BOAT SAFARI TO SPOT WHALES AND DOLPHINS

  • Havn

    Dominica

  • Niveau af vanskeligheder

    Nem

  • Type

    Sightseen, Designed for families, Less than 1 hour walking, Family friendly, 51

  • Pris

    Voksne

    EUR69.0

  • Varighed i timer

    3.5

  • Udflugtskode

    3488

In a nutshell A thrilling unmissable catamaran excursion along the Western coast of the island to spot whales, sperm whales and dolphins in their natural habitat and listen to their unmistakeable sounds.

Main stops
  • Aboard the catamaran: safety briefing and information on the history, animal species and their behaviour
  • Sailing along the western coast
  • Listening to animal sounds with a hydrophone
  • Spotting of cetaceans
  • Drink on the way back to the ship


The programme
  • A short coach ride takes us to the ferry terminal where we board a catamaran.
  • We attend a short safety briefing and the crew also provides precious information on the history, animal species and their behaviour.
  • We sail along the western coast of the island, between 4 and 15 km from the shore, and try to spot some cetaceans.
  • Every time the catamaran stops (approximately 3 miles off the coast and for 15 minutes), some hydrophones are dropped into the water: thanks to these devices, we can hear the rhythmic clicking of the sperm whale, the vocalisations of pilot whales, the whistling of dolphins or the singing of humpback whales.
  • In the meantime, we can learn a lot of interesting information on these extraordinary creatures.
  • The cetaceans we are most likely to spot are sperm whales, pilot whales, killer whales, Atlantic spotted dolphins, spinner dolphins and bottlenose dolphins.
  • On our way back to the ship, we are served a fruit beverage and a rum punch.

Good to know
  • The minimum distance to get close to the animals is 50 metres.
  • As cetaceans give birth to their babies in the area and for the well-being of the animals, no water activity is involved in the excursion.
  • The probability of spotting the cetaceans is very high, but there are no guarantees as these animals live in their natural habitat.