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WWF Expedition "The Song of the Sea": week with night sailings to listen to cetaceans

Next Departure:

September 1, 2024

Italy:

Tuscany

Duration:

6 days - 6 nights

Max number of passengers:

11 people

Available:

September

Boarding from:

Talamone

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Organised by:

WWF Travel

Member since 2020 -

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This experience, in a nutshell

WWF TRAVEL RESEARCH CRUISES: WHALE WATCHING BUT NOT ONLY!

This "limited edition" WWF Expedition is a one-of-a-kind experience: in addition to sailing through the crystal clear waters of the cetacean sanctuary, closely observing the majestic species that populate these waters, you will have the opportunity to look for animals not only with your eyes, but also with your ears. The presence of a hydrophone on board, a sort of underwater microphone, will allow you to listen to the sounds of marine biodiversity. Even when cetaceans are not visible, they can be spotted through their calls and songs. If the weather conditions allow it, this magical practice will also be carried out at night: the charm of listening to the sounds of the sea at sunset, immersed in the silence of the night, with the starry sky above.

These nocturnal expeditions will not only be strictly scientific but, at nightfall, as the hydrophone descends into the depths of the sea, myths and legends about the constellations will be told, transporting the crew on a journey through history, mythology and nature.

A total immersion in nature, science and the magic of the sea: an adventure that will remain forever in the hearts of those who have lived it.

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

The skipper of this experience will be Francesco N. (click on his name to read the reviews left by other travelers). Check out the great reviews it has already received on Sailsquare. On board, together with Francesco, you will also find two other people who will help him during the navigation: they will live with you a magical experience in search of cetaceans. 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 deck, eyes closed, the sun warming your face and feel the gentle roll of the boat as it safely ploughs through the water. In fact, the schooner is built entirely of wood and was designed for an environmental project to raise awareness on the issue of plastic in the sea.

€979

6 days - 6 nights

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Boat & Classes of Service

Westegard Boats Schooner 60 - 2016

Type

Gulet

Length

18.14 m.

Toilets

2

Cabins

4

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Our itinerary

Our trip starts here:

Talamone.

Check-in: 6:00 PM

Our trip ends here:

Talamone.

Check-out: 3:00 PM

Our itinerary

We therefore propose an adventure inside the Mediterranean Cetacean Sanctuary, in an area between the Island of Elba, the Tuscan Coast and Corsica, starting from the port of Talamone. 

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Member since 2020 -

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Italian

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

07/17/2024

Giulia D.

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Italy

Abbiamo trascorso una settimana indimenticabile alla ricerca di cetacei tra le meravigliose isole dell’Elba, Capraia e Corsica. Oltre ad essere stato un viaggio ricco di momenti di divertimento e relax, è stata un’esperienza che ci ha arricchito profondamente. Un ringraziamento speciale va alla nostra guida, Andrea, che ha saputo trasmetterci la sua autentica passione per il mondo marino che stavamo esplorando. Gli approfondimenti sui cetacei che ci ha fornito con competenza e simpatia ci hanno fatto scoprire molti aspetti della vita di questi affascinanti animali, facendoci riflettere su quanto sia importante diffondere queste conoscenze per la tutela degli ecosistemi, oltre che per ammirarne la complessità e la bellezza. Paolo, il nostro capitano, è stato uno skipper partecipe, allegro e sempre pronto a venire incontro alle esigenze del gruppo. La traversata a vela dalla Corsica alla Capraia è stata uno dei momenti più belli del viaggio, grazie al nostro capitano e al marinaio, Alex, che hanno alzato le vele per regalarci questa emozione. Infine, è stata una vera fortuna condividere quest’esperienza con un fantastico gruppo. Grazie di cuore a tutti. Giulia e Marco
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Whale watching cruise with WWF researcher between the Tuscan Archipelago and Northern Corsica

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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Whale watching cruise with WWF researcher on 18-meter schooner

07/1/2024

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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