Responsible Whale Watching Guides Course

World Cetacean Alliance
May 16, 2019
New Zealand &, United Kingdom
Job Type
Closing date
Course Dates Throguhout June


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 WCA community or whale watching businesses for a year, through a newsletter containing volunteer opportunities with our amazing Partners all over the world.

Modules include:

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

Course benefits:

  • Lectures and training from seasoned professionals
  • Individual WCA partner membership alongside some of the world’s experts on whales and dolphins
  • Option to get involved with Partner working groups
  • Exclusive access to our whale watching community for a year, including opportunities to apply for volunteer opportunities overseas with our amazing Partners
  • Certificate and t shirt

Dates and Locations
Courses will take place at WCA Headquarters in Brighton, UK, and at E-Ko Tours Headquarters in Picton, New Zealand.

Monday 3rd - Friday 7th June (NZ)
Monday 1st to Friday 5th July (NZ)
Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July (UK)
Monday 5th August to Friday 9th August (NZ)
Monday 2nd to Friday 6th September (NZ)
Monday 7th to Friday 11th October (NZ)
Over 18's only.

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