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Can you see whale sharks in Bohol?

Can you see whale sharks in Bohol?

Whale sharks are found in other places, as well. If visiting Balicasag, Caluya, Olango, or Sibay islands, our boat crew might point one out. For guaranteed whale shark sightings, we bring our guests to Oslob (from Mactan in Cebu, and Panglao in Bohol, only). We may also spot them in the waters off Buruanga, Aklan.

How much does it cost to swim with whale sharks in the Philippines?

Prices to Snorkel with Whale Sharks in Oslob International tourists are charged a flat fee of 1,000 pesos (~$20 USD) to swim with the whale sharks for 30 minutes that is inclusive of the boat ride and snorkeling gear rental.

In which place in the Philippines can you find most of the whale sharks?

Donsol
Donsol is the place to find Whale Sharks in the Philippines If you want to find Whale Sharks in the Philippines, you should plan a trip to Donsol. The local tourism campaign states that Donsol has the most Whale Sharks in the world.

Why you shouldn’t touch a whale shark?

Touching whale sharks can disturb the protective mucous layer on their skin – and it can also have unpleasant consequences for you or me. The tiny, tooth-like scales (known as dermal denticles) that cover the skin of most shark species can cause a painful graze known as “shark burn”.

Should you swim with whale sharks?

But don’t let the ‘shark’ name put you off, whale sharks pose no threat to humans and feed almost strictly on plankton. They are docile, shy animals that are safe to swim with. Whale sharks range in size, with the average adult size being almost ten meters long and weighing around nine tonne!

Is it ethical to swim with whale sharks?

But don’t let the ‘shark’ name put you off, whale sharks pose no threat to humans and feed almost strictly on plankton. They are docile, shy animals that are safe to swim with. With a lifespan of 70-100 years, these majestic creatures truly are some of the most amazing animals you could encounter in the water.

Are there Sharks in the waters of Bohol?

Whale Sharks also made occasional sightings at the warm and calm waters of Bohol. Though actually a shark (the biggest fish), not a whale, but its tremendous size can think one has seen a whale. Still, it is of great satisfaction to see one which are now in the peak of extinction.

Where to go whale watching in Bohol Philippines?

Packaged whale watching tours with reliable guides are available in Tagbilaran City and at the Panglao Island. All the whales and many of the dolphins are at their most active at night and during early morning. The best schedule for a Bohol whale watching trip is a pre-dawn departure.

Is there a whale watching tour in Panglao?

Oslob whale shark watching, Pamilacan island tour, island hopping & private charter. The boat tour company Dreamcat Marine Adventures Inc. offers its DreamCat yacht luxurious boat tours around Panglao, Bohol and the neighboring islands. The catamaran-style yacht can accommodate 70 passengers.

Is there a whale shark tour in Oslo?

As boat tours are currently offered the whale shark tour to Oslob, including snorkeling in front of Sumilon island, the Pamilacan island tour and the sunset trip. The famous island and diver’s paradise Balicasag is also approached. On request, you can also rent the yacht privately.