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Donsol Whale Shark Interaction

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Barangay Dancalan, Donsol, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed April 18, 2015

Swimming with the largest fish in the sea was on my bucket-list experiences. I felt lucky because i saw it for 4 times and i swam for 25 minutes in one of them! It was enough to say: i did it! Resisting the urge to...More

2  Thank Davi85Travel
Reviewed April 18, 2015

An extremely well run wildlife interaction company. The boat crews were excellent and the spotters did an awesome job finding the sharks for us. We paid for a boat to ourselves (crew only plus guide and us). It was well worth the extra money as,...More

2  Thank Rosie M
Reviewed April 14, 2015

I just recently visited Donsol to see the sharks. It was definitely an amazing experience. Just be careful. We tried to find out the real price of the trip but it wasn't easy. We booked the trip from our hotel in Legazpi and that was...More

4  Thank Hana B
Reviewed April 12, 2015

Just returned after 2 days swimming with the whales for over 3 hours each day. Lost count of how many we saw but the largest was 10+ metres. Varying depths and many surfaced. Saw manta ray, sea snakes and lots of jellyfish. Had a boat...More

7  Thank Mandy Tony H
Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Travelled to Bicol with our two kids (aged 10 and 8) and some relatives. Swimming with the whale sharks was such an amazing experience that our kids are requesting that we do it again! We went in April and were very fortunate that we had...More

2  Thank xenebugsy
Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I admire the professionalism shown by the authorities and staff. The orientation video is informative. My captain of the day was Charlie with Renan as my BIO on the boat. Renan took the extra effort to make sure everyone got to spend time with the...More

5  Thank SingleWomanTravels
Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is an absolut must when you visit the Philipines and especially the area around Donsol. You can amazingly close, without any danger - hire a guide and his boat crew, and they'll do all they can to spot the Whale Sharks. You can easily...More

4  Thank Peterkjeldsen
Reviewed March 30, 2015

It's always our dream to swim with whale shark and we did it! We had 4 interactions and the experience is unbelievable. We didn't book the tour with any travel agent, it's very easy to do it by yourself. Just go to the office at...More

7  Thank petitpuce
Reviewed March 30, 2015

I'd originally planned to go to Nabire in Papua to see whale sharks – but as organising the trip was proving to be time-consuming and stressful, I opted for Donsol instead. And I had an amazing experience... As I had limited time in the Philippines,...More

12  Thank DSMcComb
Reviewed March 27, 2015

an awesome and surreal experience not to be missed. several tips: 1. if you can swim well, don't wear the life vest when snorkeling. so that you can dive down with the whale shark. 2. a GoPro type of equipment is necessary to be able...More

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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
June 16, 2018|
Response from sabi0james | Reviewed this property |
i highly doubt given that according to the guides best months are April and May. Good luck
Lauren K
May 6, 2018|
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.