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TOUR FULL BALLENAS CON INVESTIGADORES | BIOLOGOS | PUERTO LOPEZ

Desde USD 80

QUIERES MEJORES FOTOS CON BALLENAS, ENTENDER MAS SOBRE LA POBLACION Y LA CONSERVACION DE LAS BALLENAS, ESTA ES TU OPORTUNIDAD, ENCUENTRO CERCANO CON LOS GRANDES GIGANTES DEL MAR JUNTO A INVESTIGADORES. TOUR CIENTIFICO. 

100% GARANTIZADA LA OBSERVACIÓN DE BALLENAS 

Disfruta una expedición de un día con especialistas investigadores y biólogos en Puerto López. Puedes tener la oportunidad de tomar grandiosas fotografías, aprender y a la vez ayudar en su proyecto, por un día. El área marina del Parque Nacional Machalilla es una área de reproducción y apareamiento de ballenas jorobadas. Las ballenas migran desde la Antártica más de 7.000 kilómetros para aparearse y reproducirse en Ecuador. 

Todos los días los biólogos de la Pacific Whale Foundation, salen a investigar sobre la población de ballenas jorobadas en el Ecuador. Toman información de comportamiento, estado social, distribución, genética, entre otros. Si son pocas personas, utilizan los botes de turismo de Palo Santo Trave en dirección a la Isla de la Plata, aprovechando como plataforma de investigación. Cuando los turistas caminan en la Isla utilizan ese tiempo para observar más ballenas y tomar más datos de investigación. 

Si tenemos grupos de estudiantes, durante 6 a 8 horas nos dirigimos a investigar diferentes grupos de ballenas, manteniendonos un máximo de 20 minutos en cada grupo para tomar toda la información necesaria. 

La experiencia es única y además apoyas en logística para este grupo de investigadores. 

 

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DURATION

8 HOURS, it would take more or less, because we don’t know about the behaviour of the animals. We are in the wild nature.


Meet with us in Palo Santo Travel Agency

09:15 Departure from the agency to the dock to board the boat. Meet your guide at Palo Santo Office. Our office is in the north Malecon (Malecon and Abdon Calderon), beside Itapoa Hotel, in front of the navy office.

10:50  Arrival at Isla de la Plata and we can see marine turtles marine. We have snack.

11:20   Expedition begins. Navigate offshore in search for humpback whales and other marine life around La Plata Island. Approximate travel time to whale aggregation areas and search may take 30 min. or more. Time following and documenting whale pods is approximately 2.0 hrs. In groups: Please ask us about our special schedule for groups (more than 10 passangers).

14:15   Box Lunch (fruits and sandwichs)

14:40 Snorkeling for observation of many fish species and the coral reef in La Plata Island.

15:20 Whale Watching Time

16:00   Return to Puerto  López

17:00   Back at Marina (Puerto López pier)


RECOMMENDED FOR :

Photographers, naturalists, teachers, nature lovers, adventurers, couples and families who want to enjoy more time with whales.

Seasickness: If you had suffer from motion or sea sickness in the past, please take your precautions.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY:

We have three tour boats from 31 to 41 feet in length with two outboards engines,  GPS, radio, confortable seats,  safe jackets, bathroom and everything necessary for you to be comfortable on the trip.  Although, the boats have a capacity of 30 passengers, in obedience to the regulations of Machalilla National Park, we travel every day with 16 passengers. Our main research boat seats up to 16 passengers each one. 

School groups: Please ask us about our special rates for school groups. Free whale workshop in Pacific Whale Foundation.

FACILITIES:

To ensure maximum performance during observation and research, this tour is conducted on open fiberglass boats equipped with outboard engines and without extra facilites on board. Our boats carry a portable wc. There are restrooms at the marina (Puerto Lopez pier) and you will have a chance to use them before coming aboard.

WHAT´S INCLUDED?

Guide (English, Spanish), boat equipped with a security system, life jackets, snorkeling equipment, free drink and lunch box, bird watching, sea turtles and reef fish.
Transport to and from the Island (from Palo Santo office, Puerto Lopez)
,  bird and sea turtle sighting
- Box lunch (sandwich + fruit + soda), bottle of water to take with you to the Island while trekking
- Naturalist guide
- 30 minutes of snorkelling (we provide you with full snorkel gear)

WHAT´S NOT INCLUDED?

Payment of municipal taxes (1 USD), special drinks, tips.

WHAT TO BRING?

Camera, Hat, Light jacket, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Towel, Camera.
Cash to buy cool souvenirs in our Palo Santo Office (it´s hip to tip!) or you could buy in our online store.
Good attitude!

PHOTO SERVICE

12 USD - CD with photos and home videos of your tour. Also we included photos about Puerto López and Isla de La Plata with the marine bird, turtles and reef corals. The best gift for yourself.

DID YOU KNOW:

  • Machalilla National Park is the most important breeding area for humpback whales in Latinoamerica. Humpback whales have only one calf every two years. This low reproductive rate makes the species very susceptible to human impacts like entanglement in fishing gear, marine traffic, and pollution.
  • Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting whales and other marine life through research, education and conservation.
  • The PWF researchers have studied whales and dolphins throughout the Pacific for over 30 years and currently conduct projects in Hawaii, Australia, Chile and Ecuador.You can join us in a research trip next to Isla de La Plata and learn more about bioacoustics, behaviour and photo-identification of humpback whales.
  • Over ten years of experience in cetacean monitoring and a life long commitment to marine conservation back our services and guarantee the best whale watching practices, both for you and the whales´ safety.
  • Our boats provide a great platform to ensure a more intimate encounters with marine life and awesome photography opportunities.
  • Small groups and personal attention by our highly qualified crew, allow for individual discussions about the lives of whales and local environment as well as updated information about their study and conservation in Ecuador.
  • Hydrophone on boardto listen to live whale songs!
  • Proceeds from this tour support local marine life research and conservation programs.

Ruta

  1. Puerto López
  2. Bahia Isla de La Plata
  3. Snorkel Isla de la Plata