Cetus Research

In search of dolphins off the coast of Versilia and Viareggio

Founded in Viareggio in 1999, the CE.TU.S Center.
Is a non-profit organization specialized in research on whales and dolphins in the Pelagos Sanctuary.

In CETUS you find a marine biologists, and engineers, The center collects data on the presence, distribution, ecology and ethology of many species of cetaceans through the self financing.


CE.TU.S. sited in Viareggio is it the first Center in Tuscany for the observation and study of dolphins and whales.
OUR MARINE BIOLOGISTS explain you the secrets about the life and the behaviour of the cetaceans.

DAILY CRUISE
On board of the research vessel KRILL (sail catamaran), departures with a minimum 8 people.
We use the photos and videos to recognize the characteristics on the bottlenose dolphins dorsal fin.
Starting from Viareggio, at marina Della Madonnina
Daily cruising: departure at 9.30h, return at 16.30h

WEEK-END
Cruise direction La Spezia areas. On board of the research vessel KRILL (sail catamaran), departures with a minimum 6 people.
Starting from Viareggio, at marina Della Madonnina.
Departure Saturday at 9.00h, return Sunday at 18.00h.
To observe Dolphins and Whales in their natural environment.

 
THE CRUISE
Viareggio - Elba - Viareggio
1° Day Viareggio
Meeting at Madonnina harbour at 18.30.
Instructions from the crew and cabines.
Dinner 20.00 on board.
After dinner the program of the cruise and rules.

2° Day Viareggio - Gorgona Island - Capraia Island
Stand up at 8.00. Breakfast. Departure times 9.00 direction SW.
During the navigation, we can see the Gorgonia island.
Arrival at Capraia island at 20.00. Overnight stay.
Sightings: stenelle, tursiopi, balenottere
Rout 200°. Distance 52 mgs. I arrive times 17.00

3° Day Capraia Island - Portoferraio
Stand up at 8.00. Breakfast. Departure times 9.00 direction SE.
Sightings: stenelle, tursiopi, balenottere,
Rout 120°. Distance 30 mg. I arrive times 18.00 harbour at 18.30.
Instructions from the crew and cabines.
Dinner 20.00 on board. After dinner the program of the cruise and rules.

4° Day Portoferraio - Marciana Marina
Stand up at 8.00. Breakfast. Departure times 9.00 direction W.
Sightings: stenelle, tursiopi, grampi, zifi, balenottere, capodogli
Rout various. Distance 20 mgs. Arrival at 17.00
20.00 on board.
After dinner the program of the cruise and rules.

5° Day Marciana Marina – Capraia Island
Stand up at 8.00. Breakfast. Departure times 9.00 direction N.
Sightings: tursiopi, stenelle
Route 310°. Distance 24 mg. Arrival ore 17.00

6° Day Capraia Island - Viareggio
Stand up at 8.00. Breakfast. Departure times 9.00 direction N.
Sightings: stenelle, tursiopi, balenottere
Route 20°. Distance 52 mgs. Arrival 18.00

CE.TU.S Center

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