Whale shark watching with Padre Burgos Castle Resort offers you undoubtedly the best whale shark experience in the Philippines. There are very few tourists around, so the whale shark sanctuary is always uncrowded, the water visibility is usually excellent, snorkeling with the whale sharks is a totally natural experience, and sound ecological practices are strictly observed.
Our superb motor banca, Monarch of the Bay, takes small groups, with a minimum of just 2 people, on wonderful and unforgettable full day tours. Departing from the resort's private beach the tour includes dolphin watching, snorkeling in 2 different marine sanctuaries, and a delicious barbecue lunch at the beach, in addition to 3 hours' whale shark interaction.
The whale shark season in Southern Leyte usually starts around early November and, in a good season, runs through until the end of May, but can end much earlier without warning. The chances of seeing whale sharks on any particular day during the season are very high, although sightings can never be guaranteed. Up-to-date news on whale shark sightings and our recent whale shark tours can be found on our Whale Shark News page.
Our whale shark tours are also available to non-residents, and to book a place just call or e-mail us.