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Regular routes / Groups rental

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  • 01 Place of departure

    Bermeo’s marina, parking entrance next to the sculpture La Ola

    02 Details

    It is recommended to be at the departure point 15 minutes before the start of the activity.

    03 Payments

    Payment is made on the ship.

    04 +Info

    In case of bad weather a cancellation message will be sent as soon as possible to your mobile phone number.

    Cetacean Sighting. April to October

    Departures from BERMEO:

    RESERVATIONS: Ekoetxea Biodiversity Center, Teléfono 94 687 04 02

    Guided  routes Northern Matxitxako, limit of the continental platform.
    It takes about one hour to get to the sighting area, located at 8 miles from Bermeo. Once there, the boat speeds down to facilitate the search and sighting of cetaceans and do a tour over a submarine canyon, where we often spot dolphins and whales.


    Standard Route: Dolphins and Whales Zone

    • Schedule: from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • Price: Adults € 40, Children (7-14 years) € 28.


    Route PRO: Large cetaceans -sperm whales, whales, beaked whales- Zone

    • Schedule: from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Price: € 48 (over 14 only).


    Reservations: Euskadi Biodiversity Center Torremadariaga, Telephone 94 687 04 02


    Departures from SANTURTZI::

    RESERVATIONS: Verballenas.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Guided tour by nature expert Gorka Ocio, in a route beyond the limit of the continental shelf.
    It will take a little more than two hours to reach the edge of the platform, where the marine canyon is located, where the large marine mammals live. Once arrived here, the boat will sail at a constant speed of 4 knots in search of whales and dolphins


    Verballenas Route: 8 hours

    • Schedule: From 08:00 a 16:00 h
    • Prize: 69€
    • Dates 2019: July: Friday. August: thursday and friday. September and October: Friday and (Sunday from Bermeo)
    It is recommended to bring warm clothing, raincoat, sunglasses, hat and camera or video, besides food (nuts, potatoes ...) and drink. It is also advisable to avoid a previous intake of milk, juices...

    Thanks to the partnership between the Ekoetxea-Urdaibai Center, Verballenas.com and Hegaluze Itsas Zerbitzuak, sl, under the "Cetacean at 10" program, it has been established a protocol for the development of this activity:

    • The trips are used to collect data on cetaceans which then serve scientists for their research.

    • At all times, the legal regulations regarding sightings (speed, route, time spent with cetaceans ...) is respected.   

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    About Hegaluze

    Hegaluze is a company with a long history of commitment to the natural and cultural environment. Sailing enthusiasts, we offer to anyone who approaches Bermeo the opportunity to venture into this wonderful world that is the sea.

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