WHALE WATCHING
FULL DAY EXCURSION h.10:00 / 17:30 

ENJOY OUR SEA SAFARI TO MEET, INTO THE WILD, THE WHALES OF MEDITERRANEAN SEA!!!

Amazing excursion with the following special guests: fin whale, sperm whale, Risso’s Dolphin, Cuvier’s beaked whale, bottlenose dolphin, striped dolphin, sea turtle, sunfish, mobula, tuna & …

TRIP INFORMATIONS AND PRICES

TRIP INFORMATIONS:

Meeting place: Orso Diving (Poltu Quatu west side harbour), 5’ to Porto Cervo,

DEPARTURE at 10:00 a.m. Expected return at about 17,00p.m.

* We organize this tour only in suitable weather and sea conditions, however it is recommended take precautions with remedies for seasickness if you could find it necessary considering you will stay offshore all day.

PRICES PER PERSON
FULL-DAY: € 120,00 (kids under 10 years € 60,00)
FAMILY OFFER: Min 4 people: € 100,00 p.p. — (youngs under 10 years € 100,00) – excluding July and August
Price includes: pickup from hotel (Porto Cervo, Baja Sardinia area), boat trip, cold lunch, open bar, set of fins, masks and snorkels, use of binoculars and cetaceans’ handbooks, briefing on board by cetacean researcher.

IN CASE OF NO SIGHTINGS YOU WILL PAY 100,00 €

TECHNICAL INFORMATIONS

To reach the area of sighting we will navigate above the submarine canyon of Caprera, known mostly by researchers and known to fishermen for the particular morphology of the seabed and the richness of life: the canyon begins near the island of Caprera reaching a depth of over 1,000 m., up to twenty miles to the east of the Strait of Bonifacio and then bending south.

After about 60 minutes of navigation by our fast and comfortable catamaran, entertained by interesting information given by cetaceans researcher on board, we will reach the sighting area where we’ll proceed at about 10 knots for 2 hours. We will be looking for spectacular sightings, watching sea surface with provided binoculars and ready with photo-video equipment to capture magical encounters. You will be directly involved in searching of whales and dolphins, helping us to find the animals on water surface.

We call the area “the cetaceans’ triangle”, a spot area with high probability to meet striped dolphins,  fin whales, Risso’s dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, sperm whales, Cuvier’s beaked whales; We also meet often sea turtles, tunas, swordfishes and sunfishes, and more rarely mobulas (Mediterranean mantas).

Around 11:30 a.m. we will stop for offshore snorkeling and you can have an amazing swim in open water: an exciting experience above 1000 meters of depth!
Within the offshore snorkeling you can observe planktonic organisms living in offshore environment: fishes, ctenophores, krill, off-shore jellyfishes, with the aid of our marine biologist.

BOAT AND CREW

You will live this incredible experience watching this amizing cetaceans in the wild on board of Orso-Cat, a 12 meters Australian catamaran reaching the max speed of 40 knods.

The cat is equipped for the offshore navigation (good seakeeping, double e ngines, vhs, radar, GPS, liferafts), watching tower, great stability thanks to the double hull, open spaces and good views, but also for diving and snorkeling activities.

On board at disposition:
Cold lunch (Sardinian entree, pasta, pizza, fruit and dessert)
Open bar with cold drinks (soft drinks, beer, wine …), hot drinks (tea, coffee) and biscuits;
Binoculars, information material (fact sheets and texts on cetaceans),
set of fins, mask and snorkel, that can be used in deep sea snorkeling,
freshwater shower and bathroom with toilet.
The crew of the Orso-Cat will be composeded by the captain Corrado Azzali, the naturalist researcher Luca Bittau, a sailor / stuart / hostess to make the trip more pleasant and comfortable: there will also provide all informations concerning navigation and animals sighted.

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