How would you like to sail and go whale and dolphin watching in south Murcia waters?
Want to experience a marine adventure, live in a schooner and look for wildlife nearby?
Embark on the Karyam for a weekend, we’ll set sail looking for whales and dolphins, you can see sea birds, get to know some wonderful spots in the Mediterranean where you can go snorkelling, canoeing, make friends, relax and enjoy…
At the same time, the Cetáceos & Navegación crew gathers data and takes photos of the animals continuing to fill in their data on whale and dolphin populations in the area.
Weekend activities: Go sailing, see dolphins, anchor in coves, snorkelling (depending on the month), canoeing, dinner under the stars…
Cartagena-Cabo Tiñoso Marine Reserve-Mazarrón-Cabo Cope Regional Park-Águilas-Cartagena
The route may be changed by the crew for safety reasons and the sea state. Changes to the itinerary by passengers are not allowed.
DETAILED TRIP PLAN
Embark in Cartagena from 7 pm onwards.
Accommodation in the cabins, presentation on safety and on-board conduct rules.
Free time to go and have dinner, or for a walk, etc
Suggestions for a stroll: We are in the middle of the old town. We recommend a stroll around the centre, the treasure from the Mercedes shipwreck is just a few metres away, along with the Roman theatre and forum, etc.
Breakfast at 8 am, we cast off at 9 am and set sail for the open sea to look for whales and dolphins. We sail looking for them and once we find groups of animals (dolphins and pilot whales, etc) we get close to them, ethically and safely, to take photos. We continue to look for other groups – you’ll be captivated by the sight of the animals…
At mid-day we have 2 choices, depending on the number of whales and dolphins we have seen and the sea state:
Option 1: continue sailing until 5 pm and then anchor. Cold lunch.
Option 2: Anchor at around 2:30 pm. More elaborate lunch.
In the afternoon, its time to chill out, go swimming, snorkelling (depending on the time of year), sunbathing, kayaking, etc.
We spend the night at anchor (or in the port, depending on the weather conditions).
Dinner on board.
Breakfast at 8 am, we raise the anchor and set sail for the open sea to look for whales and dolphins. We sail looking for them and once we find groups of animals (dolphins and pilot whales, etc) we get close to them, ethically and safely, to take photos. We continue to look for other groups – you’ll be captivated by the sight of the animals…
Filling brunch at around 1 pm, while we sail.
Return to port at around 3 pm, coffee, tea, biscuits and farewells.
Group discount: 10%
Discount for repeat customers: 10%
–Free parking for your car.
–3 days and 2 nights aboard our Turkish schooner in a double cabin.
–2 days sailing and whale, dolphin and sea bird watching.
– Full board: breakfast lunch and dinner… except for dinner on Friday. We will take you to typically local places for dinner.
–Snorkelling equipment (goggles and fins) is free-of-charge, but we cannot guarantee that we have the right size for everyone, so if you have your own please feel bring to bring it.
-Trips on the inflatable launch
–Alternative activities if it isn’t possible to sail on any day due to the weather: hiking, discover scuba diving, outings, etc.
– 4 Insurance policies: On-board insurance, on-launch insurance, Active tourism insurance: Accident and civil liability insurance.
–Fuel: diesel and petrol
–Professional crew: Professional skipper and marine biologist.
1- It is possible that some days we may be sailing until after 4 pm. On those days we have lunch while sailing (sandwiches).
2- Everyone helps to make the food (although the crew really does a bit of everything) and laying the table, clearing the table and taking turns to wash up is “a must do” – there are no waiters on board.
What to bring:
-Sleeping bag – there is only a bottom sheet on the bunk.
-Travel light, if possible with a soft suitcase.
-Sea sickness pills.
-Comfortable clothes and some warm clothing (depending on the time of year).
-A spirit of adventure and camaraderie.