WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
From Naples' Capodichino airport you will take the airport bus to Beverello, the principal harbour in Naples. From the harbour there are many ferry connections to the island of Ischia. You can take a hydrofoil for Casamicciola or Ischia Porto (travel time approximately 45 minutes, ticket cost around 12 Euro) or a ferry (travel time approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, ticket cost around 7 Euro). Arriving in Ischia Porto you will either be met by a friendly Frontier representative if there are a few of you arriving, if not you can reach the project site by local bus (travel time approximately 15 minutes, ticket cost around 1 Euro).
WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?
You will be staying on board an historical boat, built in 1930 in Marseilles and designed by Andrè Mauric. The entire boat is made from wood: the hull is built from oak, the deck is in teak and below deck is made from both mahogany and oak. The boat has room for five people (mixed sex accommodation in berth) and on the bow the 'sailor's cabin' has a further two places. There is an outside shower onboard, powered by sun, although you will also be able to go ashore to shower at the local port.
WHAT WILL I BE EATING?
A great aspect of this amazing project is that it is self-catered. This is a fun element of travelling away from home as it gives you that added freedom and is a good opportunity to bond with fellow volunteers.
Watch Eloise talk about her trip to Italy, where she took part in the Italy Dolphin Monitoring & Sailing project. She discusses the work done by the scientists on the boat as well as her thoughts on Italy and her time spent taking a career break.