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Whale Bay
Whale bay
Location Sherbet Island
Requirement(s) 10 Golden Balloons (regular course),
17 Golden Balloons (Coin Challenge course)
Vehicle Type(s) Hovercraft
Game(s) Diddy Kong Racing,
Diddy Kong Racing DS
First Appearance Diddy Kong Racing (1997)
Latest Appearance Diddy Kong Racing DS (2007)
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Whale Bay is the ninth track in the game Diddy Kong Racing and its remake, Diddy Kong Racing DS. It is the first track of the third world, Sherbet Island. The default, and only, vehicle for this track is the Hovercraft. As the name suggests, the track is inhabited by a few whales and one of them can become part of the track. A total of 10 Golden Balloons is needed for the player to enter this course.

Course Layout[]

The track is a very basic almost exclusively water-based course. There is a zipper immediately ahead of the starting line which boost the player towards a row of a variety of balloons. Just beyond the next zipper the player has the choice to either continue upon the water near the wall of the bay and go through another zipper, or they can jet over the sandbars and rocks. Alternatively, the player can drive up the back of one of the whales the bay was named after and come out on the deck of a pirate ship. This is a form of shortcut whereupon the player can drop off the pirate ship and out onto open water, bypassing the sandbars and turn. There is one other zipper just as the sandbars end and the track loops back to the starting line.

In the DS remake, the smaller loop in the course of the track changes from a sunny space into a cove and 3 waterfalls become 2 as their positions change.

Coin Challenge Locations[]

Whale bay map

Map of Whale Bay showing Silver Coin locations.

Like other levels, Whale Bay is filled with eight Silver Coins, scattered all around the area. The coins only appear after player has beaten Bubbler the Octopus for the first time. To compete in the Coin Challenge, the player needs a total of 17 Golden Balloons.

  1. Just in front of the zipper just ahead of the starting line.
  2. Just in front of the line of balloons on the first turn.
  3. In open water just beyond the balloons.
  4. In front of the second zipper.
  5. In open water before the player must choose between the sandbars or the pirate ship.
  6. On a rock beyond the first sandbar.
  7. In the last zipper.
  8. In open water just ahead of the starting line.


Diddy Kong Racing (DS) Tracks
Dino Domain
Ancient LakeFossil CanyonJungle FallsHot Top VolcanoFire Mountain (T.T. Trial)Tricky's Course
Snowflake Mountain
Everfrost PeakWalrus CoveSnowball ValleyFrosty VillageIcicle Pyramid (T.T. Trial)Bluey's Course
Sherbet Island
Whale BayCrescent IslandPirate LagoonTreasure CavesDarkwater Beach (T.T. Trial)Bubbler's Course
Dragon Forest
Windmill PlainsGreenwood VillageBoulder CanyonHaunted WoodsSmokey Castle (T.T. Trial)Smokey's Course
Future Fun Land
Spacedust AlleyDarkmoon CavernsSpaceport AlphaStar City
DS Exclusive Unlockable Tracks
Thunder CoveMeandering MountSplashdown PassStrangled Shrine