Fees are in US Dollars:


1. Site applies (online form): No fee


2. Site registers as:


  • ‘Shortlisted for Candidacy’ and receives logo, expert advice and support:  US$1500


  • ‘Candidate Whale Heritage Site’ and receives logo and advisory report identifying strengths of the site and likely areas for improvement to achieve full accreditation:  US $5,500


3. Optional further advice, training, and technical assistance from World Cetacean Alliance:  Fee dependent on assistance required


4. On-site audit undertaken by independent auditors: Fee dependent on complexity of site



5. Site files report with supporting evidence to WHS Independent Judging Panel: US $6,750



Whale Heritage Site status refused with recommendations:  No fee


Whale Heritage Site status granted, registration completed:  US $8,000


7. Annual Licence fee (free in year 1, charged from year 2 onwards):  US $1,500 (starts year 2)

Logo licenced to destination including ability to sub-licence to generate revenue


8. Review audit completed every 3 years to renew accreditation:  Fee dependent on complexity of site


*Fees exclude travel and accommodation expenses and VAT (where applicable)