The Gentle Giants of Donsol

Donsol is a small fishing town in Sorsogon situated in the southwest part of Luzon. A humble town and a home to sea giants whale sharks locally known as “Butanding”. Nestled 600 kilometers away from Manila, Donsol is accessible either by air and/or land transportation. 


Whale sharks are known to be the largest fish in the world. They grow up to 60 ft. and weigh up to 15 tons.  Unlike other whales that are mammals, these gentle giants belong to the family of sharks. Surprisingly, unlike most of the sharks found in sea, whale sharks only feed on planktons, that’s why they are sometimes referred to as giant vegetarian fishes. Also, what makes these creatures more interesting is their friendly nature.

Whale sharks like warm waters. In a tropical country like the Philippines, it’s no wonder they swim and stay in its waters yearly. In Donsol, the arrival season of whale sharks starts from February to May. This is the ideal time for these friendly sharks to swim in the warm seawaters of Donsol where planktons are bountiful.

These giants are considered to be one of the friendliest among other creatures in the deep sea. Divers can actually swim near them without them getting in danger.
Conservation of these friendly sharks is strongly supported by the Philippine Government to defend these whale sharks from exploitation.This will allow future generations to see them.


Round-trip airfare from San Francisco/Los Angeles/Las Vegas to Manila via Philippine Airlines
2-night accommodations in Dusit Thani Hotel with breakfast
Round-trip airport transfers
One-way airfare Manila-Legazpi via Philippine Airlines
One-way aiport transfer in Legazpi City
Two-night accommodation at Venezia Hotel in Legazpi City
Daily breakfast at Venezia Hotel Half Day Albay Tour in the afternoon of Day1 
Whole Day Donsol Whaleshark Interaction Tour on Day 2 with Lunch and transportation service
One-way land transfer from Legazpi City to Camsur Watersports Complex (CWC), Camarines Sur
Three-night accommodation at CWC, Camarines Sur
Daily breakfast at CWC
Whole Day Naga City Tour with driver guide (lunch on personal account)
One-way airport transfer from CWC to Naga Airport One-way airfare Naga - Manila via Philippine Airlines Express

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