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

Next Departure:

July 6, 2024

Italy:

Pontine Islands

Duration:

6 days - 7 nights

Max number of passengers:

13 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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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. Tuscan skipper with a passion for travel: his gaze is always turned to the next destination and the next meeting! A lover of the diversity of the world, Inti is dedicated to exploring the ways of the sea, sailing in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Croatia, Greece, Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica and even the French Caribbean!  Among his passions are basketball, Argentine tango and burraco.

Inti 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

€969

6 days - 7 nights

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Boat & Classes of Service

One off One off - 2000

Type

Monohull

Length

22 m.

Toilets

5

Cabins

5

Our itinerary

Our trip starts here:

Gaeta.

Saturday

July 6

from 17:00

to 19:00

Our trip ends here:

Gaeta.

Saturday

July 13

from 8:00

to 9:00

Our itinerary

The participants organize themselves by deciding who keeps the Common Fund and how much the share should be. The skipper is available to make suggestions at the request of the participants.

Any request for a chef on board must be confirmed 15 days before departure and participants must give their common written consent to the Skipper.


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The organiser reviews

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Organised by:

WWF Travel

Member since 2020 -

Organisation

Italian

English

French

4.78/5

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77

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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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