An African Dolphin Encountour, Volunteer & Dive Experience
Angie G
Angie G
$950.00
Per person
Excl. 10% service fee

An African Dolphin Encountour​,​ Volunteer & Dive Experience

Volunteering

About this experience

Get out of the city in into the wild of africa on this 10 day adventure were you will get up close to wild dolphins in a pristine marine protected area. During the months of July to October the mighty humpback whale visits our shores while migrating along the African coastline and sightings of these leave one in awe of what this beautiful area has to offer. Ponta do Ouro​,​ the Point of Gold is situated in the southern most reaches of Mozambique. The area is a seaside scuba and dolphin Mecca that offers a safe swimming beach and an astounding amount of marine bio-diversity. Located 2hrs from the Maputo International Airport the seaside town is easily reachable by car.

This experience includes

Return transfer from Maputo Int Airport 9 nights accommodation 2 meals per day (breakfast & dinner) Snorkel Introduction and snorkel gear use 5 dolphin field trips Presentations on our local dolphins, research & conservation Discover Scuba Intro-Course Day trip to the Maputo Special Reserve Lighthouse hike 4x4 sightseeing tour to next village

Duration

9 days

Availability

Throughout the year.

Participant capacity

4 - 8 people

Social impact focus

  • Animals
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Environment
  • Equality

If you buy this experience

For every four people booked we are able to undertake northern range monitoring of the local bottlenose dolphins and the endangered humpback dolphin in order to establish the Northern home range of the population.

Location

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    Mozambique

    An African Dolphin Encountour​,​ Volunteer & Dive Experience

    Volunteering
    About this experience
    Get out of the city in into the wild of africa on this 10 day adventure were you will get up close to wild dolphins in a pristine marine protected area. During the months of July to October the mighty humpback whale visits our shores while migrating along the African coastline and sightings of these leave one in awe of what this beautiful area has to offer. Ponta do Ouro, the Point of Gold is situated in the southern most reaches of Mozambique. The area is a seaside scuba and dolphin Mecca that offers a safe swimming beach and an astounding amount of marine bio-diversity. Located 2hrs from the Maputo International Airport the seaside town is easily reachable by car.
    Included in this experience
    Return transfer from Maputo Int Airport 9 nights accommodation 2 meals per day (breakfast & dinner) Snorkel Introduction and snorkel gear use 5 dolphin field trips Presentations on our local dolphins, research & conservation Discover Scuba Intro-Course Day trip to the Maputo Special Reserve Lighthouse hike 4x4 sightseeing tour to next village
    Duration
    9 days
    Availability
    Throughout the year.
    Participant capacity
    4 - 8 people

    Experience host

    Hello, we're Dolphin Encountours Research Center.

    Since 1995, Angie Gullan has been sharing the magical wonder of coming face to face with the wild #dolphinsofponta, pioneering the way in ethical, educational, and responsible practice for in-water encountours with these sentient non-human persons whom she calls the "people of the sea." The long-term monitoring of marine mammals in the area was initiated by our founders under the guidance of Africa's leading marine mammal scientists. The #DolphinsofPonta fin ID project was born in 1997. The first individual to be identified and named was "Rob," a dolphin who can still be found around Ponta do Ouro today. Other species of interest include the illusive humpback dolphins, spinner dolphins, spotted dolphins, and the magnificent humpback whales. We realise that there is a want and a will from humanity to interact with marine mammals in their natural environment. These encounters can have profound effects on humans, and sometimes detrimental effects on marine mammals. We advocate for a code of conduct to lessen the impact of human encounters and a change in lifestyle to lessen our impact on the planet.

    Since 1995, Angie Gullan has been sharing the magical wonder of coming face to face with the wild #dolphinsofponta, pioneering the way in ethical, educational, and responsible practice for in-water encountours with these sentient non-human persons whom she calls the "people of the sea." The long-term monitoring of marine mammals in the area was initiated by our founders under the guidance of Africa's leading marine mammal scientists. The #DolphinsofPonta fin ID project was born in 1997. The first individual to be identified and named was "Rob," a dolphin who can still be found around Ponta do Ouro today. Other species of interest include the illusive humpback dolphins, spinner dolphins, spotted dolphins, and the magnificent humpback whales. We realise that there is a want and a will from humanity to interact with marine mammals in their natural environment. These encounters can have profound effects on humans, and sometimes detrimental effects on marine mammals. We advocate for a code of conduct to lessen the impact of human encounters and a change in lifestyle to lessen our impact on the planet.