See Whale Sharks in Utila, Honduras

North America

Utila in Honduras is one of the cheapest places in the world to dive, making this spot one of the best value whale shark destinations available. Take a look at the Whale Shark and Oceanic Research Centre for tour operator recommendations, or simply flag down one of the dive boats heading north of the island.

Locals report that you can sometimes see whale sharks from the shore. Look out for jumping tuna – an indicator that a whale shark is about. In terms of diving, head to the northern coast and the area known as Utila Open Water, where a dropoff into the big blue offers exhilarating whale shark encounters.

The best time to see whale sharks in Utila is in March and April, though some can be spotted (in fewer numbers) between September and December as well.

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