What you'll do
We will meet by the taxi stand in front of the charming village of Barra de Potosí. We will walk to the beach and prepare you for your three-hour adventure on the water with a marine biologist and locally trained guide. Once you've had your safety briefing and know what to expect, we will hop into an 18-foot panga, and ride over the waves and into the sea. We will take our first measurements of the environment and listen for singing whales. From there, we will let the ocean and the whales and dolphins be our guides. With 12 species of dolphins and whales in our region, 4 species of sea turtles, and amazing ray, mobula and bird action, we are sure to have an interesting day together. And you will learn about how marine biologists work and a lot about whales!
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
Kat, Avi, Chely, Raul & Friends
We are passionate, trained nature lovers with years of experience studying and coexisting with the whales, dolphins, birds, turtles and wonderful people of Barra de Potosí! Whether you are joining us to search for whales and dolphins at sea, birds and crocodiles in the lagoon, or to meet and work with our community, we love introducing you to the people and animals we love. Avi and Chely are from Barra de Potosí and Kat, Raul and Andrea are transplants with many years now of living in and working with the community.
About the organization
Whales of Guerrero / Oceanic Society
The Whales of Guerrero transforms relationships between people and nature through programs that inspire and empower. We facilitate community-driven conservation in the village of Barra de Potosí and throughout the southwest Pacific State of Guerrero, Mexico, pioneering a new approach to coastal protection to cultivate local leadership through citizen science, peer learning and community outreach.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Whales of Guerrero / Oceanic Society.
Boat transportation on the water. (Guests are responsible for their own transportation to Barra de Potosí.)
Binoculars, radios, hydrophones (underwater microphones) and other neat scientific equipment
Where you'll be
We have been studying the whales and dolphins in this region since 2013. If there are whales nearby, we've got a good chance at finding them! We will almost certainly pass by the beautiful white rocks known as the Morros and you will get to see the coastline and golden sanded of Mexico from a boat - it's the best way to see the country, in our opinion!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 7 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Guests should be comfortable being on a boat. Please let us know if you don't know how to swim.
Make sure you bring good sun protection - sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and something with sleeves to cover up. It gets hot out there! If you are prone to seasickness, take medication the night before
Learn to Be a Whale Whisperer
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