Spring & Autumn Tour: Dolphin watching

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If you are a sea lover 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 coasts of Sardinia, within the boundaries of the Marine Protected Area Capo Caccia - Isola Piana

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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. After the tour, you will receive by email the instructions to download the photos of your sighting from our web site.

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Useful information:

MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19: to ensure the safety of our guests and staff, we adopted an operational protocol in full compliance of ministerial and regional ordinances and any other competent guidelines. At the time of booking, you'll receive the participation request form and the regulations. For more information, please refer to the dedicated page, or contact us directly.

  • ◊ Period: from the 1st of October to the 31st of May.
  • ◊ Departure - Arrival: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm.
  • ◊ Prices: Adult € 37 - Children (under 12) € 25. This tour is suitable for kids from 3 years old.
  • ◊ 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. To be sure to find a seat available, please book some days in advance.
  • ◊ Suggested equipment: warm clothes, waterproof jacket.
  • ◊ 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 rough sea.
  • ◊ All the food and wine we offer on board come from small local producers. 
  • ◊ Nature offers no guarantees: no refund is given in case of no sightings.

Do you need more information? Check out our FAQ page.

Progetto Natura has been awarded by TripAdvisor with 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.