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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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Amazing Experience

From the moment we arrived at the airport, everything ran smoothly. Everything was explained... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2015
Melbourne, Australia
Fantastic experience

I also used Eco Tours for both my whale shark interaction and my Mayon Volcano trek. Both were... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2015
Francesca B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Barangay Dancalan, Donsol, Luzon, Philippines
+63 917 795 8904
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Reviewed March 12, 2015

From the moment we arrived at the airport, everything ran smoothly. Everything was explained clearly and we felt safe. The first day we hiked Mayon Volcano but the highlight was the Whale Sharks. Everyone was so lovely and professional, food was great and when we...More

3  Thank Kristie-Marie
Reviewed March 9, 2015

I also used Eco Tours for both my whale shark interaction and my Mayon Volcano trek. Both were awesome and I was well looked after on both. I was collected from the airport in Legazpi and was transferred to Elysia Beach Resort which was fab,...More

1  Thank Francesca B
Reviewed March 3, 2015

I grew up from this province but never really found time to visit this town and experience whale shark interaction til now ... And I just realized I've been missing so much from my hometown . Very proud to recommend it .. You must be...More

2  Thank LinaJ
Reviewed February 28, 2015

Before we went to Donsol, we read lots of blogs about people harassing the Butanding etc. Dozens of tourists in the water at the same time, boats all over the place. So we were hesitant. However, the viewing we experienced was well managed, responsible and...More

3  Thank HappyRover63
Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We weren't quite sure what to expect coming in, whether we would be guaranteed to swim with the gentle creatures, the butanding or whaleshark. What we got was more than we imagined. In 1 morning session, we were able to swim with 3 different whalesharks...More

1  Thank Chugamos13
Reviewed February 23, 2015

Absolutely wonderful and magical experience to be swimming with whalesharks. More than that, the boatmen were so very sweet in their earnest desire to make sure their "guests" are satisfied. I asked our BIOman "Are you not tired of seeing the butandings". His reply: "Our...More

2  Thank ACYSantos
Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

One of the most amazing experiences of my life. We did 4 whale shark interactions. 2 at the beginning February and first day saw 1 whale shark fleetingly. Second day wet and raining none. As not yet peak season for sightings we went off to...More

2  Thank Chtistine S
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Amazing experience, we were unbelievably lucky within the first 30 minutes our spotter excitedly told us to get our flippers and snorkels on and get in quickly and quietly (a very difficult thing to do when you're excited about the prospect and you've been told...More

Thank Kierane26
Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is one to add to the bucket list! If you are lucky enough to swim with these gentle giants, it is truly an unforgettable experienced that would be difficult to match. We left Naga at 4am to be at Donsol at 7am for the...More

5  Thank milana_mk5
Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

All I can say that not been said already that once you are on the boat be ready to jump! Because it could be so surprising when the guide says " Jump now "!!! that if you a bit hesitate and jumping 2 seconds late...More

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October 22, 2017|
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Response from Jenny R | Reviewed this property |
according to the locals best to see the gentle giants would be march, april and may, where the sea is warm and typhoon is unlikely to come....
October 10, 2017|
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Response from Marisel S | Reviewed this property |
Hi! The best time to go whale shark watching is during the months of March-May when you can be assured of at least one or two sightings. The local government of Donsol takes care of the bookings. Upon arrival at Donsol, ask... More
Sergey K
September 23, 2017|
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Response from JOSEPHINE C | Property representative |
Im sorry but we dont have whaleshark sightings during this time. They would normally come around the months of February to May. Thank you