Summer tour: Dolphin watching and Snorkeling

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Snorkeling guidato con i biologi di Progetto Natura

In the first part of the tour, for a couple of hours, we search dolphins. You can participate too by learning the techniques of marine mammal observers.

During the navigation, a briefing will be provided to let you know more about biology and behaviour of dolphins, along with their conservation status. We will also be able to let you listen to the dolphin sounds recorded by the scientists of MareTerra NGO on board. Thanks to their presence and studies our chance of spotting dolphins is higher than 80%. Once we sighted a group of dolphins, we get closer in accord with the International Code of Conduct we adopt to minimise the risk of any disturbance to dolphins and other wildlife. In this way we can continue observing their natural behaviour. Thanks to the photo-identification technique, we can recognise dolphins by their dorsal fins and we are able to tell you their names, how old they are and their health status.

In the second part of the tour you will admire one of the most beautiful coast of Sardinia, within the boundaries of the Marine Protected Area Capo Caccia - Isola Piana. After all these emotions, relax yourself swimming in clear and transparent water and discover the magnificent underwater world and its inhabitants. Do not have much experience with snorkeling? Our guides will accompany you and will give you guidance in the water. In this way you can enjoy your safe snorkeling experience.

NB - To participate in the snorkeling you need to know how to swim in deep water.

On the way back to the port, you will taste an aperitif of cheese and salami of small local producer, accompanied by a chilled glass of Vermentino wine.

We know how hard is to take a snapshot of wild dolphins. We want to give you our own professional photos as a souvenir of your experience with us. On board you will receive the instructions to download the photos of your sighting from our web site.

Useful information:

  • - Period: from June to September
  • - Departures - Arrivals: 9.30 am - 1.30 pm | 2.30 pm – 6.30 pm
  • - Prices: Adult € 40 - Children (under 12) € 25
  • - Point of departure: in Banchina Rafael Catardi, in front of Ciclo Express rental bikes, one of the crew waits for you (go to the map).
  • - Important: booking is absolutely necessary before departure (book now). To find a seat available in July and August, please book many weeks in advance.
  • - Suggested equipment: beach towel, swimsuit, sun cream, sunglasses, sunhat.
  • - This tour is suitable for kids from 3 years old.
  • - Behaviour on board: we strongly respect the environment thus animals feeding and any behaviours that disturb dolphins and other wildlife are not allowed. The crew explain the safety rules before departure.
  • - The tour can be cancelled in case of bad weather, strong wind and ruff sea.
  • - All the food and wine we offer on board come from small local producers. The menu can be changed to meet the request of vegetarian or muslim guests.
  • - Nature offers no guarantees: no refund is given in case of no sightings.

Do you need more information? Please check out our FAQ page.

Progetto Natura has been awarded by TripAdvisor with a 2017, 2018 Certificate of excellence and by Luxury Travel Guide in 2016 and 2017 as "Sustainable Tour Operator of the Year" and "Service Excellence" for Sardinia in the SOUTHERN EUROPEAN TOURS.