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ORCA Mini Cruise Experience & Ocean Conservationist Experience

What to expect on an ORCA Mini Cruise Experience & Ocean Conservationist Experience

What to expect on an ORCA Mini Cruise Experience & Ocean Conservationist Experience

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Once at sea, our ORCA Ocean Conservationsit will be on deck, ready to join those passengers who wish to take part in the session. They wear a high viz vest so they can easily be found. 

The ORCA Ocean Conservationist

The ORCA Ocean Conservationist's introduction will last for 10-15 minutes, covering ORCA's work with CalMac and the species that frequent the Scotland's west coast - from Basking Sharks to Risso's Dolphins. They will also share tips to help you spot and identify local wildlife, increasing your chances of seeing the whales, dolphins, or porpoises during your time in the area.

You'll also be able to learn about the data that's collected from CalMac vessels and how that's used to study the different species and inform marine protection policies. The ORCA Ocean Conservationist will spend the duration of the journey with passengers and will also share the ways we can all contribute to scientific research to help better understand our marine environment.

As you travel, you'll have the stunning sights and sounds of the west coast to enjoy, even if there's no wildlife on show at that time.

 

Dress for the weather 

it can be quite blustery on the vessel. As well as a face covering to use in indoor areas of the vessel, in our ports and offices, you'll need warm, waterproof layers and good footwear, even on days when the weather is good. Bring your binoculars as well as some sunglasses to protect your eyes from the glare of the sea.

For more information on what to expect read our FAQs

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