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Question about whale shark in Donsol.

I read many post about no sightings of whale shark in Donsol and there is a possibility in May etc.

Someone please answer this-

From Nov 2012 till 13th April 2013, has there been any whale shark sighting in donsol?

I plan to visit Donsol after my Boracay visit, around 23rd Jan 2014.

If the chances of whale shark sightings is very low at that time, then I think I will cancel my visit to donsol....since there is nothing else to do there.

The peak time for whale shark viewing is also a big confusion, some websites say you can easily spot one in Jan and some forums say that Mar-April is the peak time.

Please comment on this people.

Thanks!!

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1. Re: Question about whale shark in Donsol.

Wild animals sighting is always based on luck. Else we wouldn't call them wild.

From what I was told by Donsol Tourism office, peak is April and May but whale shark sightings start as early as December.

I went in February and my Banca mates saw two.

There are visitors who went out to sea 4 days but seen none.

If you want to see domesticated ones, go to Oslob.

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3. Re: Question about whale shark in Donsol.

PBCR,

How about late March? Is it a good time to see whale shark in PB?

Thanks.

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4. Re: Question about whale shark in Donsol.

Yes it is. Season is from November to May, so the middle months are on average the most reliable.

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5. Re: Question about whale shark in Donsol.

Thanks PBCR.

I hope to visit there one day.

I saw some pictures of whale shark watching in PB the other day and I was fascinated by the visibility.

The only downside of PB is the travelling time needed and also not many people heard about this place.

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6. Re: Question about whale shark in Donsol.

Hummm.....looks like I gotta take a gamble on either of the places.

Thx for the help ppl!!!!!

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7. Re: Question about whale shark in Donsol.

Any particular place in Southern Leyte for whale shark watching?

and best way to get to that place, from Manila or Boracay if possible.

Am seriously considering to go there if the chances of seeing them in January are v.good.

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8. Re: Question about whale shark in Donsol.

My mistake, i didn't understand 'PB'.....please advice me on how to reach PB from Manila or Boracay.

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10. Re: Question about whale shark in Donsol.

Fenil,

My bad. PB in this thread means Padre Burgos.

It is located in Southern Leyte.

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