BOAT SAFARI TO SPOT WHALES AND DOLPHINS
Panorama, Nature, 6
In a nutshell A thrilling unmissable catamaran excursion along the Western coast of the island to spot whales, sperm whales and dolphins in their natural habitat and listen to their unmistakeable sounds.
Good to know
- Aboard the catamaran: safety briefing and information on the history, animal species and their behaviour
- Sailing along the western coast
- Listening to animal sounds with a hydrophone
- Spotting of cetaceans
- Drink on the way back to the ship
- A short coach ride takes us to the ferry terminal where we board a catamaran.
- We attend a short safety briefing and the crew also provides precious information on the history, animal species and their behaviour.
- We sail along the western coast of the island, between 4 and 15 km from the shore, and try to spot some cetaceans.
- Every time the catamaran stops (approximately 3 miles off the coast and for 15 minutes), some hydrophones are dropped into the water: thanks to these devices, we can hear the rhythmic clicking of the sperm whale, the vocalisations of pilot whales, the whistling of dolphins or the singing of humpback whales.
- In the meantime, we can learn a lot of interesting information on these extraordinary creatures.
- The cetaceans we are most likely to spot are sperm whales, pilot whales, killer whales, Atlantic spotted dolphins, spinner dolphins and bottlenose dolphins.
- On our way back to the ship, we are served a fruit beverage and a rum punch.
Good to know
- The minimum distance to get close to the animals is 50 metres.
- As cetaceans give birth to their babies in the area and for the well-being of the animals, no water activity is involved in the excursion.
- The probability of spotting the cetaceans is very high, but there are no guarantees as these animals live in their natural habitat.