Join us on board our research yacht, Silurian, as we depart from Ullapool (in the north west Highlands) to monitor the rich Hebridean seas. This unique eco-tourism experience is like no other in the UK; explore the wilds of the Hebrides, have some awesome wildlife experiences, meet fantastic people and join a community of people getting directly involved in the conservation of whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks.
Alongside our more common residents like porpoise and bottlenose dolphin, this survey will monitor the arrival of seasonal visitors to Hebridean seas, such as minke whale and common dolphin.
This Expedition Survey will rendezvous in Ullapool, in the north west Highlands, allowing for monitoring of the seas in the more northern and western reaches of our study area. Over 12 days, you will get the opportunity to explore some of the more remoter parts of the Hebrides; with the chance of encountering some of our rarer species of whale and dolphin, such as humpback whale, Risso’s dolphin and white beaked dolphin.
Specific routes surveyed are decided during the expedition survey and are based on weather conditions and data collection coverage to date.
Spring in the Hebrides is a wonderful time with nature awakening after the dark winter months. Sea birds are returning to land to nest and breed and seasonal visitors to our inshore waters are starting to arrive. Generally the weather is more settled in spring which allows for easier conditions to survey.
DATES: Sun 3 May - Thurs 14 May
DURATION: 12 days
COST: £1,525 per person - cost includes all food and accommodation (on board) for the duration of the survey, but excludes transport costs to and from rendezvous.
PARTICIPANT AGE: 18+