundreds of southern right whales return to the Santa Catarina coast. English-speaking Argentine whale enthusiast Rodrigo Litman has been running ecologically sound whale-watching tours with IBF (Instituto Baleia Franca) scientists on board for over a decade. At time of writing boat tours were suspended, but ground tours were leaving whenever whales were spotted.

Rodrigo is based at Pousada Vida Sol e Mar, which he also owns. Check ahead for the latest on the boat tours.