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Whale Shark & Dolphin Watching

The whale shark is one of Utila’s main attractions. Have you ever had a up-close encounter with one of the world's largest creatures, the whale shark or even dolphins? Here’s your chance!! Utila is one of the only places in the world that has whale shark sightings almost year-round. The tour includes snorkel gear, safety gear, snacks and drinks. It’s a 3-hour excursion and we never really have to go far off of the island. Sometimes we find the sharks within minutes and the its nonstop action from there on out.

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The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a slow-moving filter-feeding carpet shark and the largest known extant fish species. The largest confirmed individual had a length of 12.65 m (41.5 ft) and a weight of about 21.5 t (47,000 lb).[3] Unconfirmed claims of considerably larger individuals, over 14 m (46 ft) long and weighing at least 30 t (66,000 lb), are not uncommon.[citation needed] The whale shark holds many records for sheer size in the animal kingdom, most notably being by far the largest living nonmammalian vertebrate. It is the sole member of the genus Rhincodon and the only extant member of the family Rhincodontidae (called Rhiniodon and Rhinodontidae before 1984), which belongs to the subclass Elasmobranchii in the class Chondrichthyes. The species originated about 60 million years ago.

1st boat leaves @ 9:00am, returning @ 1:00pm.

2nd boat leaves @ 2:00pm, returning @ 6:00pm.

Tour includes: Snorkel gear, snacks, drinks and water. Lunch is optional.

There is a 4 person minimum for this trip

We also offer trips leaving at any hour upon request, 4 people minimum.