WHALE AND DOLPHIN WATCHING IN CADAQUES, COSTA BRAVA
Observation of dolphins, sperm whales and whales in Cadaqués, Costa Brava in Spain, in small groups (11 people max).
A more intimate, gentle, conscious approach, share the experience!
From May to November, off Cadaqués, Costa Brava, we encounter cetaceans, sperm whales, fin whales, pilot whales or pilot whales, Risso's dolphins, common bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins, beaked and minke whales and sometimes killer whales among others.
There are many species of marine mammals that live off the coast of the Cap de Creus Natural Park, in Cadaqués, where we conduct our research on cetacean communication.
We go out every day from 9am to 1pm.
We are not tourism professionalswe are researchers, we welcome you on board to share our experience.
We are an association under the law of 1901, recognized as being of general interest for its scientific research on cetaceans and its environmental actions in the marine environment.
We are setting up a georeferenced database and acoustics of all cetaceans encountered. Your participation in our sea trips helps finance our research. We only take on board people who are in a good mood. Observe the animals we are currently seeing by clicking on the button below.
Participation in the costs of a half-day sea trip:
60 € per adult
40 € for children under 12 years of age
BOOK YOUR SEA TRIP TO CADAQUES, COSTA BRAVA
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.
THE CREW THAT ACCOMPANIES YOU AT SEA
Your guide: Pierre Lavagne de Castellan, marine bio-acoustician, research director of the Shelltone Whale Project.
Dolphins often come near the boat and play with us...
The Shelltone Whale Project has implemented a cetacean approach protocol, which is applied on each sea trip among sperm whales, fin whales, pilot whales, Risso's dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins, beaked whales and minke whales.
Our observation protocol is governed by simple principles:
Our daily sea trips, to conduct our research, have allowed us to establish a climate of trust with cetaceans, who alone decide whether to interact with humans, in a calm, serene atmosphere.
On each outing, 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 off Cadaqués. 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, pedagogical approach, based on principles of non-intrusion and mutual respect for dolphins, sperm whales and whales off the Costa Brava.
Welcome aboard our boat. It offers a beautiful proximity with the animals and an excellent acoustic quality, to enjoy the whales' song. And you will never be crowded on our boat 🙂.
A spacious and comfortable boat so that the 10 passengers (maximum) can closely observe the animals.
PHOTOS TAKEN FROM THE BOAT
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 the coast of Cadaqués, Costa Brava.
A sperm whale swims calmly around our boat...
A group of dolphins in a playful mood!