Aquarium of Genoa Ticket and Whale Watching Cruise

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Activity provider: C-way srl

Aquarium of Genoa Ticket and Whale Watching Cruise

Activity provider: C-way srl

From US$ 56.12 per person

The Aquarium of Genoa hosts the most extensive range of aquatic biodiversity in Europe. Sail on the sea mammals’ routes in the Pelagos Sanctuary and have a marvellous full immersion into the dolphins’ world.

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  • See the most extensive range of aquatic biodiversity in Europe
  • Depart from Genoa, from the pier next to the Aquarium, for a 4-hour boat trip
  • Have an educational and fun experience
Full description
The exhibition gallery at the Aquarium of Genoa consists of over 70 exhibits and about 12,000 specimen of 600 species, from all the seas of the world. From the rarest species such as manatees – marine mammals that may be at the origin of the legend of mermaids – to the most famous ones such as dolphins, penguins, and sharks – the great predators of the sea; but also jellyfish, seals, and multi-coloured tropical fish species. For the whale-whatching excursion, sail via the sea mammals’ routes in the Pelagos Sanctuary. The boat excursion departs from Genoa, from the pier next to the Aquarium, and lasts 4 hours as you try to see the sea mammals in their natural habitat. Guiding the public through this unique experience will be a marine biologist who, during the excursion, unveils to the participants all the secrets of how to spot the animals, and illustrating the correct behavioural conduct for the observation of the Cetaceans without disturbing them. This educational and fun experience is at the same time suitable for both adults and children who are curious lovers of adventure and nature. Do not forget to bring your camera and sunglasses. The experience is available from March to November.
  • Entrance ticket to Acquario di Genova
  • Ticket to the whale-watching excursion (half day)
  • Become a donor and support the marine research and safeguard activities promoted by the charity Aquarium of Genoa Foundation. Select donation option when booking

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat

    Know before you go

    • Without showing a valid entrance ticket, access will not be allowed
    • Your ticket is valid only on the date selected
    • Whale-watching tours are subject to suitable sea conditions; the Company and/or the Captain reserve the right to cancel or delay departures due to conditions beyond their control for any other reason they deem important. In case of cancelation, the whale tour portion will be refunded or you could book an alternative departure day or tour
    • The excursion lasts some 4 hours from when the boat heads out towards the watery horizon. Please reach your embarkation point at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure
    • If there is no sighting of whales or other cetaceans during your cruise, your ticket is valid for another cruise. Please keep it and make a new booking
    Customer reviews

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    4.3 /5

    based on 62 reviews

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    The aquarium was very well done and not too busy first thing in the morning. I was impressed with the team for the whale watching tour as we were on our way back in when they heard about another spotting...instead of ending the tour, they went back out to sea a little and we was another whale. My only suggestion would be to rope off a queue to get on...people were pushing and shoving to find their perfect spot...not so safe for little ones.

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    August 23, 2022

    Everything went great, we didn't see any whales, but you really tried very hard to find some for the full 4 hours. And we came across 2 big groups of dolphins for which the captain then made waves with the boat so you can play in it right next to the boat and see how much of you. We will definitely book another tour on our next visit!

    June 3, 2022

    The aquarium even if already seen years ago, more and more spectacular. Paying a small extra ticket we also did the guided tour "behind the scenes" with a biologist, we saw the tanks with the eggs and the newborn rays, the small turtles, the aquarium kitchens and finally we saw the dolphins from the board tub. The dolphin watching excursion, although the wind made it more difficult by rippling the sea, we did four sightings of groups of striped dolphins playing with the waves of the boat. For a few moments it was also possible to see the back of a zifio. All organized to perfection beautiful experience and day.

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    July 8, 2021

    Product ID: 223857