Wildlife watching and surveying from yacht Narwhal
Some of the wonderful wildlife encounters that we have had from Narwhal
Interested in taking part in marine research?
You can join us on board yacht Narwhal and take part in whale and dolphin monitoring and research or simply enjoy experiencing some amazing wildlife encounters. You don't need any specific sailing or wildlife monitoring skills or experience, our knowledgeable and experienced crew will provide you with all of the training and assistance that you need. Narwhal Expeditions is a WiSe, Wildlife Safe Operator, so you can be sure that we minimise our impact on wildlife and the environment in all of our activities.
How your work is used
Narwhal Expeditions has partnered with a number of marine biology, oceanography and climate science institutions. All of the data that you collect on board Narwhal is feed into projects that inform wildlife protection and policy making. Your contribution will make a real difference to protecting the ocean ecosystem and our wonderful ocean wildlife. Some of the projects that Narwhal Expeditions is invoved with include:
How you can get involved
We have a dedicated marine research trip running in arctic Norway from 15th - 26th July
Start and finish in Bodo, Norway Price: £1750pp
During the expedition around spectacular Vestfjord and Lofoten Islands regions of arctic Norway, we will gather data for a number of scientific objectives including:
- Monitoring marine pollution with the University of Georgia Marine Debris Tracker project
- Beach litter survey in a number of Lofoten's locations
- Monitor and record wildlife interactions with marine plastics
- Lofoten Islands beach clean - doing our bit to clean up the Arctic!
- Record plankton levels with the University of Plymouth's Secci disk project
- Undertake marine mammal surveys and contribute sightings to WhaleMapp
- Take pictures for photo-identification for the Cascadia Research Collective's Happy Whale project
Starting and finishing in the interesting Norwegian city of Bodo, this trip will give us the flexibility to explore the Lofoten, Vestfjord according to the conditions.
Adventure sailing trips
All of our adventure sailing expeditions have great opportunities for encounters with amazing ocean wildlife and sea birds. From on board Narwhal you can enjoy these amazing encounters, fill your memory cards with photos and videos or help us collecting whale and dolphin population data as well as monitoring marine litter. These trips are more relaxed than the dedicated research trips and you can get as involved as you like and we will focus on enjoying the sailing and the wonderful places that we visit. Find out more and see a full list of our 2018 itinerary here.