1. Only three vessels are allowed to watch any whale or group of whales in the observation area, at one time.
2. Whale watch vessels waiting to watch the same whale or group of whales must remain 250 meters behind the observing vessels in the designated waiting area.
3. If there are vessels in the waiting area, observations will be limited to 30 minutes with a whale or group of whales.
* Vessels in the waiting area, enter the observation area, in order of their arrival.
4. Vessels may approach to within 80 meters (270 feet) of a mother and calf and 50 meters (165 feet) to all other groups of whales.
5. Vessels navigating in the whale watch area should not be travelling at more than thirteen knots.
* The approach speed, from 270 meters, should be less than 3 knots (idle speed).
6. Once the observation distance has been reached the engine should be placed in neutral. It is prohibited to turn a vessels engine off while observing whales.
7. No vessel will allow passengers to touch the whales once they enter the water with whales. It is prohibited to touch or approach whales, relax and allow them to come to you if they seek an interaction. When entering the water effort must be made to avoid a splash or any noise that could startle he whales
8. It is prohibited to watch whales from aircraft or helicopters.
9. Aircraft must remain at altitudes greater than 1000 meters with a horizontal distance of 1000 meters. It is prohibited to fly directly over any species of whale or dolphin.
10. Never cross in front of a whale, this may change its direction of navigation.
11. Never stop, accelerate or rev the engine of your vessel brusquely, as the resulting sound may startle whales and change their behavior.
12. Always maintain a position slightly behind and parallel to whales moving at the same speed in the same direction.