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Learn to Be a Whale Whisperer

Barra de Potosí, MexicoPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Kat, Avi, Chely, Raul & Friends

3 hours
Includes drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

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!
Other things to note
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
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…

Kat, Avi, Chely, Raul & Friends's commitment to safety

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Guidelines created with World Animal ProtectionLearn more

What's included

  • Drinks
    Water
  • Transportation
    Boat transportation on the water. (Guests are responsible for their own tra...
  • Equipment
    Binoculars, radios, hydrophones (underwater microphones) and other neat sci...
From $103
/ person

Meet your host, Kat, Avi, Chely, Raul & Friends

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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.
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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.
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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, see the coastline and golden sanded of Mexico from a boat - it's the best way to see the country, in our opinion!

We operate out of the village of Barra de Potosí, located 30 minutes from Zihuatanejo and 45 minutes from Ixtapa.

2 reviews

Chip
March 2020
Great morning on the water. Eric is a Phd candidate in marine biology, specializing in sea mammals. His wealth of information was boundless and very interesting. We didn't get to see any whales although we did hear them on his under water hydro-phone. We did see 2 species of dolphins, jumping mobius rays, loads of different sea birds, sea turtles and jumping swarms of tunas.
Great morning on the water. Eric is a Phd candidate in marine biology, specializing in sea mammals. His wealth of information was boundless and very interesting. We didn't get to s…
Eileen
January 2020
This was a superb experience!!! From the first moment Raul met us until he and Andrea showed me storks as we went to meet our driver, it could not have been more magical. Ahead of time Kat answered my concerns about transportation from Ixpata to Barrio de Potosi thoroughly and reassuringly, and our experience lasted an extra 40 minutes because we were following whales. In fact, at one point we saw the Big Four (whales, dolphins, sea turtles and manta rays) at the same time. We learned so much and had so much fun. I can't recommend it highly enough.
This was a superb experience!!! From the first moment Raul met us until he and Andrea showed me storks as we went to meet our driver, it could not have been more magical. Ahead of…

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 7 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Sunscreen, a hat, something to cover up from the sun, insect repellent, seasickness medication (if prone to seasickness), snacks (optional - this is a three-hour tour)