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Sail with us in the wake of whales

Animals

Sail with us in the wake of whales

27 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 9 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, French, Italian
Animals

Sail with us in the wake of whales

Animals

Sail with us in the wake of whales

27 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 9 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, French, Italian

What you'll do

Live a unique experience, sailing aboard a 12 m sailing boat, fast and comfortable, in the most lively and clean sea of ​​the Mediterranean. Actively participate in the rigging of the sails and take the helm, to verify your skills as a sailor, following the skipper's instructions. Share the experience of life on board and sailing in family or between friends, in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and actively participate in the ecological action of collecting data on the presence / absence of cetaceans and the removal of plastic from the sea surface. You will learn about the sea and its wonderful inhabitants: on board, a certified High Quality Whale Watching guide will illustrate the characteristics of this privileged sea area, the Pelagos Sanctuary, the protected area created to protect the whales and dolphins that inhabit it. You will learn to recognize cetaceans' presence's signs and the method to identify the species present. You will discover the correct behavior to adopt in their presence. You will appreciate the beauty of the open sea and the unique colors of these waters rich in life. Battibaleno's skipper will respond to all your curiosities about the world of boating and navigation techniques, putting at your disposal over 40 years of experience, to enrich your knowledge and make you fall in love with the sea.
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Your host

Learn more about Alberto Marco

Alberto Marco

My name is Alberto, I love the sea, I love freedom, I love life.I am a photographer and skipper, founding president of the non-profit association Battibaleno, for the protection and knowledge of the Mediterranean Sea's cetaceans. Since 1996, I have collaborated with the most important institutions for the sea, including ISPRA and IWC, on data acquisition on cetaceans' presence. I systematically carry out monitoring sea expeditions in the Pelagos Sanctuary protected area. I like to share my passion for sailing, I like to share my passion for sailing, which I have been practicing for over 40 years. I trained at the Glénans sailing school and obtained the L.N.I. boat license in 1986 and 1999 I obtained the Yacht Master Offshare qualification.

About the organization

Associazione Battibaleno

Battibaleno is an Italo-French non profit cultural association. Battibaleno's main purpose is to protect the Mediterranean basin's marine population and in particular to expand the behavioral and biological knowledge of Balaenoptera Physalus, in order to better preserve the species and its natural environment.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Associazione Battibaleno.

What's included

Food
We will provide a snack on board. Participants are free to bring their favorite foods on board. We recommend salty foods and…
Drinks
A welcome glass and non-carbonated drinks.

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Where you'll be

Starting from Porto Maurizio in the suggestive city of Imperia, we will sail off the marvelous coasts of Western Liguria, in the heart of the Pelagos Sanctuary for marine mammals, the protected area created to protect the marine species that inhabit it. In this privileged place, very rich in plankton and characterized by very deep waters and strong underwater currents, lives in fact one of the highest concentrations of cetaceans in the world.

This experience is available starting April 04, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through Friday, April 3rd due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 9 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Knowing how to swim, being able to adapt to life on board with other people.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

The whale watching activity will take place in full compliance with the Cetaceans' observation code of conduct, established by ACCOBAMS and Pelagos. Experience subject to weather conditions. Avoid taking sweet foods and sugary drinks before browsing..
Alberto Marco
Sail with us in the wake of whales
27 reviews
From €80/person
27 reviews
From €80/person