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Donsol Whale Shark Interaction

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a very peaceful excursion in the ocean

since it was on the map 15 years ago, Donsol had improved a lot and everything in this area is... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2015
Levis, Canada
massive whale sharks!

I snorkeled with these massive Whale Sharks in the sleepy fishing town of Donsol. We saw two of... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2015
New York City, New York
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Barangay Dancalan, Donsol, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed March 22, 2015

since it was on the map 15 years ago, Donsol had improved a lot and everything in this area is made for tourism and the snorkening in and around the ocean with the shark-whale. It's such a nexperience1

3  Thank 535yves
Reviewed March 20, 2015

Went to Donsol on February 2015 as a newly wed couple who looking for the WOW-some honeymoon experience. But on the 1st place, we do LOVE whale shark, and seriously hunting for any opportunity to dive or swim with this gentle giant. Here, at Donsol,...More

1  Thank angelarari
Reviewed March 20, 2015

So I am afraid of the open waters .. but when i saw these beauties i fell inlove with it.. I went way back 2010 with my cousins from america for a cousin holiday trip. The sun is good and the sight was perfect plus...More

Thank Jairah G
Reviewed March 19, 2015

Snorkeling over the largest fish in the world was a phenomenal experience. If you have a wet suit, take it; as the area has lots of tiny stinging jellyfish. My legs were covered in small red whelps, but it was still worth it. Take your...More

Thank besttsktsk
Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend were very lucky to see 3 whale sharks,2 upclose and another one from the boat. The last one was abt 7-8m long and we swam along side the big butanding.. It was an amazing feeling to see how a big animal...More

Thank Tenzin D
Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Having done some research and found that Donsol doesn't bait the whalesharks like other places in the Philippines do, we decided to make the trip to Legazpi. We booked with Donsol Eco Tours and could not be happier that we did. The transfers to the...More

1  Thank worldadventure2009
Reviewed March 15, 2015

I snorkeled with these massive Whale Sharks in the sleepy fishing town of Donsol. We saw two of them; they were incredible! I posted photos and wrote about the experience at http://visit50.com at the link below. I answer: are they really sharks or whales? how...More

Thank Todd-Visit50
Reviewed March 14, 2015

After doing some research my friends and I chose to swim with whale sharks in Donsol as opposed to other locations in the Philippines as the whale sharks are not encouraged to the area or kept in the area by humans feeding them. We did...More

1  Thank Katie N
Reviewed March 13, 2015

We were. This is an unusual tourist experience and as it is a natural phenomenon, it is undependable. The briefing before hand explains the interaction rules which are ignored the minute you walk out of the room. The rules of only 6 people at a...More

1  Thank Judit731
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
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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
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.