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.
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.
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