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Sails and Whales

Guided excursions to the Cetacean Sanctuary

Come and enjoy a day at sea to rediscover it as a universe full of life: marine fauna sighting, swimming, lunchtime, sailing activities. Discover the Ligurian Sea as you did not expect with!

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Full day whale wahtcing excursion with biologist and guide on board.

Fee per person:

€ 80.00

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Full day whale wahtcing excursion with biologist and guide on board.

Fee per person:

€ 80.00

Experience description

The whale watching activity on a sailboat allows you to live a unique experience in direct contact with the sea: the type of boat, the slow rhythms, the silence broken only by the breaking of the waves on the bow will make you spend a "slow day" "discovering the incredible biodiversity of the Ligurian Sea, in a sustainable way face to face with the giants of the Pelagos International Sanctuary.


The excursion includes:

- Sailing in the open sea (for those who wish it is possible to learn about sailing accompanied by the skipper; sailing times / methods based on wind conditions).

- Sea watching and whale watching : observation and recognition of marine species in the Pelagos International Sanctuary accompanied by a Biologist and qualified Environmental Guide.

- Aperi-lunch on board with zero-miles products.

- Bathing and snorkeling along the coast.


Technical and logistic data:

- Meeting point: 09:40 at the Port of Finale Ligure (SV)

- Duration: full day (return approx. 5:30 pm)

- Participation fee: 80.00 euros per person (min.7 participants, possibility of special price for families)


The fee includes: excursion on a sailing boat accompanied by a skipper; sea ​​watching and whale watching activities accompanied by a biologist and qualified environmental guide; in peri-lunch; bathing and snorkeling; parking at Porto Finale Ligure.

The fee does not include: travel to and from meeting places; everything not listed under "the fee includes"

Recommended equipment: layered clothing, camera, binoculars, costume, mask and snorkel.


Reservation: compulsory within the day before the excursion.

For more information:

The International Cetacean Sanctuary

Almost twice the size of Switzerland, the Pelagos International Sanctuary is home to the largest concentration of resident species of cetaceans in the entire Mediterranean: from the large fin whale to the agile striped dolphin.

The study and protection of these species are essential to maintain the correct balance in the marine ecosystem.

For this reason, since the 1990s various bodies and associations (including the WWF and Tethys Research Institute) have been committed to creating a large protected area of ​​international level (which today includes Italy, France and the Principality of Monaco), officially established in 2001.


The species of cetaceans residing in the Sanctuary

Other species observable on the surface