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Savona: Pelagos Sanctuary Guided Cetacean Watching Tour

Savona: Pelagos Sanctuary Guided Cetacean Watching Tour

Activity provider: Consorzio Liguria Via Mare
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From US$ 45.88 per person

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Have a cetacean-watching adventure in the Pelagos Sanctuary with marine biologist guides. Learn about fin whales, sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins, and many more, and see some of them for yourself.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Search for aquatic mammals in the open sea with marine biologist guides
  • Take incredible pictures of the sanctuary's various native cetacean species
  • Learn more about the conservation efforts within the Pelagos Sanctuary
  • Observe the behaviour of various marine species in their natural habitats
  • Ask an expert guide questions about the sanctuary and its animal species
Full description

Explore the beautiful Pelagos Sanctuary, and see some of the sanctuary's marine species, including fin whales, sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins, and more. Enjoy the atmosphere of the sanctuary and learn from a marine biologist guide.

Arrive on the boat and receive an introductory briefing about the Pelagos Sanctuary from your expert marine biologist guide. Learn more about the sanctuary's history and conservation programs and the cetacean species that populate it, including fin whales, sperm whales, Cuvier’s beaked whales, bottlenose dolphins, and more. Set sail on the open sea and reach some of the most favorable locations to spot various species of marine mammals in their natural habitat. Wait in anticipation of spotting a distant breach, or a jump that announces the arrival of a pod of dolphins. Approach the aquatic mammals by boat (In full compliance with the directives aimed at not causing disturbance to the inhabitants) and catch amazing sights of them frolicking in their natural habitat.

Learn more about the curiosities of the species with your expert guide. Appreciate the sights of these beautiful creatures while the biologists explain more about the diet and behavior of the observed species. Go in search of other marine species within the sanctuary. Feel free to ask the guides plenty of questions and learn about the vital work undertaken to protect native marine life.

  • 4.5-hour marine mammal watching experience
  • Marine biologist guide
  • Insurance
  • Snacks and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The place of departure is in Savona, near to the "Torretta", on Marinai d'Italia Pier (Pontile Marinetta, the pier next to the pedestrian rotating bridge).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The excursion may be canceled one day before in case of bad weather or sea conditions
  • As this excursion takes place in a natural habitat sightings of whale species cannot be guaranteed
  • The experience of the crew and scientific staff allows a chance of seeing whales statistically equal to 95%
  • In the case of no sightings, we can offer a new excursion in the same season at a 50% discount
  • Bar service is available onboard
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Highly recommended! We saw two whales (from a distance) and dolphins. Well organized but very warm in the sun with little shade on the upper deck. Don't forget your hat and sunscreen, the tour is over 4 hours long.

July 16, 2022

Beautiful excursion, interesting and well explained by the good biologists who accompanied us. exciting .

June 3, 2022

Very emotional! Punctual crew, available, attentive to the needs of the participants, even the little ones! Experience to repeat! Highly recommended!

June 3, 2022

Product ID: 415270