Responsible Whale Watching Guides Course

Is your dream job to educate people about whales and dolphins in the wild? Would you love to have the opportunity to become a whale watching guide but not sure where to start? Our Responsible Whale Watching Guides Course is the perfect avenue into this competitive industry.   This course will provide participants with the skills to be an engaging, fun and informative guide promoting responsible whale watching.  Through assessed activities and interactive workshops our 5-day intensive course is designed to equip participants with a wide variety to skills to educate the public and promote whale and dolphin conservation.  Our WCA Qualified Responsible Whale Watching Guides will enjoy FREE access to our exclusive Whale Champions community for a year, including a newsletter containing volunteer opportunities with our amazing Partners all over the world.


Duration: 5 days


Time: 9.30am-5pm




Studio 3, Lower Promenade 

Madeira Drive




Price: £395, £350 for existing Partners and students


Over 18’s only.


Monday 15th July- Friday 19th July 2019, 9.30am-5pm



Modules include:

  • Whale Champions module
  • Be a responsible guide
  • Guide training
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Creating an effective talk
  • Creating an educational activity 
  • Practical activities, including boat work 
  • Citizen science
  • Final presentation/assessment 

Course benefits:

  • Lectures and training from seasoned professionals
  • Individual Partner membership alongside the world’s experts on whales and dolphins (worth £100!)
  • Option to get involved with Partner working groups
  • Exclusive access to our Whale Champions community for a year, offering the chance to apply for volunteer opportunities overseas with our amazing Partners
  • Certificate and t shirt

Our Qualified Responsible Whale Watching Guides will be able to apply for opportunities to volunteer with our whale watching Partners around the world to protect and conserve cetaceans. Working with on board researchers, as a WCA certified Responsible Whale Watching Guide you’ll be interacting with the public, educating them about the whales, dolphins and other marine life in the area, as well as raising awareness of the conservation work our Partners are engaged in.

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