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Balearic Islands Marine Expedition

Hop aboard the Toftevaag – a beautiful wooden ketch turned into a research vessel - and join an international crew of scientists and conservation specialists that will be undertaking an acoustic and visual survey of open water species around the Balearic Islands this summer in Spain.

Highlights · Balearic Islands Marine Expedition

Balearic Islands Marine Expedition
  • Join a 8-day or 9-day marine expedition on board a reasearch vessel as part of the crew.
  • Take part in a scientific effort working to monitor a new, developed large scale Marine National Park in the Balearic Islands (Spain).
  • Sail the turquoise waters surrounding Majorca and Cabrera Island while you learn about marine biodiversity and contribute to its conservation.
  • Take part in coastal conservation activities to discover the island’s terrestrial and aquatic life.

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Balearic Islands Marine Expedition

What to expect?

Balearic Islands Marine Expedition

These 8-to-9 day marine expeditions monitor the biodiversity of the newly expanded, large scale Marine National Park of over 100.000 hectares in the Balearic Islands - a “Hope Spot” of Mission Blue – now officially the largest Maritime and Terrestrial National Park in Spain.

  • The islands’ surrounding waters are a hot spot of biodiversity and home to unique habitats for great pelagic species, such as sperm whalesfin whalesRisso’s dolphinsbottlenose dolphins, sea turtlestunassharks and seabirds.
  • This citizen science program run by Save The Med Expeditions, has ensured the continuity of the Toftevaag’s surveys, running since since 1990, providing national and international frameworks with one of the most extensive scientific data sets for conservation of marine biodiversity. Volunteers make this possible by covering their share in survey costs and by actively assisting scientists in the survey work. With a ratio of 4 crew to 8 volunteers, on-board the Toftevaag you'll be part of a team, developing fascinating science, zooming right in on the amazing marine ecosystem.
  • You will participate in the photo identification of dolphinssatellite tracking of turtles and filming all creatures from the smallest plankton to the sperm whale, whilst enjoying the magic of life on board a historic vessel based in the beautiful National Park of the Archipelago of Cabrera.
  • Out in the open seas we are not alone, but we sail among satellites, gliders, buoys and our satellite tagged turtles. Using tagging technology, we can look closely at the marvels of the ecosystem, also monitoring different forms of pollution and risk to biodiversity. The information we collect about the ecosystem is shared with the Integrated Oceanographic Observation System of www.socib.es, among other organisations.

The dates of the Balearic Expeditions in 2020 are now available!

Contact us if you would like us to get in touch with additional information on these expeditions, departing Ports and dates.

Price and optionals

Balearic Islands Marine Expedition
  •   From: € 1380.00 per person
  •   Includes:
    • Accommodation on board
    • Full-board
    • Basic insurance

Important info

Balearic Islands Marine Expedition
  •   Duration: 8 days
  •   Effort: Active
  •   Skills required: Beginner
  •   Difficulty level: Easy
  •   Languages spoken: English, Spanish
  •   Minimum booking (n_ of participants): 1
  •   Maximum booking (n_ of participants): 8

You do not need any sailing experience to join these expeditions. All you need is to pack light and a lot of positive team spirit and passion for the sea. Each expedition lasts 8 or 9 days.

Your contribution to expedition costs will cover your accommodation and meals on board, insurance, ports, fuels and expendable research equipment.

Volunteers younger than 15 must be accompanied by parents or guardians. 

Volunteers aged 15 to 17 must have a parental permission to come on-board.

Families welcome.

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Carol
Carol Hemund Switzerland (09/08/2017)

If you love the sea and wildlife that's one of the most beautiful things you could do! Spending a week on the Toftevaag is like jumping in another world for a short time and see the beauty of nature from another point of view. Simultaneously you learn a lot about marine ecology, life on board and present problems such as pollution of the oceans. I highly recommend this expedition

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Save the Med Expeditions

Save the Med Expeditions is a non-for-profit association that develops scientific and educational initiatives to protect marine life and sustain the ocean’s food sources. Focusing on the conservation of emblematic endangered species, we work in a unique way, by collaborating with everyone involved in the ecosystem – from sailors to fishermen to consumers to scientists and of course, the wildlife. We strive create solutions that are practical, considered, and mutually-beneficial.

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Cami de Muntanya 7 07141
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Carol
Carol Hemund Switzerland (09/08/2017)

If you love the sea and wildlife that's one of the most beautiful things you could do! Spending a week on the Toftevaag is like jumping in another world for a short time and see the beauty of nature from another point of view. Simultaneously you learn a lot about marine ecology, life on board and present problems such as pollution of the oceans. I highly recommend this expedition

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