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Whale watching cruise with WWF researcher between the Tuscan Archipelago and Northern Corsica

Next Departure:

June 16, 2024

Italy:

Tuscany

Duration:

6 days - 6 nights

Max number of passengers:

8 people

Available:

June - September

Boarding from:

Salivoli

What's included

Cancellation policy

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Organised by:

WWF Travel

Member since 2020 -

Organisation

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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 learn to observe, identify and protect, with methods strictly non-invasive, the cetaceans of our seas.



For travelers it will be an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the nature and sea, to have fun in the most beautiful seas of the Mediterranean Sea and at the same time to develop great scientific interest such as:



Nature photography techniques and photography techniques Photo-identification


Monitoring methodologies


Behavioural sampling techniques


• use of research instrumentation: GPS, software for navigation, 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 on-board activities (such as cooking, keeping the boat tidy,..) , in order to preserve the the spirit of sharing that characterizes this type of holidays.



The daily activities, in agreement with the skipper and the researcher, will be modulated and variable depending on the conditions weather and the identification of itineraries that lend extemporaneously to scientific research. For this reason, in We will need to be flexible and understand that Working with animals in the wild is not 100% plannable. Sometimes cetacean observations will require more navigation. in order to make an observation. But it's This is precisely the beauty of a cruise that has a of scientific research!



WHY CHOOSE WWF TRAVEL?


1) RESPONSIBLE TOURISM: we are one of the founding members of AITR, Italian Association of Responsible Tourism; for us To make a trip means first of all to implement all the Good practices aimed at respecting the environment, the community and support for the protection of biodiversity;


2) COMPETENCE and KNOWLEDGE: we place a high value on In fact, WWF's researchers all come from naturalistic training paths, but above all they have a Very clear objective, which is to give depth to emotions experience on board and make sure that your wealth of knowledge is much heavier when you return from an experience with WWF, enriching with details every moment lived in search of the inhabitants of the sea.


3) FUN AND PLEASURE: let's never forget that you are Speaking of 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 that We are visiting and appreciating the pleasure of sharing The experience with our travel companions in an atmosphere cheerful and relaxed.



OUR SKIPPER


The skipper of this experience will be Paolo C. (click on the his name to read the reviews he has received from travellers). His passion for sailing began at the age of 9, when he began to sail with his father through the Strait of Bonifacio. Handed down then the same passion to his son Luca with whom he opened a ASD. Paolo has a deep knowledge of the archipelago area Tuscan, northern Sardinia and beyond. Also a sailing instructor, he has attended numerous courses, travelling with children and teenagers on the occasion of the of summer camps and families. People who traveled with him They called him an optimistic and nice person, attentive connoisseur, lover of wind and sea and great storyteller of stories of the sea and life.


On board with Paolo there will be a skipper-sailor who will help him in the Driving the boat.

Starting from

€889

6 days - 6 nights

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Boat & Classes of Service

Velmare Vagabond 47 - 1977

Type

Monohull

Length

15.75 m.

Toilets

2

Cabins

4

Our itinerary

Our trip starts here:

Salivoli.

Sunday

June 16

from 16:00

to 20:00

Our trip ends here:

Salivoli.

Saturday

June 22

from 16:00

to 18:00

Our itinerary

The meeting is scheduled in Salivoli on Sundays starting at 4:00 p.m. We will make a galley and then we will have dinner in the port for a first Evening of acquaintance. On Monday morning we will set sail very early en route to the Tuscan Archipelago. Our First Stop will be the island of Elba, and then evaluate according to the conditions weather if to sail to the Island of Capraia, circumnavigating it and stopping among its coves, or, if heading towards Macinaggio, Cap Corse, Corsica. We will meet white beaches, Crystal clear water, rocks and wonderful views. Corsica is a wild and unspoiled island, interrupted by small villages, that will fascinate us. On the way back, we will head back to the island of Elba for one night, and then return to Salivoli in the late afternoon/evening on Saturdays.

Boarding will take place on Sunday evening from 16:00 onwards and the Disembarkation will be the following Saturday, by 18:00.

The boat has about 2000 liters of water and plenty of space for the galley, so he is able to spend the whole week night at anchor without the need to stop in port beyond those of embarkation and disembarkation, if the weather permits.


Note: in case the weather does not allow us long we will evaluate whether to devote more time to just one of the islands. of Capraia or Corsica: transparent and pristine water, with Lively ports and a great desire to have fun in the evening!

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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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