WHALE WATCHING IN LIGURIA

The Whale Watching excursion which lasts about four hours from the last port of embarkation is designed to seek and admire in their natural habitat the species of marine mammals living in the International Sanctuary of Cetaceans: striped dolphins, fin whales, sperm whales, Cuvier’s beaked whale, Risso’s dolphins , pilot whales, common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins. In about 30 minutes of navigation to the open sea we’ll reach a depth of about 2000 meters where the exploration truly begins; from that moment on participate with our experienced crew to the activity of sighting, remembering that patience and perseverance are necessary to succeed! On board there will always be a marine biologist who will comment the sightings and will answer your questions. The tour is suitable for audiences of all ages; it is still advisable to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, windbreakers, caps, sunglasses and protective sunscreen. Bringing photos / videos equipment and binoculars will make the sightings even more special! The return is scheduled in the late afternoon; The excursion takes place with a minimum number of 50 paying passengers.

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THE INTERNATIONAL CETACEAN SANCTUARY

Established in 1993 with an agreement between Italy, France and Monaco this area has the highest cetacean population in the Mediterranean. The geological features of the seabed and the concentration of nutrients produce a basic and rich marine food chain. These are the reasons that have led man Research Institutes and Environmental Groups to convince these countries to introduce this valuable marine area. Many years of experience of the our crew, allow us today to reach an annual average of 2 sighting per tour , an excellent result considering that these animals are free.

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CETACEANS BOARDS

Cetaceans are warm-blooded mammals, which means they give birth to their young and nurse them. They spend their entire lives at sea and usually live in social groups called “pods.”
Cetaceans breathe air just like us, but seeing as they live in the water, this is somewhat more difficult. Many, like the sperm whale, can hold their breath and stay underwater for a long time after which, in order to breathe, they must resurface and swim with the top of their heads out of the water to keep their nostrils open.
There are some 70 cetacean species and they live in all the seas of the world, from the coldest waters of the polar regions to the warm waters of the tropics and equatorial areas.

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Cetaceans are divided into two major suborders: Odotoceti, or toothed whales and Mysticeti, or baleen whales. Odontoceti have teeth – anywhere from 1 to 65 – and are usually smaller than whales, even though they can grow to some 18 m in length, such as the Sperm Whale. They have only one nostril. Mysticeti are usually bigger and have two nostrils. They do not have teeth but so-called baleen plates, filters which retain the plankton they use to nourish themselves.

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