Top 7 activities / things to do in Donsol ! Price Whale shark watching , island hopping , fireflies , scuba diving ...
he price 3500peso between the amount of people there are . For example , if it's low season , you might not have enough people to go with so you might end up paying 3500 on your own , + 300 peso registration fee .
Or in busy season you could have full boat ( 6 people ) and can split price between 6 + each pay registration fee .
So make sure you arrive early for this one . 7 am is the best time , everyone then arrives so they put people together in groups of 6 and then it's cheaper (585+300) .
Number 1 : see whale sharks . / sightseeing in Donsol .
Only place to see them in Donsol town is in Donsol tourist center . There you pay one time registration fee of 300 peso (valid for 5 days )
And then split ....
Number 2: Watch Fire -flies on the sides of Ubod river in Donsol .
There is a location for it , just on the side of the bridge that's on the way to the whale shark tours .
Prices are 1250 for the boat ( the same system as with whale shark watching( Split boat price between all people on the boat ) , just this time no registration fee )
Maximum can be 5 people on the boat and price is divided by amount of people . So if your alone , you will have to wait for the group .
People are arriving at 6 pm for the tour , and I recommend not to take camera , just enjoy it .. It's pitch black anyways so you can't see anything in camera .
They started this tour only few years ago .
Number 4: Baker tour : planting rice , learn to make local delicacy food : backyard tour .
Minimum 4 people is 500 per person including food for lunch and all the stuff you would use is included and food you make is for you to eat too . And riding with carabao ( looks like a bull ) is included .That must be fun !! ..
Number 4 . Diving .
3 dives in one day trip -. 6000 per person included everything .
2 dives in one day trip is 4500 per person no lunch included .
1 hour to first dive site - drive and 2nd and 3d dive site is another 45 min away.
The best dive site is manta bowl and San Miguel . In manta bowl you can see mantas of course , sometime whale sharks , sometime thresher sharks and black tip sharks and school of tunas . So that's a pretty awesome site .
Have to book day before . But they still take The last bookings until 9 am in morning .
Would recommend https://www.facebook.com/donsolwhalesharkdivingcenter
( newly opened DIve shop by locals in area , who have travelled the world and learned a lot about diving )
Number 3 : island hopping
San Miguel island . It's a boat ride 1 hour going to island . It's a all day trip .you can see waterfalls , and can snorkel . Price is 7000 peso max of 10 people ,so 1000 each approx.
San Rafael island , snorkeling is 500 per person .
And when I say snorkeling , I mean proper stunning snorkeling .
Number 5 : Fishing . Is 2000 peso for the trip
. Max of 3 people . Ride in to the wild marine life and see what's out there .
Number 6 : discover a view point (not a rel view point it's a house up the hill I found while passing by ) . The reason to discover it - you can see whale sharks swimming for the hill .. I was not lucky , but maybe you would be !!!
Locals said they see some every day. And much bigger than boat in size , swimming just next to it !!!
Number 7 : there are so many more , but I will let you to discover yourself .. If you find some awesome stuff , leave a comment , sure other would appreciate info for tenor travels
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