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WHALE AND DOLPHIN WATCHING IN GUADELOUPE

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Observation of cetaceanswhales, dolphins and sperm whales in GuadeloupeA small group (12 passengers max.). A more intimatesofter, in conscienceshare the experience!

All year round, in GuadeloupeWe see beautiful, year-round resident animals, sperm whales (which are whales), spotted dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and Fraser's dolphins. We also meet pilot whales, pseudo-orcas, beaked whales and even orcas, among others, because there are more than 20 species of marine mammals living in the Agoa sanctuary where we work, on the leeward coast of Guadeloupe. The humpback whale is with us from December to the end of May.

We're going out day-to-dayAt 8.00 am and 12.30 pm. We are at sea for about 3h30.

The departure is from the fishing port of Baille Argentbetween Deshaies and Pointe Noire ( 7 km from Deshaies towards Pointe Noire and 4 km from Pointe Noire towards Deshaies ). At the pontoon of the gas station of the boats.    

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IMPORTANT

We are not tourism professionalswe are researchers, we welcome you on board to share our experience.

We are a association under the law of 1901, recognised as being of general interest for its scientific research on cetaceans and its environmental actions in the marine environment in the Agoa sanctuary in Guadeloupe.

Our guide Naëlformed by Pierre Lavagne de Castellan will take you to meet the cetaceans of the leeward coast of Guadeloupe using the techniques of Shelltone Whale Project. You will then benefit from our experience, both to put all the chances on your side for watching cetaceansthat they are certain to be able to do so in the respect that is due to them.

We are setting up a georeferenced database and acoustics of all cetaceans encountered on the leeward coast of Guadeloupe. 

Your participation in our sea trips helps to finance our research in inter-species communication. We only take on board people who are in a good mood. Watch the animals we are currently seeing by clicking on the button below.

Participation in the costs of a half-day sea trip:

  • 50 € per adult

  • 30 € for children under 12 years of age

  •  1 € per person for Guadeloupe National Park. This tax is used to finance the protection of natural areas. Click here for more information.
  • Annual subscription to the association valid from 1 January to 31 December: 15 €  per person / year.

    We are an association under the French law of 1901, the annual fee is required to become a member and participate in our excursions, it is paid only once a year and is not automatically renewable from one year to the next.

BOOK YOUR SEA TRIP TO DESHAIES, GUADELOUPE

1 - Fill in the form below.
2 - We will confirm quickly our availability according to your wishes.
3 - We will send you a request for payment by email. The payment is made online either with Paypal or by credit card, without creating a Paypal account.

If you have problems with the formplease send an email to pierre@shelltonewhaleprojet.org indicating your e-mail, telephone number, number of passengers and desired date for the outing. Click here to send an email.

THE CREW THAT ACCOMPANIES YOU AT SEA

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Lea, a certified guide from the Agoa and Nael Shrine, Captain 200.

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Dolphins often come near the boat and play with us...

OUR BOAT, THE NADJA

Welcome aboard Nadja, which we have specially designed for cetacean watching. Our boat offers a beautiful closeness to the animals and an excellent acoustic quality, to make the most of the whales' song. And you will never be crowded on our boat 🙂.

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A spacious and comfortable boat so that the 11 passengers (maximum) can closely observe the animals.

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Dolphins, sperm whales, whales, orcas are numerous to come and swim near our home port, Baille-Argent, on the west coast of Guadeloupe

The Shelltone Whale Project has set up a protocol for approaching cetaceans, which is applied to each sea trip among the whales, dolphins and sperm whales of Guadeloupe within the Agoa Marine Sanctuary.
Our observation protocol is governed by simple principles:

  • Our daily trips at sea, to conduct our research, have allowed us to establish a climate of trust with the whales, sperm whales and dolphins of Guadeloupe, who alone decide on an interaction with humans, in a calm, serene atmosphere.

  • At each outing, we use our hydrophone (underwater microphone) and we decipher the sounds heard in the sea, whale songs, sperm whale codas, whistles of dolphins and pilot whales from Guadeloupe. These sounds heard live, allow us to decide the orientation of the boat to give us the best chance to observe the animals.

  • A unique experience, a scientific, ecological and educational approach, based on the principles of non-intrusion and mutual respect for the dolphins, sperm whales and whales of Guadeloupe.

PHOTOS TAKEN FROM THE BOAT

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A sperm whale probing...

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Dolphins in the quiet...

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A sperm whale, just before it goes into the depths to feed...

PHOTOS TAKEN FROM THE BOAT

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A group of dolphins swimming quietly off Deshaies in Guadeloupe...

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A sperm whale swims calmly around our boat, the Nadja...

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A group of dolphins in a very playful mood!

WHALE SONGS - 43 Min.

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

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