Whale watching Itacaré – Regular
Praia da Concha, at 09:00 am, the group will participate in a lecture of about 30 minutes, in Portuguese. Researchers will give some rich information about the life and customs of these animals and also on the actions taken by national and international organizations to curb the indiscriminate hunting of humpback. After the lecture the group will be conducted to board the vessel, which will be presented to the crew. Whale watching Itacaré Whale watching Itacaré
Shortly after boarding the captain of the schooner passes safety information. There will have a buffet of typical fruits on the schooner, biscuits and mineral water. It is forbidden the use of alcoholic beverages on board. The use of life jackets is mandatory during the whole ride. It is forbidden to swim along the way, even if the boat is stopped.
ABOUT THE HUMPBACK WHALES:
Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) can reach 16 meters in length and weigh 40 tons! Despite its enormous proportions, it is extremely sweet and famous for its acrobatics and his “songs” in the reproductive period.
The humpback undertake extensive migrations, from the icy waters around the poles to the tropical waters where they stay from July to November to reproduce. In Brazil, they are at Abrolhos Bank and along the coast of Bahia an ideal nursery for these activities, with warm and relatively calm water. Whale watching Itacaré
In April 1996 was created the Humpback Whale Institute – Non Governmental Organization, non-profit – which aims to leverage the development of research activities of the Humpback Whale Project and other projects aimed at improving the quality of life of coastal communities of this region such as, for example, the Program for Environmental Education and Information and the Integrated Coastal Management Project. Whale watching Itacaré
Itacaré is known for its diversity of beaches that nature lovers will appreciate. It is a paradise for surfing and ecotourism. Itacaré meets nature, adventure, fun and sun all year. The municipality is located in an Area of Environmental Protection, heritage of Unesco. Many rivers, trails, beaches and waterfalls, which allow you to practice numerous sports, including rafting, rappelling, tree climbing, zip lining and hiking.
Who are looking for excitement, the nightlife of the city is quite trendy. Numerous of bars, restaurants and cafes encourage tourists with music ranging from jazz to forró, in addition to electronic or reggae music. IL
From July to November, it is possible to see humpback whales, who choose the region to play.
How to get to Itacaré
Itacaré is located in the BA-001 highway, between Sierra Grande and Camamu, about 70 km from Ilheus where is the nearest airport.
The BR-101 is the main access for those coming from south Brazil. For those coming from the northern region the best access is by the BA-001.
In general, coming from Salvador and Ilheus the roads are in good condition and well signposted, however, attention must be paid towards many curves and small communities make up the road scenario, so the importance of reducing speed.
The Trip Cost Includes
- REGULAR SERVICE
- BILINGUAL GUIDE
- TRANSFER INCLUDED
The Trip Cost DOES NOT Include
- International and domestic flights
- Meals not listed
- Tips for travel guides and drivers
- Travel insurance