Bottlenose Dolphin Volunteer Research Project, Croatia



Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Veli Lošinj



Dolphin research volunteers can take part in two of the following programmes from May to October every year:

  • Dolphin Research from the base in Losinj - at sea during day, return to land at night
  • Dolphin Research along the Dalmatian Coast - on board sailing boat

Individuals, groups and students doing research all welcome.

This project is the longest ongoing study of a resident population of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Mediterranean Sea.

Volunteers can take part in two different programmes:

Research from the base in Losinj (live on land) or research along the Dalmatian Coast (live at sea)

Bottlenose Dolphin Research from the base in Losinj

For more details regarding pricing, scheduling and arrangements, please visit the main project page -

Fee Required


  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available


  • Groups
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

If you are interested in joining this project, you will need to fill out the online application form – to secure a placement on the project, please complete and submit the form with your application payment of £180. If for some reason, your application is declined, we will reimburse this payment fully. However for those who are accepted, the application payment is taken and you will be required to pay 50% of the full amount within 10 days of acceptance, with the remaining 50% 1.5 months before arrival. This will have to be paid in Euros to our programme research partner. Once we have confirmed your place, you will receive a detailed information package on the programme background and scientific objectives, your role as a volunteer, the work you will do, suggested items to bring, how to travel there etc. Following this, you will receive documents on volunteer liability that will need to be completed after you are booked on the programme. Any questions with regards to your application, please email us.