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Whale watching cruise with WWF on a 22mt boat between Pontine and Ischia

Next Departure:

July 20, 2024

Italy:

Pontine Islands

Duration:

7 days - 7 nights

Max number of passengers:

12 people

Available:

July - September

Boarding from:

Gaeta

What's included

Cancellation policy

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Organised by:

WWF Travel

Member since 2020 -

Organisation

Italian

English

French

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46 travellers have booked this experience

This experience, in a nutshell

WWF TRAVEL RESEARCH CRUISES: WHALE WATCHING BUT NOT ONLY!




WWF Travel offers a sailing cruise where travelers will be involved in WWF scientific research activities for the protection of the megafauna of the Mediterranean. An experience of sea and navigation accompanied by WWF researchers, where you can learn 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 

techniques
• monitoring methodologies 


• behavioural sampling techniques •
use of research instrumentation: GPS, navigation software, reticle binoculars, video camera and BORIS software for the acquisition of surface behavioural

 data.



The atmosphere on the boat is serene and informal, and everyone 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:
Our skipper on board will be Inti or Daniele. Inti is a Tuscan skipper with a passion for travelling: his gaze is always on the next destination and the next encounter! A lover of the world's diversity, Inti is dedicated to exploring the ways of the sea, sailing the Tyrrhenian Sea, Croatia, Greece, Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica and even the French Caribbean! His passions include basketball, Argentine tango and burraco. Daniele, on the other hand, discovered sailing on Lake Garda and instantly fell in love with it: he loves exploring new places and sharing his passion with other travellers. In life, he is a physicist, and when you don't find him either as a researcher or as a skipper ... you will find him playing his beloved violin! A sailor could also be on board to help with manoeuvring the boat

Inti and Daniele will be at the helm of a very special boat, the well-known Adriatica, famous for having been the boat of the Sailors by Chance (Susy Blady and Patrizio Roversi of  Tourists by Chance), which over the years has crossed seas and oceans, helmed by great skippers.The atmosphere on board will be informal and welcoming, and the boat will be ready to tell stories of great journeys and great emotions. 

Starting from

€989

7 days - 7 nights

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11+

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Boat & Classes of Service

One off - 2000

Type

Sailboat

Length

22 m.

Toilets

5

Cabins

5

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20+

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Our itinerary

Our trip starts here:

Gaeta.

Check-in: 5:00 PM

Our trip ends here:

Gaeta.

Check-out: 8:00 AM

Our itinerary

We will sail to the enchanting Pontine Islands, stopping at Ponza, with its hidden coves and breathtaking views, Palmarola and Ventotene, rich in Roman history and Mediterranean charm. Next, we will ply the waters to the magical Ischia and Procida, immersing ourselves in the unique atmospheres of these destinations. From Procida, we will set course back to Gaeta, concluding a week full of adventure, spectacular sunsets and the freedom of the sea.


NB: As always, the itinerary of a sailing experience may be subject to some changes depending on weather conditions and sightings.

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Organised by:

WWF Travel

Member since 2020 -

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Italian

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07/14/2024

Aurora A.

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Denmark

Oltre ogni aspettativa!!! Non ci sono altre parole per descrivere questa vacanza! 5 stelle su tutta la linea! Da Salivoli alla Corsica, e da Capraia all'Elba, é stata una settimana fantastica! E gli avvistamenti di tursiopi, tartarughe e mante sono stati la ciliegina sulla torta!! Grandissimo capitano Paolo, una persona veramente simpatica che ci ha dilettato il viaggio con piacevoli chiacchierate in navigazione e preziose istruzioni sulla vela. Grazie di cuore di tutto, soprattutto per la pazienza dimostrata a tutti noi. Fantastico Andrea, la nostra guida WWF, sempre preparatissimo su tutto!! Molto interessanti le lezioni a fine giornata per insegnarci la biologia e l'evoluzione dei nostri beneamati cetacei, oltre a sensibilizzarci sulle minacce del nostro mare e cosa possiamo fare per preservarlo. Ha giovato anche trovare una ciurma di persone splendide che hanno reso la vacanza un vero successo! Ad essere sincera, ci sarei rimasta un altro mese in queste condizioni!! Da rifare!
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Whale watching cruise with WWF researcher between the Tuscan Archipelago and Northern Corsica

07/14/2024

Giulia R.

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Italy

Esperienza molto bella con lo skipper Paolo e la guida WWF Andrea. Lo skipper Paolo è molto esperto e ci ha tramesso la sua passione per il mare e la vela. È stato molto disponibile e ha soddisfatto le nostre richieste. È molto attento alla sicurezza a bordo e un ottimo capitano. Ci ha accolto sulla sua barca e fatti sentire a nostro agio. La guida Andrea è molto competente, ci ha insegnato molto sui cetacei e risposto a tutte le nostre curiosità sui cetacei e non. È una persona molto gentile, disponibile, simpatica e ci ha trasmesso la sua passione per la natura.
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Luisa C.

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Italy

Tutto perfetto, comprese le guide WWF che ci hanno accompagnati in una indimenticabile esperienza
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Margherita M.

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Italy

Bellissima esperienza, molto interessante oltre che piacevole

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