Dugong Sea-Cow watching
“Dugong” Sea-Cow Watching Tour is one of the ecotourism activities that Coron has to offers. With this tour you will explore the coast of Busuanga to observe the gentle Sea-Cows in their natural habitat.
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Travel Style Holiday TypeNature and wildlife
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Category Private Tour
“Dugong” Sea-Cow Watching Tour is one of the ecotourism activities that Coron has to offers. With this tour you will explore the coast of Busuanga to observe the gentle mammals in their natural habitat.
Dugong or Sea Cows, once believed to be mermaids, are marine mammals that depend mainly on sea grass communities for subsistence and can grow up to three meters long and weigh 400 kilograms.
They can be spotted munching on the sea grass not far from Dimakya Island in Coron. If you are lucky, you can experience swimming along with the Dugong and other marine species such as Sea Turtles, Stingray and many other. Please note that Dugongs are wild animals, so sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Before heading out to sea you will be briefed by the tour guide on how to safely approach these little mermaid without disturbing them. Touching is prohibited, and you must stay at least 2 meters distance away from the dugong. Usually Dudong are found in shallow water maximum depth of 39 of 3-5 metres.
Things to bring
- Flip flops or water shoes (to protect your feet from sharp rocks and shells)
- Lightweight clothes
- Beach towel
- Small backpack/ dry bag
- Cameras and/or video
- Sunblock lotion and sunglasses
- Drinking water
- Insect repellent
- Raincoat (just in case of rain)
Best time to visit
It’s possible to do this tour year-round and there is no best season. Please note that Dugongs are wild animals, so sightings cannot be guaranteed.
- Travel insurance
- Van Transfer
- Licensed Tourist Boat
- Licensed Tour Guide
- All Entrance Fees
- Breakfast and Lunch w/ light snacks
- Free use of mask
- Hotel Pick and Drop
- Travel insurance
- Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
Dugong Sea Cow Watching Tour
Pick up from your hotel between 6:00 am / 6:30 am
Early in the morning between 6:00 am and 6.30 am, you will picked you up from your hotel in Coron and driven for about 1 hour and 30 minutes to the departure point in BCM/Calauit Island, Bgy. Buluang, Busuanga.
Proceed by boat for about 30 minute-cruise to the Dugong watching area. Before diving into the water you will be briefed on how to safely approach these little mermaid without disturbing them. If you are lucky you will have the opportunity to swim along with the Dugong and spot other marine species.
Picnic Lunch will be served on the white beach infront of the Dugong site. After lunch continue the Dugong Watching activity.
Tour will end at 5:00 pm. Transfer to your hotel in Coron.