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Whale watching in Guadeloupe


Whale watching in Guadeloupe in an intimate setting (8 persons max.) A more private and conscientious approach.

Daily trips from Deshaies, leaving at 8 am, returning at 12 noon.

All year round, we encounter resident marine mammals such as sperm whales, dolphins, pilot whales, in the waters off Deshaies. There are more than 20 species of marine mammal that live in the Agoa sanctuary where we operate.

Humpback whales, whose songs we study, visit us from February to May.

Your guides.


Pierre                                                                                  Lea

Bioacousticien marin.                                                      Géoreferenced  data manager.


The Shelltone Whale Project has set up a marine mammal approach protocol, which is applied to every sea trip among whales from Guadeloupe, dolphins and sperm whales in the Agoa marine sanctuary.

Our observation protocol is governed by simple principles.

  • Our daily sea research trips have allowed us to establish a degree of trust over time with the whales of Guadeloupe, sperm whales and dolphins who now choose to interact with humans, in a calm and serene atmosphere.
  • A unique experience, a scientific, ecological, educational approach, based on the principles of non-intrusion and mutual respect with the dolphins, sperm whales and whales of Guadeloupe.
  • On every trip, we use our hydrophone (underwater microphone) and Pierre Lavagne de Castellan, marine boiacoustic expert, deciphers the sounds heard under the waves: whale songs, sperm whale codas, dolphin and pilot whale whistles. These live sounds then allow us to position the boat for the best chance of seeing the animals surface.


We are an association of law 1901, recognized as being of public interest for scientific research on marine mammals and environmental action in the Agoa whale sanctuary in Guadeloupe.

Our association is a signatory to the Guadeloupe Marine Mammal Sanctuary Charter.

We recommend taking the time to browse our site to become familiar with our research, you will appreciate your trip even more.

Your participation in our trips at sea help fund our research amongst whales and dolphins of Guadeloupe.


Participation in half-day outing prices:

60 € / adult       and 35 € / kids under 12

Payment is by credit card upon boarding.


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