On the past Monday, 6th of August we found a group of orcas few miles off Lisbon feeding of fish along with common dolphins. These individuals belong to a known group from the Gibraltar population, only part of the group was identified this Monday. These orcas usually feed during the summer months in Gibraltar, chasing […]
In the last expeditions we had been seeing whales, 2h away from Lisbon. We are convinced that’s a minke whale, the 2nd smallest species of the baleen whales. It is very hard to photograph as this individual is very invasive and unpredictable, making a rigorous identification very difficult. Minke whales had been
Today in our Bartholomew Diaz expedition – Dolphin Watching from Lisbon we sighted 3 different cetacean species! The harbour porpoise was the first one, a very shy pair surfaced near the port side of our sailing trimaran. Their small size and near triangular dorsal fin is very characteristic enabling their identification. After and hour and […]
Good news for our research projects and for the explorers who want to join us in our expeditions. Our vessel is finally registered and already operating! Our first guest tried our Pigafetta’s Note – Adrenaline Sailing pack. We participated in the Christmas regatta, where after a disastrous start we managed to recovered 7 places back! […]
In the past day 4, we spot orcas off Costa da Caparica. We still din’t got the boat ready but that didn’t stop us, with got a ride from our neighbour, Terra Incógnita and we went to intersect them with a clue from the Bolhas tours’ colleagues. One big male, 3 female one juvenile male (so it seemed) […]
Biologists in sight were the first of many environmental education activities to be developed by ECCO Ocean! An activity in partnership with the Sea Sciences Association and the Museum of Natural History and Sciences, where the 30 participants could have a glimpse of what it is like to be cetologist (biologist studying dolphins and whales). […]
The Megaptera is still not licensed for sailing, but the birdwatching tours could get started, no? Great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Our flagship is finally on the water! Soon we will run some tests in order to get her ready in the end of the month, so the tours could begin.
ECCO Ocean visited the BTL to look for new partnerships and projects in the field of nature / nautical tourism. The maritime-tourist operators were few but of good quality. Future prospects look promising!
ECCO Ocean will participate in the 6th edition of the European conference “Ocean’s Past”, which will take place from 15-20 May 2017 in Sesimbra. Conference participants will be able to enjoy a boat trip that will show the natural beauty of the Arrábida coast.