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Donsol Whale Shark Interaction

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Barangay Dancalan, Donsol, Luzon, Philippines
+63 917 795 8904
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We ticked this one of our bucket list

Everyone needs to swim with these beautiful underwater creatures, we are so lucky we did would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
frank m
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Melbourne, Australia
Fantastic Location and Experience, off the beaten track.

It's not that easy to get to Donsol, just be patient and accept any troubles as part of your... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Ken1939
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Melbourne, Australia
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Barangay Dancalan, Donsol, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone needs to swim with these beautiful underwater creatures, we are so lucky we did would definitely do it gain... Please go and experience for yourselves there will be no regret but just gladness you did it..

Thank frank m
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

It's not that easy to get to Donsol, just be patient and accept any troubles as part of your experience. The local bus doesn't run to a strict time table, it leaves when the bus has a full load. I've occasionally paid a few dollars...More

3  Thank Ken1939
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend visited d Donsol at the start of June, so basically the end of high season. We knew there was a chance we wouldn't see any of them but we got lucky! Our boat saw 3 whalessharks and all the rest saw...More

Thank Sofie V
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

I did three boat trips during the 3rd week of May (Monday Wednesday and Friday). The Monday trip was excellent. We saw three whale sharks. One in particular didn't seem to be put off by our presence. We were able to swim along side for...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2018

Probably the most amazing thing I've ever done! Amazing how close you get to them. We probably saw 3-4 at least 10 times. Unreal experience.

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Reviewed May 18, 2018

My family and I made a 3 day journey to Donsol via charteryacht to see the Whale Sharks during peak season. We imagined swimming with one or more whale sharks in crystal clear water during the 30 hours we alotted for the experience. We arrived...More

3  Thank akbushav8r2018
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

There is no need to go through a booking or tour agency for this whale shark interaction. To save money, go to the Donsol Tourism Office directly and they will take care of you. The fee for one boat is 3,500 pesos and good for...More

Thank Angel F
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

We saw 16 whale sharks in total of 6 hours (2 tours) This was absolutely incredible to swim next to the largest fish in the ocean. Our guide Michael was great and was always determined to help us find the whale sharks and got some...More

1  Thank AmurLeopard
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

According to the rules the are only supposed to be 6 people per whale shark but there were 20 plus all scrambling to get closer and closer, with no common courtesy of not cutting another person off or kicking someone in the face with find....More

1  Thank Aparna R
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

The tour prepares the tourist for the eventuality of meeting the whale sharks. A briefing is made as to the nature of the tour, about the whaleshark, how to distinguish between male and female, where to position in the boat when going in the water,...More

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Vicky K
July 26, 2018|
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Response from Ken1939 | Reviewed this property |
0 Votes All my arrangements were organised by myself. I booked accommodation with Amor Farm Beach Resort on the internet. Bookings to go out on the bankas (boats) is organised at the office within close walking distance... More
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AnnVince
June 16, 2018|
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Response from sabi0james | Reviewed this property |
i highly doubt given that according to the guides best months are April and May. Good luck
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Lauren K
May 6, 2018|
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Response from sabi0james | Reviewed this property |
you can go directly to the Donsol Visitor Center, or have your tour arranged with the resort you will be staying with. Goodluck.
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