WATCH WHALES AND DAUPHINS IN NICE, French Riviera
Observation of whales, dolphins and sperm whales in Nice, French RivieraA small group (12 passengers max.). A more intimatesofter, in conscienceshare the experience!
From May to November, at off Nice, in the heart of the Pelagos marine mammal sanctuaries, we meet "resident" cetaceans, whales, dolphins, sperm whales, pilot whales among others, as there are about ten species of cetaceans living in the Pelagos sanctuary where we work.
We're going out day-to-dayof 9am to 4pm.
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 in the Pelagos Sanctuary.
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 outing from 9am to 4pm:
110 € per adult
80 € for children under 12 years of age
BOOK YOUR SEA TRIP IN NICE.
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
Lori, your guide with Pierre Lavagne de Castellan during his Shelltone Whale Project training.
Dolphins often come near the boat and play with us...
OUR BOAT, THE CETACEA
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 12 passengers (maximum) can observe the animals up close.
Dolphins, sperm whales, whales, orcas are numerous to come and swim near our home port, Nice, on the French Riviera.
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 allowed 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 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 quietly off Nice, French Riviera.
A sperm whale is swimming calmly around our boat, the Cetacea...
A group of dolphins in a playful mood!