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WWF expedition for the protection of cetaceans - in search of the Sperm Whale

Italy:

Pontine Islands

Duration:

3 days - 3 nights

Max number of passengers:

9 people

Available:

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Boarding from:

Anzio, RM, Italia

What's included

Cancellation policy

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Organised by:

WWF Travel

Member since 2020 -

Organisation

Italian

English

French

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9 travellers have booked this experience

This experience, in a nutshell

WWF EXPEDITION 2021: research campaign on marine megafauna in the Pontine archipelago, in search of the Sperm Whale.




After the enormous success of the 20-day expedition off Carloforte, the WWF has decided to continue with other expeditions , which differ from each other in terms of destinations and duration, for the purpose of scientific research for the protection of the marine megafauna, including also some endangered cetaceans.

On board these expeditions, WWF will send biologists, naturalists and ethologists aboard an 18-meter schooner, to discover unexplored waters to better understand the impact that man could have had, and could have in the future, on the megafauna. marina of the place.

The goal is therefore to research and monitor the megafauna - Cetaceans, Turtles and Sharks - in this area off the Lazio coast, the ideal habitat of the largest predator in the world: the Sperm Whale . All with specific instrumentation and equipment (drones, hydrophones, cameras and video cameras) to study the distribution and behavior of these wonderful and very important animals and to collect fundamental data to evaluate their presence.

This is a real research expedition, departing from Anzio , which will help the entire scientific community to have valuable information on an unexplored area that could represent a biodiversity hotspot and a very important area of feeding, migration and reproduction for whales. , dolphins, turtles and sharks.

Participating in this expedition is a unique and unrepeatable experience , which will allow 8 travelers to support, in a very important WWF research project, a professional who every day is committed to the protection of marine fauna and the ecosystem in general.

IS IT AN EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE?

Yes, in the sense that anyone can get on board this experience, the important thing is to be at ease on a boat and know that it will be a wonderful experience but with rhythms dictated by the real protagonists of this adventure: the cetaceans and other marine animals. There will therefore be navigation and sailing but also moments of fun and strong complicity within the crew, which is united by a common mission: to search and monitor cetaceans to give them the opportunity to continue living undisturbed in their natural habitat. .

THE SKIPPER AND THE BOAT

The skipper of this experience will be Francesco N .. On board with Francesco there will also be his co-skipper and at least two expert biologists / naturalists or ethologists sent by the WWF and other international bodies. For those who wish during the experience it will be possible to learn sailing notions with a small course held by the skipper .

Sailing with Francesco means taking a step back in time, it means experiencing those emotions that only history with its traditions can give you. Lie on the deck, eyes closed, the sun warming your face and feel the gentle roll of the boat as it safely plows through the water. The schooner is in fact built entirely of wood and designed for an environmental awareness project on the theme of plastic in the sea. The guest cabins are two doubles (of which only one is "closed"), one triple (with double berth + 1 single) and one quadruple with 4 single berths.
This boat is deliberately spartan but very charming , so the small price to pay is the lack of some comforts: there is no 220v (therefore it is not possible to use the hairdryer on board) and it does not dispense hot water.

GREEN PASS MANDATORY

Participants of this holiday will be required to show a valid green pass.

SHIPMENT CONFIRMATION

This expedition will start with a minimum number of 6 people, so that WWF can at least partially cover the costs of the expedition. From experience on past expeditions, people who board this type of experience often travel alone. The advice is, if interested, to book even at a minimum number NOT yet reached , as it has happened several times to have an adequate number of interested parties but no one who takes the first step, perhaps frightened by the possibility of not reaching the minimum number. Even after booking, as long as the holiday is not confirmed (ie it will have a minimum of 6 people on board) it will be possible to receive a TOTAL REFUND , in the event that the number of 6 people is not reached.

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Boat & Classes of Service

Westegard Boats Schooner 60 - 2016

Type

Sailing ship

Length

18.14 m.

