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Whale and Dolphin Conservation Volunteer Project, Hebrides

1-2 Weeks from

£950
16+
minimum age

  • Live and work aboard a research yacht with fellow volunteers
  • Explore the scenic beauty of the Scottish Hebrides
  • Gain experience in marine conservation and cetacean monitoring techniques
  • Observe a range of cetacean species and birds along the coast
Overview

Overview

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.

Testimonial

Testimonial

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

Video

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Highlights

Highlights

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.

Location

Location

There are three locations available for this project: Tobermory (on the Isle of Mull), Kyle of Lochalsh (on the mainland where you’ll find the bridge to the Isle of Skye) and Ullapool (the most north-western town on the Scottish Mainland).

Free Time

Free Time

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.

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Volunteer Project, Hebrides

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