WAOH! Route's Training Sessions

Do you run a business offering great diving or snorkelling experiences, sea-kayaking tours, whale & dolphin watching trips, boat tours, surfing or other coastal & marine activities around Cornwall’s coastline?

The WAOH! Route partners will be rolling out a set of Training & Knowledge Exchange Sessions to meet, greet and empower diving centres and marine ecotourism operators in Cornwall this May 2019.

Led by team members of SUBMON, the World Cetacean Alliance and Travelecoology, these sessions are geared at stepping up the environmental know-how and capacity of companies and Tour Guides offering great diving & snorkelling activities, sea kayaking adventures, whale & dolphin watching trips or boat tours along the WAOH! Route.

The general program structure of these sessions is listed below and takes place in Falmouth on May 13th and 14th

 During these sessions, you and your Team will:

•         Learn fun facts about the Ocean to spice up your tours.

•         Gear up to deliver a great eco-briefing to your customers.

•         Receive a free, hard-copy of the WAOH! Route’s Toolkit for Responsible Tourism Operators & Tour Guides.

•         Be recognized as a WAOH! Route’ s world-class, responsible tourism operator, gaining access to free promotion opportunities in international tourism fairs & events and to include your activities as part of the offering of the Route’s transnational tourism products.


Registration for these sessions is now open here

The number of participants in these sessions is limited, so make sure you reserve your spot!

If you have any questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at hello@wildsea.eu


Learn fun facts about the Ocean to spice up your tours, gear up to deliver a great eco-briefing to your customers and position your business as a worldclass, responsible tourism operator.

Participants will receive a free copy of the WAOH! Route’s Toolkit for Responsible Tourism Operators & Tour Guides


Day 1: Classroom session

9:00am Welcome!

9:15am The Business Case for Coastal & Marine Ecotourism • What can the WAOH! Route do for you. • How businesses can align with environmental & social sustainability • Open floor: Share your best practices!

10:00am Being an inspirational eco-guide: Tips & tricks • The skills and qualities of a WAOH! Guide • Managing client expectations

11:00am Coffee break

11:30am Gearing up to be a WAOH! Guide: Facts & inspiration • Fun facts about marine wildlife and habitats • Unveiling the connections between Oceans & Human Health • Using Citizen Science to show environmental stewardship

1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm Dosing the information to ensure retention: What to say when

2:30pm Activity! Communicating sustainability

4:00pm Introducing Day 2 “hands-on session”

4:30pm Q&A session & wrap up

5:00pm Close 


Day 2: Hands-on session

9:30am Walking the talk: How to reduce your environmental footprint • Ensuring responsible wildlife interactions • Techniques to reduce environmental impact

10:30am Delivering an eco-briefing: Field training In groups and working as a team, run an ecotourism tour from start to finish to deliver an outstanding ecotourism experience. This will be a chance to put into practice new skills learnt in day 1, share best practice, and think about how you can bring new techniques to your own business.

12:30am Debrief: Factors that determine the success of a tour • Practical ideas for self-implementation • Cementing the value: Providing a world-class experience to your customers

1:0 0am Close and delivery of certificate of completion  


Register your business at www.wildsea.eu and gain visibility as a responsible tourism operator in international markets, win new customers and increase your sales.

If you are a tourism operator based in a destination along the WAOH! Route; Donegal, Cornwall, Galicia, Cascais, Sesimbra & Portimao, and you have attended this knowledge exchange session, you will benefit from free listings, promotion in international trade shows and a discounted commission on bookings made through www.wildsea.eu 


Learn more about the WAOH! Route at: www.wildsea.eu/waoh-route