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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 £860 to £1695, 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
  • 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.

**If the date you want to join on is fully booked, please email us if you want to be put on the waiting list incase of cancellations.  We will not be running this project in 2023 or beyond unfortunately**

June 1st 2022 June 12th 2022 Fully Booked
June 13th 2022 June 19th 2022 Fully Booked
June 22nd 2022 June 30th 2022 Fully Booked
July 4th 2022 July 15th 2022 Fully Booked
July 17th 2022 July 23rd 2022 Tobermory Expedition: £1150
August 2nd 2022 August 8th 2022 Fully Booked
August 13th 2022 August 21st 2022 Fully Booked
August 22nd 2022 September 2nd 2022 Fully Booked
September 4th 2022 September 10th 2022 Fully Booked
September 19th 2022 September 25th 2022 Fully Booked
October 2nd 2022 October 13th 2022 Fully Booked
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Volunteer Project, Hebrides

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