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Que Fazer em Ilhéus Bahia Brasil, What do do in Ilhéus Bahia Brazil, Que faire à Ilhéus ba


Biologist PhD
on cetacean behaviour


A woman born in Bahia who has always been passionate about cetaceans, Alice began her career as a biologist studying Guiana dolphins in Ilhéus, at the Research Group on Aquatic Mammals at the State University of Santa Cruz (GPMAI/UESC).


Her fascination with marine mammals led to a career dedicated to researching and protecting these amazing creatures. With a solid academic background and a PhD in France, where she studied the acoustic communication of dolphins and published 4 scientific articles, Alice returns to Bahia after an enriching international experience.

Aiming to share her passion and knowledge about whales and dolphins, she is also a member of Projeto Baleias na Serra and strives to educate the public and promote the protection of marine ecosystems. Her dedication goes beyond cetaceans, extending to the protection of nature in all ecosystems, with special attention to the Atlantic Forest, which she has known since her childhood spent on cocoa plantations in southern Bahia.


On our team, Alice plays a key role, sharing her expert knowledge and contagious enthusiasm with everyone. His international experience, combined with his Bahian roots, enriches our work and inspires us to promote awareness of marine life and the importance of ocean conservation.



Captain, Biologist and Wildlife Photographer

Thomas is a talented member of our team who combines his passion for biology, photography and marine exploration. Doctor in Biology who is dedicated to the understanding and conservation of species, his research work focuses mainly on animal reproduction with specialization in reptiles. He is also the author of five scientific articles and five popular science articles.


In addition, Thomas is a skilled wildlife photographer, capturing stunning images of whales and other animals. His artistic eye combined with his biological knowledge results in breathtaking photographs that awaken a greater appreciation and awareness of the nature around you.


As captain of the vessel, he leads our expeditions, offering a safe and enriching experience. Fluent in French, English and Portuguese, Thomas brings a multicultural perspective. Now, he brings his work and enthusiasm to Brazil, transmitting his passion for nature and fauna.


​Thomas enriches our team with his scientific skills, nautical knowledge and photographic talent.


His presence strengthens our mission to promote wildlife conservation and awaken a love for nature in everyone who crosses our path.

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Equipe ECOSUL TURISMO, Ilhéus Bahia _ GPMAI Mestrada


Master student, Biology
Specialist in cetaceans

Anabela is from Pará, biologist from the Federal University of Pará (UFPA) and in love with cetaceans, which led her to  work with large cetaceans with Ecosul Turismo. Today, as a Master's student in Zoology at the Federal University of Santa Cruz (UESC), she is developing her first work using drone monitoring to assess the behavioral response of humpback whales to tourism in the region of Ilhéus. With her aboard our boat, you will have access to a transmission of scientific knowledge to contribute to the conservation of species. There is no great sense in scientific research when thought solely by itself, without using it as a means to improve the human-environment relationship!

Master student, Biologist Specialist in cetaceans

Kalyane is from Ilhéus, Bahia! She graduated from Santa Cruz State University (UESC) and her love for cetaceans dates back to undergraduate studies. As an intern at Projeto Baleias na Serra, she participated in field activities for visual monitoring of humpback whales through a fixed point in Serra Grande.


She is currently a Master's student in Zoology at the State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), and is carrying out her research that seeks to study the behavior of female-calf pairs of humpback whales using the drone through our vessel.

Equipe ECOSUL TURISMO, Ilhéus Bahia _ GPMAI Mestrada


Our "Pedra Lisa II" is a TOP FISH 21 boat. It is 6.5m long and more than 2m wide. With its 6 seats, its 150hp outboard engine and its autonomy of almost 12 hours; it was designed and built for coastal and offshore navigation. But it is so very comfortable on the river thanks to it draft of only 45 cm. Whether exploring the high seas of Ilhéus or outing with your family, you will always have the best comfort and safety aboard with us.


They support us!

Passeios lancha Ilhéus Bahia Parceiros Ecosul Turismo

The Research Group on Aquatic Mammals of Ilhéus (GPMAI) was created in 2006 at the State University of Santa Cruz (UESC). The group's mission is to design and carry out research on cetacean species that frequent the coastal waters of the State of Bahia.


We have been working in partnership with GPMAI since 2022, taking a master's student on board who collects her scientific data during your whale watching tour. With two of our guides as part of the group, we can ensure that you always have the latest information about whales and dolphins in the region.


The Whales from the hill project was born in 2013. It is linked to the Laboratory of Ecology Applied to Conservation (LEAC) at the State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), in Ilhéus. The project's mission is to promote the appreciation of humpback whales through the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge, aiming to propose and support effective conservation actions that improve the perception and the importance of these giants on the planet. Having one of our guides as member of the project  allows us to offer current and interesting knowledge about the whales that frequent our region. In addition, Ecosul Turismo finances the Baleias na Serra Project by donating 1% of its revenues for the continuation of its research activities. And if you book a whale watching trip with them, 20% of your booking will be donated to the Project.

Passeios lancha Ilhéus Bahia Parceiros Ecosul Turismo
Praia do Sol _ Ecosul Turismo _ Passeios baleias e golfinhos

Located by the sea just 1 km from Jorge Amado Airport, the Hotel Praia do Sol always supports the development of whale watching in Ilhéus and tells you all about this experience here! Providing easy access and convenience for the public, restaurant and convention center, the Praia do Sol hotel has 98 apartments with private bathroom, air conditioning, cable TV, safe, telephone and minibar. Some are adapted for people with special needs. Wi-Fi is free in social areas and apartments.

Also enjoy our EXCLUSIVE OFFER OF 10% DISCOUNT on Ecosul Turismo tours EXCLUSIVELY FOR GUESTS OF THIS HOTEL via the simple presentation of your Hotel voucher!

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