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Whale Shark and Oceanic Research Center

#13 of 18 Tours in Utila
Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Whale Sharks!

WSORC has been great! Tons of energy and they're always willing to share their knowledge of marine... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Kaiden F
via mobile
Great boat trip

We have wanted to do a whale shark tour on several islands we have been to, but they are typically... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
clayton r
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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...more
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Main Street, Utila 34201, Honduras
+504 2425-3760
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

WSORC has been great! Tons of energy and they're always willing to share their knowledge of marine life. I took several workshops here, lionfish containment, and fish id. However, the highlight had to be the ocean safari. Whale sharks had been spotted the day before...More

2  Thank Kaiden F
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We have wanted to do a whale shark tour on several islands we have been to, but they are typically expensive so we have skipped them as you are not guaranteed to see a whale shark. Not expensive here. This research center is not out...More

Thank clayton r
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
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4 March 2018|
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Response from DivingUtila | Property representative |
Hey there, It costs $60 per person and we provide all the gear. Our next trip goes out Thursday morning. Beyond that, it's hard to say when we'll go out next. Are you on island? -Sean