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Right Whale Watching


4  nights   Children Friendly Featured, pleasant property Each City Package includes transfers and the must-do-tours and was carefully selected and negotiated for you. All participating service providers have been chosen for their quality service. So, unless you have specific plans, trust us. It's all prepared. Should you stay extra nights, book the city package and add hotel. Price Busters

City Package

The Vida Sol e Mar Resort, situated in Praia do Rosa, under Imbituba jurisdiction, central location in the region of more concentration of southern right whales in Brazil, is the the perfect place to go for whale watching in south Brazil. The resort sponsors the Right Whale Institute which promotes the preservation of this species in our country and relies on specialists who participated in the project conception in Santa Catarina, provided all the technical information and team training for whale watching and will offer support during the trips.

The package offer the opportunity to watch and learn about these amazing cetaceans that come to these shores to give birth and feed their calves.

The boat trip is on a 9 meters semi-rigid boat for 20 passengers, purchased for this purpose. It is equipped with two 90 HP engines, life vests for every passanger and an emergency boat regarding the National Sailing Regulations imposed by local authorities (Capitania dos Portos). The whale watching trip lasts about 120 minutes, accompanied by a biologist of the Institute, and the captain is specially trained to approach this animals. With watchers spread along the coast, distributed in 80 Km, between Praia da Pinheira (Pinheira beach) and Cabo Santa Marta (Santa Marta cape), the boat will be constantly informed about the whales location.

The boat leaves from Praia de Garopaba (Garopaba beach) and will sail immediately to the beach where the whales are confirmed to be seen, generally, mother & calf. The approach will depend on the animals behavior regarding strictly the present regulations in order to protect the whales.
1 Day - Florianópolis / Imbituba

Hosting at the airport Hercilio Luz in Florianópolis and transfer to the Vida, Sol e Mar Resort.
Free afternoon.
Happy Hour: Welcome Sugar Cane drink “caipirinha” with a short conversation about right whale watching showing fotos and videos (optional).
Dinner at the resort.
2 Day - Imbituba

Breakfast at 7h00 and during it your guide will talk about the program of the day.
At 8hoo departure to Garopaba beach (30 minutes from Praia do Rosa) to take the boat, specially equipped for whale watching. This tour will be guided for trained personnel and a biologist of the Right Whale Institute who will provide the information you need about this species.
Lunch at Garopaba beach.
In the afternoon it is possible to visit the Garopaba Historical side and also go shopping were you can find art stores and surf stores.
Return to the Resort.
Chat about events of the day with a biologist for exchange of ideas, curiosities, etc.
Dinner at the resort.
3 Day - Imbituba

Breakfast at 8h00.
At 9h00 visit to the city of Imbituba, stop at the “Museu da Baleia” (Whale Museum, depending on museum availability) and at part of the last whaling Station used for hunting whales.
Visit to Itapiruba´s beach.
Visit to the historical city of Laguna, the “moles da Barra” and Anita Garibaldi´s Museum. Bottle nose dolphin watching in the Laguna´s channel.
Lunch with a panoramic view at “Molhes da Barra” restaurant, a very peculiar and beautiful place where the deck is situated in priviligied position at the a beach.
Of this point it’s possible to observe the dolphins helping the fishman to localize a shoal of fish.
Dinner at the resort.
4 Day - Imbituba

Breakfast at 8h00.
At 9h00 tour through “Praia do Siriú”, “Gamboa” and any other beaches where there is a possibility of watching whales.
Lunch in a tipical restaurant.
Visit a waterfall, located inside the State Park “Serra do Tabuleiro” in Paulo Lopes District.
Dinner at the resort.
5 Day - Imbituba / Florianópolis

Breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport.
Important Remarks:
1. The below mentioned rates are per person valid from July 15th until November 30th'2008.
2. Rates are based on a double standard room rate. There are extra charges for extra people in the same room. Please check with us for more information about it.
3. German, French and Italian spoken guides are available upon previous request and extra charge per day of service.
4. Entries starting from 16h00.
5. The whale watching trip are always dependent on weather and sea conditions so the scheduled trip of this pack might be changed.
6. Children that are less than 3 years old cannot go on the boat ride.
7. It is not permitted to throw anything on the ocean, because the whales are on their natural habitat.
8. The whales are there to be watched, so they are disturbed by us.
9. The company will provide vests and impermeable clothes.

Included in the package rate:
*Air-conditioned vehicles and local guide assistance (English spoken);
*Arrival and departure transfers to/from hotel;
*Tours mentioned in the program;
*Accommodation: four overnights at Vida Sol e Mar Eco Resort & Beach Village in Standard Room with breakfast (4), lunch (3) and dinner (4).

Not included in the package rate:
*Air ticket and airport taxes;
*City Room tax;
*Beverages (neither during meals);
*Personal expenses;
*Any other service or meal that is not mentioned in the above program.