EXPERIENCE THE WONDERS OF THE CARIBBEAN
WSORC ecotours are for adventurous individuals with a passion for observing the underwater world and a keen interested in helping to preserve it.
Ocean Safaris are a three to four hour boat ride to search for Utila’s unique marine life, with the whale shark being the main attraction. Our local guides take participants to the north east side of the island to search for dolphins, tuna boils, pilot whales, and if we are lucky a whale shark! We always make sure to stop for a snorkeling session on our shallow fringing reef. Send us an inquiry here for more information.
All ecotour profits go towards funding our research and community outreach programs on Utila. To find out more about our programs, or how you can help, please visit our about page.
Trip frequencies depend on weather conditions and bookings. Due to rapidly changing weather on Utila, we are only able to confirm trips a few days in advance. To check times for the next trip, please drop by our visitor center, or contact us.
Customers need to place a $10, non refundable, reservation deposit to book a place on our Ocean Safaris. These must be paid at our office, located in between Utila Dive Lodge and Bay Islands College of Diving.
Whale Shark Encounter Guidelines briefing from experienced biologists and marine science students
Snorkel at Turtle Harbour protected area
Introduction to Coral Reefs of Utila boat briefing
Comfortable and spacious vessel
Fresh water and snacks on board
WHAT TO BRING
Your favorite beach towel
Sunscreen (preferably reef-safe, if possible)
A hat or something fun to cover your head
Suitable clothes for sun protection
Waterproof camera (if you have one)
Waterproof bags for your electronics