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Whale Sharks

Updated: January 31, 2016.

The 2015/16 whale shark season got under way on 26th October, and there are plenty of whale sharks around at the moment. About 50 different individual sharks have been identified so far this season, of which around half are new visitors to Southern Leyte.

Summary of 2015/16 Tours:

Tours: 8. Whale Sharks: 21. Dolphins: 850.


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 sanctaury 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. The whale shark season in Southern Leyte usually starts in early November and runs through until the end of May and the chances of seeing whale sharks once the season is underway are around 95%. 


Newly built in 2013, specifically for the purpose, our superb motor banca, Monarch of the Bay, takes small groups of 2 to 6 people on wonderful and unforgettable full day tours. Departing from the resort's private beach the tour includes dolphin watching, snorkeling in a superb marine sanctaury, a visit to the birthplace of Christianity in the Philippines, and a delicious barbecue lunch at the beach, in addition to 3 hours' whale shark interaction.

Our whale shark tours are also available to non-residents, and to book a place just call or e-mail us.

+63 927 5488 598
Tangkaan, Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte, 6602, Philippines
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