Our Catamaran, Taras
"Taras is the vessel where it all began! In all truth, since 2009 our activities have been systematically carried out on board a fast offshore RIB, but already in the year 2000, our initial explorations were taking place on board the Lady Luna, a motorboat owned by the Cantieri Greco. It is with Taras, however, that a new era of dolphin watching activities and research has begun. Our gorgeous 40 FT research catamaran, built by the LADY-HAWKE shipyard upon specific request of the JDC Project, is now our main research and observation platform. " With a floor area of more than 50 square meters, a sighting turret located at a height of 6 meters, and our state of the art scientific equipment installed, our catamaran is the ideal vessel to study cetaceans in their natural environment. Motorized with two noiselses Volvo Penta 75 HP, Taras allows a cruising speed of 10 knots and a maximum speed of 19 knots, and it can accommodate up to 35 people on board, including the crew. It is the first boat built specifically for Cetaceans and Dolphin Watching activities around the Gulf of Taranto, and it is the very boat that brought Carmelo Fanizza and the Jonian Dolphin Conservation to represent the region Puglia at the MILAN EXPO 2015, where they were selected as one of the 20 best Italian exhibitors. Taras is equipped with a large net in the bow area, which allows our guests to experience an incredibly close contact with the cetaceans. .
Contribution for the Safari "Researchers for a day"
Duration 5 hours approximately
Adults: Euro 40
Boys 4 - 11 years: 20 euros
Infants 0 - 3 years: FREE
By participating in the "Researchers for a day" program, you will be immediately associated
and by accessing our website you can subscribe to the mailing list to be always
informed about all the activities we do also thanks to your contribution, select one
date and share with us! b> h5>
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DO NOT SEE DOLPHINS? b>
A: Your next trip we will offer you a 50% discount and if we do not see dolphins even on that trip, then the third Safari will be completely FREE and will always be until you see dolphins (very rare).
Remember that our catamaran has a 90% sighting percentage. b> p>