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Jonian Dolphin Conservation

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I’m usually a bit suspicious of tourist boat operators claiming to be science driven, but we were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an extraordinary and emotional experience, we were lucky and we saw around 200 dolphins and... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Alessandro T
Province of Pavia, Italy
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Viale Virgilio 102, 74121, Taranto, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 1, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyable trip to find dolphins with a conservation group.Although we were the only english speaking couple on board, we were made very welcome. Drinks and food provided. Unfortunately we only saw two dolphins(albeit, several times!!) and this was late in the trip, but really...More

10  Thank Josephine B
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

We were really looking forward to this trip due to the outstanding reviews but left feeling quite disappointed. We did see some beautiful striped dolphins after a couple of hours of travelling and that was amazing. But after this first sighting we turned around, ate...More

5  Thank rose r
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’m usually a bit suspicious of tourist boat operators claiming to be science driven, but we were accompanied by a knowledgeable marine biologist from the University at Lecce and they did appear to be collecting data on the dolphin sightings in order to try to...More

Thank JenLUK
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

It was an extraordinary and emotional experience, we were lucky and we saw around 200 dolphins and several new birth. The crew was gentle and carefull and very knowledgeable. During the trip it has been served some appetizers and fruits with an excellent quality (enough...More

1  Thank Alessandro T
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

2 types of Dolphin and a Sperm whale in one boat trip was just an amazing sight that I never thought I would have experienced in the Mediterranean. Just stunning to see beautiful mammals in their natural environment. Don't go to Seaworld or other unatural...More

Thank OJRVerwood
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

If you visit Puglia, this is a trip you definately don't want to miss. Perfectly organized with detail for all the safety precautions on board. We were very lucky; after only 30 min we already could spot the first school of dolphins. The concept is...More

2  Thank KarelV351
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

These guys are passionate about conservation and the whole set up is extremely professional yet friendly. Be aware that Taranto is not a big tourist area and most of the info on board about the dolphins is in Italian, but despite our poor Italian they...More

3  Thank Luisa A
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Amazing day loved it. Informative, friendly and a great pleasure to see Dolphins in there natural environment

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed October 8, 2017

We were a group of 6 (4 adults and two kids) and spent a day (from 10.30am to 4pm). The staff was super friendly and professional, the boat clean and well maintained, the food high quality and tasty, and above all, following the magical dolphins...More

1  Thank Arnon D
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Spent the day watching amazing dolphins and having a lovely boat ride and food nibbles too. Staff were really helpful and very interesting and told us about all their research. What a fantastic experience and you know you are helping the research project too.

Thank Worldtraveller1948
Reviewed September 24, 2017

If you are looking for a group of smart, professional, dedicated conservationists - this is it! Carmelo and his crew provide an absolutely fantastic day out. Beautiful, clean and safe boat. Attention to details in terms of services offered (great lunch!). Dedication to the appreciation...More

Thank Jockey64
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Aproximately 6-hour highly recommended sea excursion in Taranto. Professional commander Carmelo, assistant Cristiana and all the staff, safety first, sun, dolphins and other sea animals, snacks and beverage, culture, entertainment for children. Practical Queries, Answers and a Quick Description for you, based on my experience...More

3  Thank DavideBongustaio
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