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Nat Geo Day Tour: Marine Treasures of Mallorca, the Posidonia Oceanica
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Nat Geo Day Tour: Marine Treasures of Mallorca, the Posidonia Oceanica

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$186.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: from 2 hours to 4 hours
Do this because
  • Explore the unspoiled Mediterranean waters off the coast of Mallorca on a tour inspired by the work of National Geographic's Pristine Seas project, which aims to protect the last wild places in our oceans.
  • Learn from a marine biologist about the "Lungs of the Mediterranean" - Posidonia Oceanica and its contribution to biodiversity and the maintenance of a healthy marine ecosystem.
  • Explore the Malgrats Islands by kayak, a responsible, human-powered water sport that has zero impact on the marine environment.
  • See the underwater world, including the Posidonia meadows, from your kayak. Optional snorkeling around the protected area of the Malgrats Islands.
  • Learn how each of us can play a part in safeguarding the marine protected areas and the Posidonia meadows, by raising awareness of their role in the battle against global warming, as featured in the National Geographic documentary, 'Pristine Seas: The Power of Protection'.
What to expect

Inspired by the work of National Geographic's Pristine Seas project, which aims to protect the last wild places in our oceans, this National Geographic Day Tour offers a unique opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful and unspoiled Mediterranean waters by kayak, accompanied by a marine biologist and learn about the importance of Posidonia Oceanica.

Posidonia Oceanica is more than just a seagrass. In the words of Manu San Félix, a member of the National Geographic Pristine Seas Project: "Posidonia is the architect of the Mediterranean marine ecosystem." It is an essential part of this ecosystem with broad implications for ecology, coastal stability, tourism, and even climate regulation. Efforts to conserve and protect this important species are crucial to maintaining the health and balance of the Mediterranean environment. This humble plant plays a vital role in oxygenating seawater, helping to stabilize sediment, and providing a habitat for many species of fish and other marine life.

Accompanied by a marine biologist, you will paddle your kayak a distance of approximately 2.5 miles around the Marine Protected Area of the Malgrats Islands, a biodiverse ecosystem which is home to dolphins, fish, birds, algae and more. The protected zone was established to safeguard the surrounding marine habitat, an important location for Posidonia Oceanica. Exploring mostly by kayak with an optional snorkel stop, you'll see the Posidonia meadows for yourself, with explanations from the marine biologist about the impact this seagrass has on the Mediterranean and the wider world.

Learn how each of us can play a part in protecting the Posidonia meadows, by raising awareness of their role in the battle against global warming, as featured in the National Geographic documentary, 'Pristine Seas: The Power of Protection'.

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What's included
  • check Transport
  • check Guide
  • check Kayak
  • check Snorkel stops
  • check Swim stops
  • check Instructor
  • check Lifejacket
  • check Fresh fruit
What to remember
  • Recommended age: 10-60 years
  • For safety reasons, this activity is not recommended for people out of the established activity age range, under the influence of drugs, pregnant women, people with breathing complications, heart problems, allergies and any other problems that may not allow you to do this activity
  • This tour includes a strenuous kayaking activity of around 2.5 miles. A moderate level of fitness is required to participate
  • Not suitable for guests who suffer from travel sickness
  • Not suitable for wheelchairs
  • Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility
  • Not suitable for families with small children
  • Not suitable for guests who can't swim
  • Height, weight and/or age restrictions may apply
  • Bring a towel
  • Bring biodegradable insect repellent
  • Bring a hat
  • Bring suitable footwear
  • Food and drinks not included
  • Subject to weather conditions
  • English-speaking guide for all nationalities
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Provider
TUI España Turismo, S.L.U, with Tax Number B08089187 and Travel License Number GCMD-4
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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