Sail the Hebridean Sea in Scotland and assist with dolphin and whale monitoring activities. Volunteers will collect visual and acoustic data on the various species of cetacean found in the area.
I absolutely loved my time volunteering. There was almost nothing that I could wish to have changed except perhaps having even more sightings, but that would have just been greedy. The boat, people, weather, scenery and wildlife were all I could have hoped for. Ian Brunt, UK
Click to view a video showcasing the dolphin and whale conservation volunteer activities at the project.
During your expedition, you will live-aboard the research yacht Silurian, exploring the stunning Scottish Hebrides while collecting visual and acoustic data on the various species of whale, dolphin and porpoise found in the region.
There are several locations available for this project: Tobermory (on the Isle of Mull), Mallaig, Stornoway and Ullapool (the most north-western town on the Scottish Mainland).
This project is a truly fantastic way to explore the West coast of Scotland. Anchoring each evening in secluded island bays will give you the opportunity to hop ashore and explore the otherwise inaccessible vast beaches, rugged cliff tops and abandoned villages.