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.
Updated: September 20, 2015
There have been occasional reports of whale shark sightings during the 'off-season', but we're now looking forward to the return of the whale sharks and the start of the new season in just a few weeks time. We'll be posting regular updates here with the latest news of whale shark sightings on our tours.
Summary of 2015 Tours:
Tours: 18. Whale Sharks: 61. Dolphins: 700.