Applications are now open for the 2016 cruise surveys

11th Nov 2015

ORCA are pleased to announce that Saga have once again offered ORCA Survey Team places on board their cruise ships for the 2016 season.  These trips are on the Saga Pearl II and the Saga Sapphire. 

How to Apply

You need to have completed and ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Course and be an active member of the charity in order to apply.  Further details and requirements to apply for a cruise survey can be found when you log in to the Surveyor Network page.  Here you will also find the questionnaire that you need to complete in order to apply.

Please note the online questionnaire will be shut on the closing date specified, any applications after this time may be logged but they won't be included into the application process.

We still require you to fill out an ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Form - these forms are submitted annually and then when any of the information has changed and can be found on the Surveyor Network.  These need to be emailed to

Applications will only be considered if all relevant paperwork has been provided and an online application has been made. We will come back to you as early as we can, but please be aware that places are limited and it is unlikely that we will be able to offer places for all.  If you are unsuccessful, we will bear you in mind for future trips.


If you are an active member and have completed a course but have not received an invitation to the new Surveyor Network page, please contact us.