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Whale Whatching

Visits and Excursions

Whale Whatching

Whale Watching in the Cetacean Sanctuary off the coast of Genoa is truly an experience not to be missed.

The Ligurian Sea is the gateway to one of the most important marine areas for the study of cetacean fauna, the Pelagos Sanctuary, for the protection of marine mammals. This is an area of about 100,000 km² bordered by the waters of Toulon in France, Capo Falcone and Capo Ferro in Sardinia and Fosse Chiarone in Tuscany.

The boat excursion lasts about 4 hours, departing from Genoa (you can also leave from Camogli). A marine biologist will illustrate along the way the species that can be encountered: dolphins, minke whales, sunfish, sperm whales, zephyrs, pilot whales, grampuses, stenellas and bottlenose dolphins.

Moving away from the coast, one reaches the open sea, where the probability of sightings is highest by sailing along the Genoa Underwater Canyon, the largest in the Mediterranean.

It must be remembered that you are going in search of free-ranging animals, and therefore there are no fixed times or points to encounter them. The wait is repaid by the excitement and spectacle that these creatures can offer.

A unique experience, which puts you in close contact with the sea, which today more than ever requires our attention and need for protection.

Useful info:
Duration: approx. 4h
Location: departures possible from Genoa Porto Antico or Camogli
The excursion takes place from April to October.

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    How to reach Portofino Coast
    Mappa Portofino Coast

    – Cristoforo Colombo International Airport in Genoa, about 30 km
    – Galileo Galilei International Airport of Pisa – 130 km
    – Malpensa International Airport of Milan – 200 km
    – Linate International Airport of Milan – 170 km
    – Nice International Airport – 200 km
    Shutter service or private cars transfers may be arranged to/from the airports on request

    BY SEA
    Genoa Maritime Terminal, about 25 kilometres away

    BY CAR
    A12 Motorway: Exits in Recco, Rapallo, Chiavari, Lavagna and Sestri Levante providing convenient access from any direction.
    The main panoramic coastal road, the Via Aurelia (SS1), connects all the seaside resorts.

    Stations located in the towns of Recco, Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, Zoagli, Chiavari, Lavagna, Cavi, Sestri Levante, Riva Trigoso and Moneglia.