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Whale and Dolphin Conservation Volunteer Project, Hebrides

1-2 Weeks from

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

Project Dates & Costs

The project costs vary from £950 to £1450, depending on the location and date for your chosen expedition. Please see the table below for a full list of dates & prices.

Research boat silurian in ScotlandPrice includes:

  • Food and beverages (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks – except for alcoholic and soft drinks)
  • Accommodation aboard Silurian (pillows and bed sheets and duvets provided)
  • Insurance while aboard
  • Lectures and training by researchers
  • Scientific supervision
  • Ocean-going adequate waterproofs
  • Research contribution
  • Fuel for the boat
  • Crew for the boat

Price excludes:

  • Travel expenses to and from the rendezvous point (Tobermory, Kyle of Lochalsh and Ullapool)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (telephone, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Meal on the last evening of the expedition (volunteers and crew usually go out to a restaurant together)
  • Alcoholic drinks (beer, wine, etc.)

Payment Terms

To secure your placement on the project, you will need to complete and submit the online application form including your application payment of £155 (included in the total project costs listed below). If for some reason, your application is not accepted, we would reimburse this payment fully. However for those who are accepted, 25% of the final payment is due within 14 days of being accepted, and the balance payment is due 6 weeks before arrival. Once your placement is confirmed, you will receive a pre-departure package with all detailed information on your project, suggested items to bring, travel information and so on.

Start End Availability
September 28th 2019 October 4th 2019 Tobermory Expedition: £950
October 19th 2019 October 25th 2019 Teen Team Expedition (Tobermory): £995
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Volunteer Project, Hebrides

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