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Oceans Matter
Oceans Matter

  • "deepening the connection between nature and people" -s whiston


    Thank you very much for considering to join me on an amazing expedition. I look forward to sharing an adventure of a lifetime. There is no experience that can compare with the thrill of being eye to eye with marine wildlife in its natural environment, and I can think of nowhere on land or in the sea where creatures of this size voluntarily interact with participants at such close proximity. It is no exaggeration to say that is a singularly exceptional experience, an experience that very few inhabitants of the planet ever have. It is my pleasure to guide you through this amazing experience, and I will do everything I can to ensure that your journey is everything that you imagine and more.

    Eco-Friendly Tours


    Spend a once in a lifetime week swimming with large pods of wild dolphins in the azure, clear, and warm waters of the Bahamas.  Swim right beside dolphins in the wild. Play in the waters home to dolphins that spin and leap into the air

    Whale Sharks

    Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.  Spend 4 days snorkeling off shore of Isla Mujeres. We charter a private boat and join the hundreds of Whale Sharks and Giant Mantas as they drift and feed on plankton.  

    Humpback Whales

    A once in a lifetime opportunity to snorkel with humpback whale mother-calf pairs. A 7-night escorted humpback whale trip, free diving or snorkeling with humpback whales. expeditions provide you spectacular surface activity with the option to swim & snorkel with humpback whales at the worlds largest mating & calving grounds, the Silver Bank, Dominican Republic.


    Get back to nature and discover the home of the world’s largest population of endangered manatees in the winter on an adventure.  Swim and snorkel with amazing manatees at a stunning wildlife refuge in Crystal River. Explore the natural springs aboard a covered pontoon boat and get up close to the friendly sea cows.



    Join us for a few days off the coast of Mexico at a wonderful Yoga retreat and the opportunities to swim with WhaleSharks, Mantas and witness magnificent turtles laying their eggs under a full moon.


    Spend a week on a livaboard and experience the rare opportunity to swim with Dolphins in the wild.

    Dominican Republic

    Spend a week on a livaboard and experience the rare opportunity to Swim with Humpback Whales

    Support our Mission

    Thank you Marine Education Foundation and Stephanie Whiston for providing an experience that will remain with me for life. Swimming with, and sharing the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico with the truest of gentle giants, the Whale Sharks, was not only an eye-opening experience, but a spiritual one as well. I always suspected animals have souls, and now have no doubt this to be true; looking these majestic beings in the eye can leave no other conclusion. Thank you again Stephanie and the Foundation for such an experience; please continue with the incredible work you are doing in raising awareness of how important the ocean, marine life, and all life is on this planet and how we all depend on one another. - K DeneauYour support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve education and awareness. 

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