Whale Bay

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Diddy Kong Racing course
Whale Bay
Whale Bay, from Diddy Kong Racing.
Location Sherbet Island
Balloon(s) required 10 (race)
17 (challenge)
Transportation Hovercraft
Meet T.T (N64) 1:19.00
Beat T.T. 1:13.11
Notes This track, as its name suggests, is occupied by a few whales. It also has trees.
Course map
Minimap of Whale Bay from Diddy Kong Racing
Whale Bay course icon from Diddy Kong Racing DS.
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Whale Bay is the first race course of the Sherbet Island area of Timber Island, the ninth main race track, and the eleventh track overall in Diddy Kong Racing and its remake, Diddy Kong Racing DS. Players can only race in the course using Hovercrafts, therefore making it the first course where the Hovercraft is the default vehicle. Being that it is unlocked along with the world itself, the player must have at least 10 Golden Balloons to enter the race, and 17 for its Silver Coin Challenge (or Balloon Touch Challenge in the Nintendo DS version).

This track is also seen in the intro where Timber goes under the tropical tree and Pipsy drives the opposite direction he goes. The official Diddy Kong Racing website suggested racing as Banjo on this track.[1]


Whale Bay from Diddy Kong Racing
The start of the track

The track begins with a boost panel to the right and a u-turn to the left. On the outer part, players can drive behind a waterfall and collect bananas. In the inner part of the turn, there are Item Balloons of each color. After this, there is a long straightaway with a dash panel to the left. Players can access the top of the ship by riding on a whale. There are rainbow balloons there. Players can take the normal path, which curves to the left. Along the way, there are red and green balloons. On the outer edge, a dash panel can be taken, and players can collect bananas along the edge. After a sharp turn to the left (with a blue balloon on the left), players advance to the complete the lap.

Most of this course is done on water, but very small islands are scattered around with Weapon Balloons on them.

In the Nintendo DS remake, the beginning part of the track is under a cave and the positions of the waterfalls change. The original version does not have anything in this area, and so the player may skip it. It also seems to be more difficult to get on the top of the wrecked ship, as the whales appear to be smaller. This same shipwreck additionally has an open space for any hovercraft driver to drop into the water and come out from underneath.

Silver Coin locations[edit]

Adventure mode[edit]

  • The first coin is just before the first Zipper.
  • The second coin is on the left path with the Weapon Balloons.
  • The third coin is after the first set of Weapon Balloons, close to a wall.
  • The fourth coin is just in front of the second Zipper.
  • The fifth coin is in the middle of the track, near the pirate ship.
  • The sixth coin is in on a small rock, near an outer wall, on the corner with the pirate ship.
  • The seventh coin is just before the course's final Zipper.
  • The eighth coin is in the middle of the track, just before the finish line.

Adventure Two mode[edit]

  • In the middle of the track, next to a palm tree, just before the first corner.
  • On the left side of the palm tree next to the waterfall on the first corner.
  • On the right side of the palm tree on the first corner.
  • In the middle of the track after the first corner, just next to a palm tree.
  • Taking the left path near the pirate ship, just in front of a Zipper.
  • Right at the end of the pirate ship.
  • On the left of the track, near a beach, and right next to a Zipper.
  • In the middle of the track, just before the finish line.


Diddy Kong Racing[edit]

Diddy Kong Racing DS[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese くじらビーチ
Kujira Bīchi
Whale Beach

French Baie de la Baleine
Whale Bay
German Blauwalbucht (N64)
Walbucht (DS)
Blue Whale Bay
Whale Bay
Italian Baia delle Balene
Whale Bay
Spanish Bahía de las Ballenas
Whale Bay