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By watching dolphins and whales with the Shelltone Whale Project, you are helping to protect them.

A new respectful and conscious approach to cetacean watching.

Association under the law of 1901 recognised as being of general interest    

Shelltone Whale Project specialises in interspecies communication with cetaceans.

Better knowledge for better protection.

Discover cetaceans in our company, in a gentle and respectful approach of the animals. We are based in Deshaies in Guadeloupe, Cadaqués in Catalonia, Nice on the French Riviera and Biarritz in the Basque Country.

Book your place on one of our boats and admire these natural wonders while helping to protect them.

Whether for scientific research or tourism, we must approach animals with respect.

watch dolphins and whales
watch dolphins and whales

Observe dolphins and whales: the Shelltone Whale Project is an association under the French law of 1901, recognised as being of general interest for its research in acoustics with cetaceans and its environmental actions in the marine environment.

Our scientific experience in approaching cetaceans allows us to guarantee our expedition passengers a unique experience based on the knowledge and respect of the animals we observe. 

All the captains of our different bases in Guadeloupe, Cadaqués, Nice or Biarritz have been trained by Pierre Lavagne de Castellan, marine bio-acoustician, ethnologist and research director of the Shelltone Whale Project.

All our trips are conducted in accordance with the Shelltone Whale Project charter, developed over 30 years of studying cetaceans around the world.

The mission of the Shelltone Whale Project is to play, improvise, co-write and record music with whales, sublimating through this common creation the fundamentals of inter-species communication, and then to analyse these data, try to understand them and study the effects of these songs and sounds on other living organisms such as plants, animals and humans.

Beneath the surface of the oceans, whales sing extraordinarily complex and delicate songs, a pure expression of their intense social life and wisdom. Anyone who has been close to a whale and had the chance to listen to its song has had the feeling that these peaceful creatures have an immense amount of knowledge to discover and share.



Recorded 10 miles off Baille Argent on 26 April 2016. We are convinced that there is a message in this song. Enjoy your listening!



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