Watch dolphins and whales from Nice, Côte d'Azur.
Observation of whales, dolphins and sperm whales in Nice, Côte d'AzurA small group (8 passengers max.). A more intimatesofter, in conscienceshare the experience!
All year round, at off Nice, in the heart of the Pelagos marine mammal sanctuaries, we meet "resident" cetaceans, whales, dolphins, sperm whales, pilot whales and others, as there are about ten species of cetaceans living in the Pelagos sanctuary where we work.
We go out to 9h back to 14h. Departure is from the port of Beaulieu sur mer.
The trip out of Nice is by sailboat and lasts 5 hours - a wonderful experience!
We are not tourism professionalsWe welcome you on board to share our passion and experience.
Our 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 Pelagos Sanctuary has enabled us to develop our respectful approach techniques. in the marine environment in the Pelagos Sanctuary.
We do not guarantee the presence of animals during our tripsThis is impossible. Of course we do our best to find them, but if you think you can't handle your frustration in case we don't observe any, then you'd better not come with us to our mission.
We are setting up a georeferenced database and acoustics of all cetaceans encountered in the Pelagos sanctuary off Nice. Your participation in our sea trips helps to finance our research. We only take on board people who are in a good mood. Observe the animals that we see at the moment by clicking on the button below.
Participation in the cost of a day's sailing from 9am to 2pm. The trip from Nice takes place on a sailing boat and lasts 5 hours - a wonderful experience!
- 95 Euro per adult and 65 Euro per child under 12 from 01/04/2023
BOOK YOUR SEA TRIP IN NICE
1 - Click on the date of your choice
2 - Confirm the number of adults and children.
3 - Payment is made online by credit card.
4 - You will immediately receive your boarding ticket by e-mail.
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THE CREW THAT ACCOMPANIES YOU AT SEA
Lori, your guide with Pierre Lavagne de Castellan during his Shelltone Whale Project training.
OUR BOAT, THE CETACEA
Dolphins often come near the boat and play with us...
Welcome aboard the Cetacean, a beautiful 13 meter sailboat, our silent boat offers a nice closeness with the animals, very stable and comfortable And you will never be crowded on our boat 🙂
A spacious and comfortable boat so that the 8 passengers (maximum) can closely observe the animals.
Dolphins, sperm whales and whales all swim near our home port of Nice on the Côte d'Azur.
The Shelltone Whale Project has developed a cetacean approach protocol, which is applied to every sea trip among Mediterranean whales, dolphins and sperm whales within the Pelagos marine sanctuary.
Our observation protocol is governed by simple principles:
Our daily trips to the sea to conduct our research have enabled us to establish a climate of trust with the whales, sperm whales and dolphins of the Côte d'Azur, who alone decide to interact with humans in a calm, serene atmosphere.
On each trip, we use our hydrophone (underwater microphone) and we decipher the sounds heard in the sea, whale songs, sperm whale codas, dolphin whistles and pilot whales of the French Riviera. These sounds, heard live, allow us to decide on 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 the Pelagos Sanctuary in Nice Côte d'Azur.
PHOTOS TAKEN FROM THE BOAT
A sperm whale probing...
Dolphins in the quiet...
A sperm whale, just before it goes into the depths to feed...
PHOTOS TAKEN FROM THE BOAT
A group of dolphins swimming peacefully off Nice, Côte d'Azur.
A sperm whale is swimming calmly around our boat, the Cetacea...
A group of dolphins in a very playful mood!