Cetacean Sanctuary Research: dates and fees

Trips dedicated to study and watch whales and dolphins in Italy, in the Pelagos Sanctuary. Discounts will be available for those joining for more than one course and for students.

Joining our research teams in Ligurian Sea is easier than ever!

An amazing experience into the Pelagos Sanctuary, where 8 different species of cetaceans, turtles, giant devil rays and many other marine animals live.

Christmas time discount! Book an expedition before January 7th, and get a 10% discount on the participation fee.

Add the following coupon to the cart at check out:

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If you buy a X’mas present voucher (450 Euro) before January 7th, you’ll get the discount on the entire fee when paying the balance

Team CSR 15 (3 – 9 September) has still a few places available at a special last-minute fee (636 Euro). If interested please send a mail as soon as possible to tethys@tethys.org or contact us.

Places will be assigned on a first come – first served basis.

Discounts available

Book more than one team and get a 10% discount in any additional course.(*) The reduction will automatically apply when proceeding with the order.

(*) Non-cumulative offer; this discount cannot be combined with any other promotion

Students

University students get discounted fees for most departure dates (see below), and can possibly obtain tuition credits  (e.g. ECTS).

Language

Official language on board is English

Tax deduction

The participation fee is a donation to the institute and may be tax deductible in several countries

Field work dates for the next season will be soon available online. Stay tuned!

NEW DATES FOR SEASON 2019

The table below indicates arrival (Monday) and departure (Sunday) dates. Every cruise departs from Sanremo, Italy, lasts 6 days, and hosts from 5 (minimum) to 11 (maximum) participants.

May

  • TEAMS
  • ARRIVAL
  • DEPART
  • DAYS
  • MAX
  • FEE
  • STUDENT FEE
  • PLACES AVAILABLE
  • CSR1
  • 27 May
  • 2 June
  • 6
  • 11
  • €795
  • €716
  • 10

June

  • TEAMS
  • ARRIVAL
  • DEPART
  • DAYS
  • MAX
  • FEE
  • STUDENT FEE
  • PLACES AVAILABLE
  • CSR2
  • 3 Jun
  • 9 Jun
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 795
  • € 716
  • 11
  • CSR3
  • 10 Jun
  • 16 Jun
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 890
  • € 801
  • 11
  • CSR4
  • 17 Jun
  • 23 Jun
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 890
  • € 801
  • 9
  • CSR5
  • 24 Jun
  • 30 June
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 890
  • € 801
  • 11

July

  • TEAMS
  • ARRIVAL
  • DEPART
  • DAYS
  • MAX
  • FEE
  • STUDENT FEE
  • PLACES AVAILABLE
  • CSR6
  • 1 Jul
  • 7 Jul
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 890
  • € 801
  • 11
  • CSR7
  • 8 Jul
  • 14 Jul
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 890
  • € 801
  • 11
  • CSR8
  • 15 Jul
  • 21 Jul
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 910
  • 0
  • CSR9
  • 22 Jul
  • 28 Jul
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 910
  • 7
  • CSR10
  • 29 Jul
  • 4 Aug
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 910
  • 10

August

  • TEAMS
  • ARRIVAL

  • DEPART
  • DAYS
  • MAX
  • FEE
  • STUDENT FEE
  • PLACES AVAILABLE
  • CSR11
  • 5 Aug
  • 11 Aug
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 910
  • 11
  • CSR12
  • 12 Aug
  • 18 Aug
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 910
  • 0
  • CSR13
  • 19 Aug
  • 25 Aug
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 890
  • 11
  • CSR14
  • 26 Aug
  • 1 Sep
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 890
  • € 801
  • 11

September

  • TEAMS
  • ARRIVAL
  • DEPART
  • DAYS
  • MAX
  • FEE
  • STUDENT FEE
  • PLACES AVAILABLE
  • CSR15
  • 2 Sep
  • 8 Sep
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 890
  • € 801
  • 11
  • CSR16
  • 9 Sep
  • 15 Sep
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 795
  • € 716
  • 11
  • CSR17
  • 16 Sep
  • 22 Sep
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 795
  • € 716
  • 11
  • CSR18
  • 23 Sep
  • 29 Sep
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 795
  • € 716
  • 11

What’s included

  • Food and beverages  (breakfast, lunch and dinner, except for alcoholic and soft drinks) for the duration of the cruise, except for the dinner at a restaurant in town  the day of the arrival

  • Accommodation on board

  • Mooring expenses in Sanremo Portosole harbour

  • Electricity, water heating and cooking costs

  • Fuel for boat and dinghy

  • Lectures and training by Tethys researchers

  • Scientific supervision

  • Certificate of participation in the Cetacean Sanctuary Research

  • Research contribution

What’s not included

  • Travel expenses to and from Sanremo

  • Mooring expenses outside of Portosole (approximately €80-100 per night, to be divided by all the crew with the exception of the skipper). It applies only occasionally

  • Personal expenses (telephone, souvenirs, etc.)

  • Soft drinks, liquors and spirits (beer, wine, etc.)