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The Mysterious Magic of Whales

Are you dreaming of the moment when a whale surfaces beside you, takes a deep breath of air, glides gently through the water, and disappears slowly in the depth of the ocean? Are you dreaming of meeting these magnificent creatures full of secrets?

Then join our research team and your dream will come true! Collect unforgettable memories. Meet the whales of the St. Lawrence. And above all, have fun.

Note: These courses are open to ANYBODY with an interest in whales and dolphins and the desire to learn about their lives.

Download full program (updated flyer online in January 2012)


Duration: 12 days (Sunday to Friday)

Language: English

Eligibility: There are no special skills needed apart from basic knowledge of the English language and a minimum of 16 years of age to take part in the two-week courses.

Seasickness: Won't happen as we work in protected waters.


Dates 2012.

Group 1: September 9 - 21
Group 2: September 23 - October 5

Due to special logistics only two courses are offered in 2012
In case of interest a third group (October 7 - 19) might be added. If interested please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).


Swiss francs 1600.-- *

It is planned to carry out next year's research from the picturesque village Tadoussac overlooking the Estuary and Fjord. ORES is searching for an affordable accommodation right now. But be prepared that the course fee might have to be adjusted. Details will follow in January 2012.

The fee includes all costs related to the project such as use of inflatable boats, technical equipment, a personal exposure floatation suit, all transportation on land and water during the project, a visit to a whale museum, lectures, and workshops with PowerPoint and video presentations as well as a comprehensive preparation booklet in English.

In the year of participation, participants will be members of the Foundation and receive the biannually published ORES-Newsletters.


As spaces are limited to six participants we strongly recommend early enrollment.

Simply complete the enrolment form * and transfer the course fee to the folllowing bank account.

SwissPost Postfinance, CH-3030 Bern, Switzerland, IBAN CH3409000000450356275, BIC POFICHBEXXX, Zugunsten von: ORES Foundation, Basel, account # 40-3010-5

(Please note that bank transfers are better than a cheque and make sure to add additional bank fees).

Confirmation of your participation will be made by ORES as soon as possible after receiving your enrollment and payment. Shortly after, you will receive the preparation booklet with detailed information on traveling and any equipment needed.

download enrollment form *

 * links will be activated in January 2012