Winter Tour: Dolphin watching

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Dolphin watching eco tours Alghero

If you are a sea lovers and don't let the less warm temperature stop your curiosity, this tour is for you! For three 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. Our chance of spotting dolphins is higher than 80%. Once we sighted a group of dolphins, we get closer in accordance 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 addition, you will be able to listen to the dolphin sounds by means of the hydrophone (underwater microphone) that the scientists of MareTerra NGO use on board to study dolphin vocalisations.

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 tasting 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 October to May
  • - Departure - Arrival: 09.30 am - 1.00 pm
  • - Prices: Adult € 37 - 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 be sure to find a seat available, please book some days in advance.
  • - Suggested equipment: warm clothes, waterproof jacket.
  • - 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 the 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.

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