Whale Watching

Cetacean Whale Watching in the Ligurian Sea!

Day trip to the Cetacean Sanctuary in Liguria.

The excursion lasts about 4 hours, the Delfino motor ship sets sail from the Port of Savona at 10:00 am and the dates can be consulted on our website.

Together with a Nature Guide you will sail in search of various species of Cetaceans including Dolphins such as Striped Dolphins and Bottlenose Dolphins, Fin Whales and Sperm Whales and much more.

The Guide offers a very interesting introduction to cetology in which he explains the main characteristics of cetaceans and the difference between fish and cetaceans, and then moves on to the 8 species that we find in our Sea.

This lesson is suitable for both adults and children and is held in Italian and English.

Cetacean sightings of these animals offer a unique opportunity to connect with nature and study the behavior of these magnificent creatures.

It is important to know that Whale Watching must be conducted in a respectful and sustainable way to avoid disturbing the animals. The rules include distance limits and responsible behavior by the crew of the Motor Vessel to protect the Cetaceans.

Delfini Whale Watching Escursioni Avvistamento cetacei

This whale watching activity is often an exciting experience for nature lovers and is conducted by specialized tour operators in many parts of the world.

Our company offers Cetacean Sighting excursions departing from Savona all year round.

In general, whale sightings are an exceptional opportunity to connect with nature and promote the conservation of the oceans and the creatures that inhabit them.    

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Cetaceans are a fascinating group of marine mammals.
Cetaceans are divided into two main subgroups: mysticetes and toothed whales. Whales include giant whales such as the fin whale, while toothed whales include dolphins, sperm whales, and grampi. Cetaceans have adapted very well to marine life. They have a hydrodynamic body, pectoral and dorsal fins.
Whales feed on plankton and small organisms by filtering water through baleen whales, while toothed whales hunt prey such as fish and squid with their teeth. Cetaceans communicate with each other using a variety of sounds, such as songs, whistles, and clicks. These sounds can be used for navigation, hunting, and social communication. Many cetacean species are threatened by human activities, such as pollution, bycatch, and hunting. Conservation efforts are underway to protect these creatures and their habitats. Cetaceans are known for their intelligence. Studies have shown that dolphins and killer whales are capable of complex cognitive and social skills, such as learning, cooperation, and advanced communication. Cetaceans give birth to their cubs in the water and provide parental care. The length of gestation varies from species to species, but is generally quite long. Cetaceans are fascinating and important to marine ecosystems. Their conservation is crucial to maintaining the balance of ecosystems Oceanic. 

Balenottera Comune Escursioni Whale Watching Liguria Savona

The Ligurian Sea is home to a variety of cetacean species. Here are some of the cetaceans that you can find in the Ligurian Sea: 1. Bottlenose dolphin: also known as 'bottlenose dolphin' due to its snout called very elongated rostrum. It is the most famous species of dolphins and the only species that manages to live in captivity, i.e. in an aquarium. 2. Grampo: they are very particular animals because they have scars on their body because they have very thin skin and therefore as a result of social interactions between members or other events they will tend to cut themselves and scars will form.
3. Fin whale: It is the second largest animal in the world. They can be spotted feeding on plankton. 4. Sperm whale: It is the largest predator in the world. They are known for their deep dives in search of cephalopods, such as the giant squid. 5. Striped Dolphin: It is a dolphin that can be found in the Ligurian Sea. We often find them in large groups of 10 to 100 specimens 6. Pilot whales: also called 'pilot whales' because the figure of the leader in the groups of pilot whales is important. 7. Beaked whales: these cetaceans make really long dives that easily reach an hour without catching their breath. 8. Common Dolphin: No longer so frequent in the Ligurian Sea as large groups have moved to Southern Italy.