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.

COVID-19 EMERGENCY – UPDATE May 4th, 2020

The Cetacean Sanctuary Research project (CSR), based in Sanremo, Italy, was forced to cancel the first five teams (from CSR1 to CSR5), postponing the start of research cruises to June 29th.

Those participants affected by such cancellation is offered one of the following options:

  • change their participation dates for any of the remaining teams;
  • request a voucher for participating in the same project in 2021;
  • request a full refund of their participation fee.

The help and support from our volunteers are key for the success of the CSR. Therefore, we encourage those affected by this cancellation to go for the first option and make arrangements to join us in any of the remaining places in teams CSR6 – CSR19; see different possibilities available here below.

The italian government is gradually lifting the measures taken to halt the spread of Covid-19 and guiding the country to its normal state. The different stages of lifting the lockdown will be progressively executed during the next couple of months.

During the current Covid-19 pandemic our priority at Tethys Research Institute is to ensure health and safety for both participants and the staff of our research projects. Therefore the research boat “Pelagos” will in any case be equipped with a thermoscan and a complete ozone-sanitizing will be performed by means of a professional device SANY MED 80 at each change of team.

We acknowledge that these are difficult times for everyone and we all have an important part to play in this crisis, so stay safe, stay healthy, stay strong!

Do not hesitate to contact us for any question and for support. Thank you for understanding.

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.

Field work dates for the season 2020 finally available!

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:

xmas-19

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 18 (23 – 29 September 2019) 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

NEW DATES FOR SEASON 2020

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
  • 25 May
  • 31 May
  • 6
  • 11
  • €795
  • €716
  • 0

June

  • TEAMS
  • ARRIVAL
  • DEPART
  • DAYS
  • MAX
  • FEE
  • STUDENT FEE
  • PLACES AVAILABLE
  • CSR2
  • 1 Jun
  • 7 Jun
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 795
  • € 716
  • 0
  • CSR3
  • 8 Jun
  • 14 Jun
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 890
  • € 801
  • 0
  • CSR4
  • 15 Jun
  • 21 Jun
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 890
  • € 801
  • 0
  • CSR5
  • 22 Jun
  • 28 June
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 890
  • € 801
  • 0

July

  • TEAMS
  • ARRIVAL
  • DEPART
  • DAYS
  • MAX
  • FEE
  • STUDENT FEE
  • PLACES AVAILABLE
  • CSR6
  • 29 June
  • 5 Jul
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 890
  • € 801
  • 5
  • CSR7
  • 6 Jul
  • 12 Jul
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 890
  • € 801
  • 0
  • CSR8
  • 13 Jul
  • 19 Jul
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 910
  • 8
  • CSR9
  • 20 Jul
  • 26 Jul
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 910
  • 11
  • CSR10
  • 27 Jul
  • 2 Aug
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 910
  • 11

August

  • TEAMS
  • ARRIVAL

  • DEPART
  • DAYS
  • MAX
  • FEE
  • STUDENT FEE
  • PLACES AVAILABLE
  • CSR11
  • 3 Aug
  • 9 Aug
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 910
  • 11
  • CSR12
  • 10 Aug
  • 16 Aug
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 910
  • 8
  • CSR13
  • 17 Aug
  • 23 Aug
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 890
  • 10
  • CSR14
  • 24 Aug
  • 30 Aug
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 890
  • € 801
  • 9

September

  • TEAMS
  • ARRIVAL
  • DEPART
  • DAYS
  • MAX
  • FEE
  • STUDENT FEE
  • PLACES AVAILABLE
  • CSR15
  • 31 Aug
  • 6 Sep
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 890
  • € 801
  • 11
  • CSR16
  • 7 Sep
  • 13 Sep
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 795
  • € 716
  • 5
  • CSR17
  • 14 Sep
  • 20 Sep
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 795
  • € 716
  • 11
  • CSR18
  • 21 Sep
  • 27 Sep
  • 6
  • 11
  • € 795
  • € 716
  • 11

October

  • TEAMS
  • ARRIVAL
  • DEPART
  • DAYS
  • MAX
  • FEE
  • STUDENT FEE
  • PLACES AVAILABLE
  • CSR19
  • 28 Sep
  • 4 Oct
  • 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.)