Adopting a whale connects you with the ocean forever
Support Whale Conservation
Adopting a whale
connects you with the
We request a minimum $500-$1000 USD tax-deductible donation
to name a whale.
The gift of a whale adoption:
When you adopt a whale, you become connected with that whale forever. You become whale’s personal patron, name him or her to honor a loved one, or adopt with your family, group or organization.
“Every single night I check my email for a Happywhale notification to see if one of my whales has been spotted. It’s like finding treasure or receiving a surprise bouquet of flowers when a whales I know has been seen.”
- Lory, Patron of the “Bling Pod” of twelve adopted whales
Whale patrons receive:
- Lifelong naming rights
- Your whale named and your name (if desired) in the Happywhale worldwide whale catalog
- A digital certificate of adoption
- Updates on your whale sightings in real time for life
All whale adoption fees are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by US law
How to adopt a whale:
- When you have made your $500-$1000 USD donation, please include in the donation form if you have a specific whale in mind. We will work with you to help select or confirm your adopted whale.
- We will work with you to name your whale and, if you wish, update your whale’s bio with your name, your whale’s name, and a whale biography statement.
- You will be signed up for updates about your whale for life.
- You will also receive updates from Whales of Guerrero and Happywhale to learn how your gift of adoption is keeping whales safe and advancing science.
- You will receive a digital certificate of adoption and tax-deductible donation receipt letter.
Sighting history of 'Flint', male humpback whale CRC-15968
How your adoption gift helps whales:
• Advances whale science
• Supports laws to keep whales safe worldwide
• Trains safe whale watch guides to be guardians and protectors of whales and the ocean
• Develops cutting edge technology to identify individual whales instantaneously
• Connects thousands of children around the world with the wonders of marine wildlife
• Puts scientific tools into the hands of local communities to study and protect whales and the ocean
Where your US tax-deductible donation goes:
100% of your adoption fee supports the advance of science, education, conservation and community health in oceans around the world!
Whales of Guerrero uses science to connect people with nature and kickstart conservation in Mexico and keep humpback whales safe worldwide. The key to our success is our commitment to the local community. We partner with fishermen, women and local youth to study marine wildlife, support responsible ecotourism and inspire a lifelong marine stewardship in coastal communities.
Happywhale is the world's largest and most accurate database of humpback whale individuals. At 70,000+, this massive database is a testament to the power of citizen science, collaboration and is making a significant contribution to our understanding of humpback whale movements and migrations around the world!
Thank you again for your support!
Viva las ballenas!
Whales of Guerrero