"Science Day" with Madagascar Whale Shark Project

Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project
Madagascar Whale sharks project

Accompany the scientific team of the Madagascar Whale Shark Project at sea, and discover the daily life of a data collection program for a the whale shark conservation ! https://www.madawhalesharks.org 

Benefit from the knowledge and expertise on the species as the only organization dedicated to the whale shark in Madagascar, particularly through the presence of the project's founder, Stella Diamant. The presence of Malagasy students on these trips allows for an exchange and sharing of knowledge.

The scientific expertise of the Madagascar Whale Shark Project supported by the Baleines Rand’eau team to experience a day like no other!

All data collection activities are carried out with a scientific permit issued by the Malagasy government.

The sucess of our reserch activities can never be guaranteed, and will depend above all on whale sharks; which, we remind, are free and wild animals. Swimming with wild animals will always be done in compliance with code of conduct. Your participation to our trips directly support the work of the Madagascar Whale Shark Project.

  • 8:15 am: Departure from Nosy Be and briefing on board
  • 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Long morning at sea meeting whale sharks and collecting data:
  • Photo identification and recording of environmental data
  • Biopsies
  • Deployment of acoustic and/or satellite beacons
  • Collection of prey samples
  • 1:00 p.m.: Lunch on the boat
  • 15h00: Back to Nosy Be
The Madagascar Whale Shark Project is the scientific and conservation program for whale sharks in Nosy Be. For more information about the foundation: https://www.madawhalesharks.org/
The realization of these activities is never guaranteed, and will mainly depend on whale sharks; which, we remember, are free and wild animals. Launching with wild animals will always be done in compliance with the approach charter. 
We welcome a maximum of 6 passengers (excluding scientists) on the boat during the trip.

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Excursions à Nosy Be avec Baleines Rand'eau

Our team

Spend a wonderful day, make unforgettable encounters accompanied by passionate guides who will share with you their love and respect for the sea!

Excursion à Nosy Be avec Baleines Rand'eau

Our boats

Our three boats are open Vandam hulls. They are 8m long and 2.5m wide. Equipped with a awning for sun protection, storage case for your bags, a shelf and a fin racket, these boats are perfectly designed for our activity. It's very easy to get in the water and to come back on the boat. Equipped with a 150hp Yamaha engine, we can quickly get to the area of observation.

Whale hydrophone in Nosy Be

Hydrophone: listen to the whalesong!

Thanks to our hydrophone, you may have the chance to hear humpback whalesong or listen to dolphins communicate. "The world of silence" is not that silent!

Lago Rand'eau Palmée Tanikely / Sakatia

Our sightings success rate: more than 90 %!

Our strength is also to have excellent success rates in species sightings: for humpback whales and whale sharks it is more than 95% of chance to spot them, 99% for turtles, 85% for dolphins. This success can be explained by our experience and our network!

Excursion à Nosy Br avec Baleines Rand'eau

Waterproof identification sheet on fauna and flora

It is always a magical time to see marine mammals and fish in their environment. It is also important to have explanations and information on fauna and flora. Therefore, in addition to a specialized guide on each excursion, you can find out more by consulting the documentation available on our boats.

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