Dates and fees Ionian Dolphin Project

Dolphin watch-and-research season will go from June to September. Courses start every sunday and last 6 days. Special discounts for those joining more than one team and for students

COVID-19 EMERGENCY UPDATE – May 4th, 2020

The Greek government is proceeding with gradually lifting the measures taken to halt the spread of Covid-19 throughout Greece 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.

Our priority at Tethys Research Institute is to ensure health and safety for both participants and the staff in our research projects.

Under the present circumstances, the Ionian Dolphin Project (IDP), based in Vonitsa, western Greece, was forced to cancel the first three teams of volunteers, IDP1, IDP2 and IDP3, which were meant to happen between 7 and 27 June.

We plan to run all remaining teams of volunteers starting in June 28th. Tethys is constantly monitoring the situation, and will be getting immediately in touch if any other changes are deemed necessary during the next few weeks.

Participants for the three cancelled teams due to measures against Covid-19, are offered one of the following options:

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

The help and support from our volunteers are key for the success of the IDP. 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 IDP4-IDP15; see different possibilities available here below (Dates & fees).

Once again, be reassured that we are constantly monitoring the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic. We acknowledge that these are difficult times for everyone and we all have an important part to play in this crisis. We look forward to seeing you onboard soon.

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

Joining our research teams in Greece is easier than ever!

Field work dates for the season 2020 are 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

Teams IDP 12 (25 – 31 August 2019) and IDP 13 (1 – 7 September) have still a few places available at a special last-minute fee (576 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 10% discount in any additional team.(*) The offer is automatically updated when proceeding the order.

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

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 (Sunday) and departure (Saturday) dates and the participation fee per participant. Every expedition has a duration of 6 days, and hosts from 3 (minimum) to 5 participants (maximum).

June

  • TEAMS
  • ARRIVAL
  • DEPART
  • DAYS
  • MAX
  • FEE
  • STUDENT FEE
  • PLACES AVAILABLE

July

  • TEAMS
  • ARRIVAL
  • DEPART
  • DAYS
  • MAX
  • FEE
  • STUDENT FEE
  • PLACES AVAILABLE
  • IDP 4
  • 28 Jun
  • 4 Jul
  • 6
  • 5
  • € 750
  • 5
  • IDP 5
  • 5 Jul
  • 11 Jul
  • 6
  • 5
  • € 750
  • 3
  • IDP 6
  • 12 Jul
  • 18 Jul
  • 6
  • 5
  • € 750
  • 0
  • IDP 7
  • 19 Jul
  • 25 Jul
  • 6
  • 5
  • € 750
  • 0
  • IDP 8
  • 26 Jul
  • 1 Aug
  • 6
  • 5
  • € 750
  • 0

August

  • TEAMS
  • ARRIVAL
  • DEPART
  • DAYS
  • MAX
  • FEE
  • STUDENT FEE
  • AVAILABILITY
  • IDP 11
  • 16 Aug
  • 22 Aug
  • 6
  • 5
  • € 750
  • 4
  • IDP 12
  • 23 Aug
  • 29 Aug
  • 6
  • 5
  • € 750
  • 0

September

  • TEAMS
  • ARRIVAL
  • DEPART
  • DAYS
  • MAX
  • FEE
  • STUDENT FEE
  • PLACES AVAILABLE
  • IDP 13
  • 30 Aug
  • 5 Sep
  • 6
  • 5
  • € 720
  • € 650
  • 5
  • IDP 14
  • 6 Sep
  • 12 Sep
  • 6
  • 5
  • € 720
  • € 650
  • 5
  • IDP 15
  • 13 Sep
  • 19 Sep
  • 6
  • 5
  • € 720
  • € 650
  • 4

What’s included

  • Food and beverages (breakfast, lunch and dinner, except for alcoholic and soft drinks) for the duration of the course

  • Accommodation at the field base

  • Electricity, water heating and cooking costs

  • Fuel for the inflatable boat

  • Lectures and training by Tethys researchers

  • Scientific supervision

  • Certificate of involvement in the Ionian Dolphin Project

  • Research contribution

What’s not included

  • Travel expenses to and from Vonitsa

  • Personal expenses (telephone, souvenirs, etc.)

  • Meals other than those served in the IDP field station

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