Whale watching trips informations

Welcome to the french Mediterranean sea !


Join our team of naturalists, photographers and scientists for a full day whale watching trip from Sanary-sur-Mer or Canet-en-Roussillon, a half day bottlenose dolphin watching trip from Port Vendres, or a seabird watching trip from La Grande Motte. On the boat, we provide conferences and explanations in french, but we can also translate for you !


Découverte du Vivant is an eco-responsible whale watching operator, involved in the long term preservation of the cetacean populations of the Mediterranean sea. We were delivered the "High Quality Whale Watching" label by the Pelagos sanctuary for marine mammal conservation in 2012. More informations about the label here

General informations :


Whale watching in the south of France provides excellent opportunities to encounter a few of the most emblematic sea giants. Just to name some of them, we have sperm whales, striped dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, risso's dolphins, pilot whales and fin whales, the second largest animal on earth...

During the seabird watching trips, you can expect three species of shearwaters, gannets, razorbills, four species of skuas...


The team of scientists, naturalists and photographers delivers conferences on board, presenting the mediterranean cetacean species, their biology and protection measures. A feedback of the trip is sent to every participant, including pictures.


Canet-en-Roussillon and Sanary-sur-Mer : full day whale watching trip (7-10  hours at sea)

Port Vendres : half day bottlenose dolphin watching trip (5 hours)

La Grande Motte : half day seabird watching trip (4hours)


Want to see more pictures before reading any further ? Here's a few :


whale watching Canet-en-Roussillon photo gallery

whale watching Sanary-sur-Mer photo gallery

bottlenose dolphin watching Port Vendres photo gallery

seabird watching La Grande Motte photo gallery

2018 trips schedule :


Sanary-sur-Mer : sundays may-october (included), tuesdays mid july-mid september

Canet-en-Roussillon : april-october (included), saturdays only

Port Vendres : july and august, mondays and wednesdays only

La Grande Motte : september-april (included)


To book a trip, you have to contact us either by phone or by email (contacts below).

If this page doesn't answer your questions, feel free to contact us as well ! Our english is ok and we'll do our best to answer you.


Contact :


Email : info@decouverteduvivant.fr

Tel : 00 33 6 10 57 17 11


Rates :


Canet-en-Roussillon and Sanary-sur-Mer : adult 82€ / teenager or student 68€ / child 57€

Port Vendres : adult 65€ / teenager or student 57€ / child 47€

La Grande Motte : adult 50€ / teenager or student 45€ / child 40€


What to bring :


For the whale and dolphin watching trips : lunch, warm clothes (any time of the year), hat, sunglasses and sunblock


For the seabird watching trips : warm clothes !






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