Sail The Hebrides


A Harbour Porpoise, Phocoena phocaena. Photo credit: Mark Caunt, Shutterstock

Fast Facts
A project offered by:
Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust
Based in:The Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom
Working with:Dolphins
Basking Sharks
Activities including:Mega-fauna and seabird identification
Visual and acoustic surveys
Dorsal fin photo identification

Price*:from £895
Duration:from 7 days
*Please note that pricing may be subject to change (check with operator)
On board Silurian, a team of scientists and volunteers are conducting visual and acoustic surveys to find out more about the distribution, abundance, movements and behaviour of whales, dolphins, porpoises and other fauna, such as basking sharks, seals and seabirds. They also investigate high-use habitats – areas that are particularly favourable for certain species, and anthropogenic impacts – and the effects of human activity on the region’s cetaceans.

As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to see first hand the amazing variety of marine wildlife the UK has to offer. You will explore some of the remotest, wildest parts of the British Isles, anchoring each night in a different secluded bay off one of the many Hebridean islands, venturing ashore to explore.  The opportunity to gain sailing experience is also available, although no certificates are issued.

Go to the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust’s website to find out more about this project.