Toilets

2

Cabins

4

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Our itinerary

Our trip starts here:

Anzio, RM, Italia.

Check-in: 6:00 PM

Our trip ends here:

Anzio, RM, Italia.

Check-out: 4:00 PM

The organiser reviews

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Organised by:

WWF Travel

Member since 2020 -

Organisation

Italian

English

French

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1st May - Whale watching cruise with WWF researcher between Elba and Capraia

05/14/2024

Eleonora C.

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Italy

Viaggio sulla carta magnifico. Purtroppo non siamo stati fortunati con il meteo-marino, perciò dal mercoledì sera siamo rimasti nel porto di Viareggio fino al Sabato a 12.00, per poi rientrare in porto la Domenica alle 18.00. "Al meteo non si comanda" e a quanto pare il rischio di fattibilità o meno del viaggio ricade tutto sui turisti. Come da policy, non è previsto annullamento o altro, perciò una volta prenotata l'esperienza bisogna solo confidare di non aver pagato invano. Al rientro, ho suggerito di prevedere dei voucher, perchè nel nostro caso sono rimasta molto delusa dalla gestione del pre-partenza. Mi sarei aspettata un annullamento di questa vacanza e la possibilità di partecipare in un altro momento. Capisco che l'organizzatore si debba in qualche modo tutelare "per la sostenibilità aziendale", come mi è stato detto (frase alquanto spiacevole da leggere in quanto cliente non soddisfatta). Credo anche però che un tour operator debba essere in grado di capire quando un viaggio è fattibile o meno. Peccato.
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1st May - Whale watching cruise with WWF researcher between Elba and Capraia

05/10/2024

Marco B.

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Italy

Esperienza nel complesso positiva, in cui ho potuto interfacciarmi con persone aventi i miei stessi ideali e che mi hanno trasmesso diverse e interessanti conoscenze su ecosistema e fauna marina relazionata alla spedizione. Nota negativa, che purtroppo pesa nella recensione complessiva, è la mancata navigazione per due giorni abbondanti su quattro a causa delle condizioni meteo-marine e la conseguente variazione d'itinerario. Data comunque la difficoltà nel prevedere questo tipo di situazioni, sarà mia cura provare a comunicare con gli organizzatori per cercare di rendere meno spiacevoli il verificarsi di queste situazioni a chi intende vivere questo tipo di esperienze.
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25 April - Whale watching expedition with WWF researcher in Liguria

05/8/2024

Nicoletta S.

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Italy

Sabrina e Silvia due Guide appassionate e competenti, super disponibili per tutte le necessità delle persone a bordo. In quattro giorni si é creato un clima di amicizia e un affiatamento tra l’equipaggio che non avrei mai sperato! Nonostante le condizioni meteo marine non sempre ideali siamo usciti sempre in sicurezza e abbiamo fatto avvistamenti ogni giorno. Nicola lo skipper ha fatto sempre il possibile per assicurare la nostra permanenza sulla barca confortevole, come se fossimo a casa nostra. Esperienza che consiglierei a tutti, tornerò sicuramente!
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1st May - Whale watching cruise with WWF researcher between Elba and Capraia

05/6/2024

Elettra B.

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Italy

Esperienza ottima. Immersione totale nella vita da barca con una parte di spiegazioni sulla vita del mare e dei nostri stupendi mammiferi marini. Organizzato con cura, attenzione e andando incontro ai bisogni delle persone presente dove possibile. Barca stupenda, tenuta bene, cibo in abbondanza, persone speciali con cui condividere spazi e tempo. Silvia molto attenta, veloce e simpatica, con una conoscenza approfondita della vita marina e non solo che trasmette senza fatica. Giulia super preparata e ottima relatrice. Anche se il tempo ci è stato avverso è stata un'esperienza unica di cui sono molto soddisfatta. Consigliata. Il capitano della vela è stato il top. Elettra .

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