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25 April - Whale watching expedition with WWF researcher in Liguria

Next Departure:

April 24, 2024

Italy:

Liguria

Duration:

4 days - 4 nights

Max number of passengers:

6 people

Available:

April

Boarding from:

Loano

What's included

Cancellation policy

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Organised by:

WWF Travel

Member since 2020 -

Organisation

Italian

English

French

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5 travellers have already tried this experience

This experience, in a nutshell

NB: LAST PLACE is WOMAN place


WWF TRAVEL RESEARCH EXPEDITIONS: WHALE WATCHING BUT NOT ONLY!


WWF Travel proposes a sailing expedition where travelers will be involved in WWF scientific research activities for the protection of the megafauna of the Mediterranean. An experience of the sea and navigation accompanied by WWF researchers, where you can learn how to observe, identify and protect, with strictly non-invasive methods, the cetaceans of our seas.


For travelers it will be an opportunity to enjoy natural and marine beauties, to have fun in the most beautiful seas of the Mediterranean and at the same time to develop skills of great scientific interest such as:


Nature photography techniques and photo-identification


technique

Monitoring


methodologies

Behavioural


sampling techniques

• use of research instrumentation: GPS, navigation software, binoculars with reticles, video camera and BORIS software for the acquisition of surface behavioural data.



The atmosphere that reigns on the boat is serene and informal and all the people on board will be involved in the activities on board (such as cooking, keeping the boat tidy,..), in order to preserve the spirit of sharing that characterizes this type of holiday. The daily activities, in agreement with the skipper and the researcher, will be modulated and variable according to the weather and sea conditions and the identification of itineraries that lend themselves extemporaneously to scientific research. For this reason, in the crew we will need to be flexible and understand that working with animals in the wild is not 100% plannable. Sometimes cetacean observations will require longer navigations in order to make an observation. But that's the beauty of a cruise that has a scientific research component!



WHY CHOOSE WWF TRAVEL?


1) RESPONSIBLE TOURISM: we are among the founding members of AITR, the Italian Association of Responsible Tourism; For us, making a trip means first of all implementing all the good practices aimed at respecting the environment, local communities and supporting the protection of biodiversity;


2) COMPETENCE and KNOWLEDGE: we place a huge value on competence, in fact WWF researchers all come from naturalistic training courses, but above all they have a very clear objective, which is to give depth to the emotions experienced on board and ensure that your wealth of knowledge is much heavier when you return from an experience with WWF, enriching every moment spent in search of the inhabitants of the sea with details.


3) FUN AND PLEASURE: let's never forget that we are talking about holidays. We want to learn more about the nature that surrounds us, but we want to do it while enjoying the beauty of the places we are visiting and appreciating the pleasure of sharing the experience with our travel companions in a cheerful and relaxed atmosphere.



OUR SKIPPER


On board this experience will be Nicola F. (click on the name to read the reviews he has received from travellers).


Nicola is a profound connoisseur of the area, always sailing between Liguria and the Côte d'Azur. He is described by his travel companions as an experienced, friendly, patient skipper and very willing to teach the rudiments of sailing to those who request it; Nice skipper who puts the safety and satisfaction of his guests first.

€509

4 days - 4 nights

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Boat & Classes of Service

Bavaria 44 Vision - 2003

Type

Monohull

Length

14 m.

Toilets

3

Cabins

4

Our itinerary

Our trip starts here:

Loano.

Wednesday

April 24

from 18:00

to 20:00

Our trip ends here:

Loano.

Sunday

April 28

from 16:00

to 18:00

Our itinerary

We will depart from Loano (SV) to experience a magnificent weekend to discover Liguria.

We will sail in the direction of the Riviera di Levante, to skirt the entire region. We will skirt Varazze, Genoa, the beautiful Camogli and San Fruttuoso, Chiavari to finally arrive in Levanto and the suggestive Cinque Terre and the Gulf of La Spezia with the island of Palmaria. We will immerse ourselves in the beauty of the Ligurian coast, stopping in the most enchanting bays and admiring breathtaking landscapes. It will be an experience of outdoor life and contact with nature.

We will decide on the precise itinerary based on the weather conditions and the indications of the skipper and the WWF expert.

Frequent questions

The organiser reviews

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Organised by:

WWF Travel

Member since 2020 -

Organisation

Italian

English

French

4.78/5

out of

77

reviews

Organiser

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Whale watching expedition with WWF researcher on an 18-metre schooner

10/6/2023

Lorenzo S.

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Italy

Esperienza meravigliosa. Ho incontrato persone splendide, ringrazio in particolare il Capitano Francesco, Alejandro e Silvia del WWF, per tutti gli insegnamenti e per la disponibilità. Consiglio vivamente l'esperienza.
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Whale watching expedition with WWF researcher on an 18-metre schooner

10/6/2023

Daniela M.

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Italy

Per me è stata un'esperienza entusiasmante! Non avevo mai navigato prima e già penso ad imbarcarmi di nuovo. Tutto mi è piaciuto in questo viaggio, le persone affidabili, accoglienti, colte e allegre che ho incontrato, la goletta aurica da sogno, la meraviglia infinita del mare e delle isole Pontine. Anche le stenelle che più volte abbiamo avvistato!! Ringrazio davvero di cuore Silvia, Francesco e Alejandro e spero non mancherà un'altra occasione per navigare insieme.
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Whale watching expedition with WWF researcher in Liguria

09/22/2023

Lara B.

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Italy

Esperienza veramente BELLISSIMA, nonostante i pochi avvistamenti, ma in quanto tali son stati assaporati al massimo! Tutto é fluito alla perfezione, dentro e fuori la barca, nonostante momenti di pioggia e mare mosso. Oltre ai compagni di spedizione con cui si é creato subito un clima di armonia e cooperazione, un GRAZIE speciale a Joelle - la NS ricercatrice Whale Whatcher WWF - e a Nicola - il NS skipper - nn solo per la loro professionalità e attenzione ad ogni NS esigenza, ma soprattutto per la loro passione per il mare e i suoi abitanti che hanno condiviso con noi e ci hanno trasmesso. Lo considero un assaggio di altre esperienze future.
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Whale watching expedition with WWF researcher in Liguria

09/22/2023

Alessia T.

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Italy

La guida whale watcher Joelle è molto competente, super entusiasta (ragazziiiiiiiii, stenelleeeeeeeeeee!!!) e sempre attenta alle esigenze del gruppo. Con il suo sorriso (tanto più smagliante quanto più numerosi sono gli avvistamenti!) contribuisce a creare un clima allegro e spensierato tra i membri dell'equipaggio. Lo skipper Nicola ci ha illustrato con grande chiarezza alcuni principi base dell'andare a vela e ci ha portato con grande competenza, equilibrio e simpatia, sintonizzandosi perfettamente con tutti i componenti del gruppo (ok, con gli ingegneri informatici particolarmente). Abbiamo avvistato due gruppi di stenelle e qualche tonno salterino. Consiglio molto questa esperienza, io continuerò a iscrivermi finche non vedrò una balena!!!

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