Donsol Whaleshark Interaction (from Legazpi)
Swimming alongside the whale sharks in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Donsol in Bicol Philippines is one of the few places in the world that can offer an almost assured whale shark sighting.
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Travel Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Category Private Tour
On this tour, you will have the opportunity to swim with the gigantic whale sharks off the coast of Donsol.
Donsol is a popular destination for whale shark interaction where the sightings are frequent.
In the months of November through June whale sharks converge in the Donsol bay and stay for 6 to 7 months feeding on the rich nutrients coming out of the mouth of the Donsol river.
- Swim with Whalesharks
Best time to travel
Whaleshark sightings is from November to June.
This tour is weather dependent and may be subject to cancellations. In case we have to cancel the trip due to adverse weather conditions and you are not able to reschedule for another day, then you will receive a full refund.
Recommended things to bring
- A small backpack
0-4 years old: free of charge
5-11 years old: 70% discount
- Legazpi Hotel pick up/drop off
- Boat and tour guide
- Snorkeling equipment
- Registration fees
Pick up from your hotel
You will be collected from your hotel and driven for about 1.5hrs to Donsol for Whaleshark Interaction. Donsol has become famous for the world’s largest congregation of whale sharks.
With simple snorkeling equipment, you will have the opportunity to swim alongside these gentle giants.
The tour will take approximately 3 hours.
After the whale shark experience, transfer your hotel in Legazpi.
In Oslob, the locals regularly feed the whale sharks with krills to keep them in the area. This guarantees sighting all-year round.
The whaleshark tourism in Donsol is more eco-sustainable and whale sharks are not fed by the locals, therefore the sighting is not guaranteed.
Whale shark watching in Donsol is a seasonal activity following the animals’ migration pattern.