Join us on board our research yacht, Silurian, as we depart from Tobermory (on the Isle of Mull) 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.
With rendezvous in Tobermory, this survey will allow for the exploration of seas around the Southern Hebrides (Islay, Jura, Colonsay, Gigha) alongide the Argyll Islands (Mull, Coll and Tiree) and the Small Isles (Muck, Eigg, Canna and Rum). 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: Sat 4 - Fri 10 April 2020
DURATION: 7 days
RENDEZVOUS: Tobermory, Isle of Mull
COST: £995 per person - cost includes all food, accommodation (on board) and specialised equipment for the duration of the survey, but excludes transport costs to and from rendezvous.
PARTICIPANT AGE: 18+