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Whale Shark and Oceanic Research Center

Main Street, Utila 34201, Honduras
+504 2425-3760
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IDC, MSDT & Marine Conservation Internship - an incredible 3months!!

Planning this trip to Utila whilst still in India, we were a little apprehensive about whether what... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Katya S
Amazing! I will surely return

I participated in their marine conservation internship at WSORC and it was amazing. Not only do I... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Lina Z
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Whale Shark Encounter trips- offered any time that whale sharks have been reported recently and we have at least 5 people. $60 per person including gear rental, $54 per person without.Snorkeling Tours off the Utila Lodge Dock- offered any time the visibility is good and there are volunteers available. Cost: $10 donation per person, includes gear rental.Big Fish Utila- Documentary about Utila and Whale Sharks, available to watch anytime the office is open. Free.Information about Utila- Stop by WSORC anytime to ask us anything, from anything you want to know about the flora and fauna in and around Utila to advice on where to eat dinner tonight!Free Whale Shark Presentation: Everything you ever wanted to know about whale sharks, presented every Sunday at 7:30 pm in the Utila Lodge. Free“Fishy Film Fursday”: Alternating movies and documentaries about the ocean, shown every Thursday at 7 pm in the Utila Lodge. Free.
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+504 2425-3760
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Planning this trip to Utila whilst still in India, we were a little apprehensive about whether what we were reading online was legitimate or not. But right from the moment we started communicating with Kate Meyer (the Director) about coming to Utila and interning with...More

Thank Katya S
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I participated in their marine conservation internship at WSORC and it was amazing. Not only do I know all the names of fish, invertabrates and corals i also had fun. everyone is really helpful and willing to help you out.

Thank Lina Z
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was lucky enough to participate in the marine conservation internship at WSORC. The knowledge I learned, dives I experienced and incredible people that I worked with made it an amazing and worthwhile opportunity. If you're traveling to Utila, be sure to inquire about the...More

1  Thank Lucinda B
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to intern with WSORC for a month and had an absolute blast. The staff and interns at the center are very knowledgeable about whale sharks, obviously, but other marine life as well. There is also a focus on marine conservation and...More

Thank w0rldtraveler1988
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Nice and enthousiastic people who want to spread all the information about the Whaleshark in their limited financial possibilities. We joined a very interesting Whaleshark lecture and a Whaleshark safari. Unfortunately we did not see a Whaleshark that time but saw many dolphins. Also there...More

Thank Bkappert
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I spent a month volunteering at WSORC, doing a marine conservation internship and learning to scuba dive. I had such an incredible time with some really special people, so much so I'm heading back to the island again soon! A great learning experience which i...More

1  Thank herbertpatrick93
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I did a 1 month program as a Marine Conservation Intern for WSORC. It was an experience beyond all expectations. Konrad, Raf, Madelena and all of the research assistants and volunteers are top notch and have a profound love for the work that they do....More

1  Thank dolphin1133
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I did a 2 month internship at the WSORC and it was a great experience. As I went in an El-Nino year I didn't see a whaleshark. But it was still great and I saw everything else what I expected like nursesharks, eagle rays or...More

Thank Julian P
Reviewed 9 January 2015

I don't know what to say. It is a room with a couple of posters on the wall, nothing else. I realize it is operated by volunteers but there is so much else they could do to improve it.

1  Thank Shiloh4570
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Lucy and staff are superb and are worth supporting this outfit. They are working hard to provide up to date tracking and providing needed information and data on the whale sharks of Utila.

Thank MargoPeyton
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