Seeing hump back whales leap out of the water near your boat or orcas prowl for seals is an amazing experience.

Make it a romantic one by booking a private whale watching tour – so you don’t have to share the experience with anyone but your partner (and maybe your kids if you really have to).

To organise, do a Google search for ‘Whale watching tours” and contact a company in the location you want to go to. Check when the whale migration season is (to make sure you’ll see some!) and ask how much it is to charter a private tour. One company we contacted quoted A$3000 for a 3 hour tour for exclusive use of the boat, so you might want to save it for a special occasion or organise some couple friends to share the cost.