WhaleFest in a nutshell

The biggest event of its kind in the world, at WhaleFest we give whales and dolphins a more powerful voice. Be amazed, be entertained, be inspired, and come together to be an army of ambassador to defend marine life and our oceans.

In 2014 - 10,000 people, 85 exhibitors, from 37 countries, raising £10,000 for conservation.

Join us at an even bigger WhaleFest 14-15 March 2015 at The Brighton Centre!

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Whale of a Time! Supported by Monty Halls

We're raising £5,000 to buy our own inflatable life-size orca to bring you face to face with this majestic whale. Are you smiling yet? Whenever we mention our unique crowdfunding project we are consistently met with huge smiles!

We only have 30 days to hit our target so don't delay getting involved.

Together we can all make a difference. That's why it's called CROWDfunding.

We hope to see you taking a selfie (or whale-fie!) with our orca soon!


Grab space at WhaleFest from just £275 and reach a passionate audience interested in travel and wildlife. Discerning and eager to learn, they are families, professionals, enthusiasts plus natural history newbies who can easily travel to where you are (from Gatwick nearby), and have money to spend. Find out more


Easy to reach by rail, road and air, with accommodation to suit every budget, Brighton - ‘London-by-the-sea’ - is the vibrant festival capital of Britain. WhaleFest is at the biggest and best venue in the city - The Brighton Centre - check the link for hotels, parking and directions.

The Bigger Picture

Want to know why we do what we do? This tells it all - the purpose, the passion, the possibilities. Together we give whales, dolphins and marine life a more powerful voice.


WhaleFest is all about you. Professional people, parents, students, enthusiasts, beginners . . . all take part, all make a powerful contribution to an event that changes lives (their own as well as those of whales and dolphins!). Make a real difference and have a great time.

Contact us to learn more volunteer@planetwhale.com


In 2011 Ian Rowlands and Dylan Walker had a dream: to create the biggest, most popular event of its kind and touch the hearts and minds of a huge audience, inspiring them to be an army of ambassadors to defend whales, dolphins, marine life and oceans. That’s WhaleFest.

Now run by a small team and 500+ amazing volunteers, with profits going to a global partnership of orgs working together: the World Cetacean Alliance (honorary president, Jean Michel Cousteau).