Brings you the best marine ecotourism experiences in Europe

Northern Gannet

The northern gannet is the largest seabird in Europe. Adults are white with black wingtips, while juveniles have a dark plumage, covered in white spots and with a white rump. It takes three or more years for them to get the adult plumage.

One of the most amazing behaviour is when the gannet plunges into the sea in pursuit of fish, breaking the surface of the sea as a bullet, with the wings completely extended backwards for perfect aerodinamics.

This species breeds in large colonies in cliffs. Bass Rock is one of the biggest colonies in Scotland, with the first recorded nest in 1448!! In 2004 this colony contained more than 48,000 nests, and by 2014 it had increased to over 75,000 making it the largest colony in the world. Saint Kilda and Sula Sgeir, in the Hebrides, are other areas where you can find large colonies. Due to the number of nests present at cliffs, it appears to be covered in snow when you see them from a distance.

Catch a glimpse

Northern Gannet

Experience Europe's marine wildlife

22.00

Guided snorkel route at l'Ametlla de Mar

Spain Catalonia Costa Daurada
40.00

Seville by Kayak Guided Tour

Spain Andalusia
45.00

2-Hour Guided Kayak Tour in the Algarve's Ria Formosa from Faro

Portugal Algarve
50.00

Sea Kayaking Tour to Sandy Mountain Beach

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria
65.00

Try Scuba Diving in l'Ametlla de Mar

Spain Catalonia Costa Daurada
40.00

Reef Diving Experience in Stella Maris

Croatia Istria Umag & Novigrad
30.00

Benagil Caves Boat Tour

Portugal Algarve Portimao
60.00

Discover Scuba Diving in Las Americas

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife
39.00

Fun Dive in Dragonera Island

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca Dragonera Island
50.00

Coasteering in Gran Canaria

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria
5.00

MónNatura Delta de l'Ebre Guided Tour

Spain Catalonia Terres de l'Ebre Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park
1290.00

Ocean Protection Volunteer Program in Split

Croatia
50.00

Herminia Cliffs Dive in A Coruña

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia
50.00

Bike Tour of Ria Formosa

Portugal Algarve
1800.00

St James Way By Kayak 10-Day Guided Tour

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas
26.00

Sunset Kayak Excursion in Sant Feliu de Guixols

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava
35.00

Birdwatching Tour in the Algarve's Ria Formosa from Faro

Portugal Algarve
60.00

Killer Whale Watching Trip in Tarifa

Spain Andalusia Cadiz Tarifa
57.50

Heritage, Wildlife & Star Wars Movie Tour

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Malin Head
30.00

Sea Kayak Tour in Cabo de Gata

Spain Andalusia Almeria