with Whale Sharks of the Philippine Islands
days in Manila, Donsol & Boracay.
$1,995 USd per person.
Snorkel and swim with Whale Sharks.
Air fare within the Philippine Islands
Boat and shark encounter
Snorkel adventure to Boracay Beach
Air fare to Manila
Personal items such as film & snacks
Scuba diving, but add ons easily arranged
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It is easy to add scuba diving onto
this Philippine whale shark tour. There is great diving all
over the islands.
Boracay has many dive spots and excellent
dive shops offering daily dive boats.
Our strange looking dive boat, called a bangka and looking like a
After 3 hours of almost non-stop snorkeling I was
pleasantly exhausted and ready to head back to the dock. 15 whale
sharks, a boatload of pretty Filipana dancers and a great . . .
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Trip itinerary 9 days
We meet your plane when you arrive in Manila. Then transfer
to a nice Malate Hotel for the night.
Today we fly and drive from Manila to Donsol. We expect
to arrive in Donsol in the early afternoon. We'll check
into our rooms and then go to the Tourist Office and register
with the local tourist authority. . .
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Manta rays may be sighted & snorkeled with on this tour.
is a small remote, coastal fishing town, 350 miles from Manila, on
the southwest coast of Luzon in the Philippines. It is visited
by Whale Sharks each year from January until June. The local
name for the sharks is Butanding. Of course the local fishermen
were aware of them for years, but didn't realize what an opportunity
they presented to bring tourist dollars to the area. A
team of foreign divers publicized the whale sharks here for the first
time in year 1998.
the right is a photo of Boracay as a fast moving rain shower comes
by to cool off the warm afternoon air. We visit this beautiful
and relaxing island location after our whale shark encounter.
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Phadke, April 22:
This letter by Vijay describes in detail the
experience his family had on their whale shark adventure.
This small town becomes a busy place as tourists from all over the
world arrive to watch these huge fish. Local fisherman assist as whale
spotters. The fishermen with experience are known as Butanding
Interaction Officers or BIO.
We were team of seven, four from my family and three from my friends
family. That night, all of us went to bed in excited state,
not exactly knowing what we will be experiencing next day.
||The areas we will travel to in the
Philippine Islands are full of good dive locations. Some people
believe diving here is as good as anywhere in the world. Cebu
is "THE" location for Thresher Sharks" Easy to
add 2 days onto the end of the trip to do this dive!
started our tour in a small motor boat called Bunka.
It was a 30 footer with balancing bamboo on both sides as per local
style. Alan asked us to be ready with out swimming gear, the snorkel
and fins etc. Jun climbed a bamboo cross to get a cleaner view of
the surroundings. He spotted the first Whale Shark just in 10 minutes,
hardly a kilometer away from the shore. There was a sudden excitement
in the crew and Jun started guiding the boatman, shouting in local
dialect. Alan told us that the boatman will position the boat correctly,
about 25 meters from the fish and then upon his signal GO,
we have to jump in the water with him and start swimming towards
the fish as fast as we can! My heart was thumping and my fingers
went numb. . . . . . .
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|Whale sharks sometimes
feed at the surface. To the left notice the remora riding along
just out of the water as this sharks scoops plankton from the surface.
Our local guide and the plane that carried our first
small whale shark group from Donsol to Boracay during our discovery
Philippines Whale Shark tour in 2007.
Snorkel with Whale Sharks at Donsol,
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