Ok, I admit it: I had no idea there were whales in the Med! Or that you could get up close and personal with them on day cruises. So I was delighted to find out just recently that every Sunday between June 17 and October 31, Decouverte du Vivant offers Naturalist Discovery Cruises in the Med aboard the boat La Croix du Sud V. During the nine-hour voyage you're likely to see striped dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, Risso's dolphins, pilot whales, sperm whales and the second largest animal on the planet, the fin whale. You can also expect to encounter seabirds, sunfish, loggerhead turtles, bluefin tuna, bonito and swordfish. Cruises depart from Sanary sur Mer in the Var at 9:30 am and return at 6 pm. Prices: 55€ (under 12), 66€ (students, teens, groups of ten or more); 78€ (adult) per person. For more info or to reserve, click here or call 06 10 57 17 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
**Note: Dates for 2013 are Sunday June 9 to Sunday October 20, 2013.