Swimming with whale sharks in Bohol

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A small village Lila (Lila), and more specifically the village Taug (Taug) on Bohol is known for the fact that giant whale sharks often appear in its coastal waters. These giants can reach 20 meters in length, but they are completely safe for humans, feed on plankton, and they do not even have teeth. In 2019, it was equipped with a center for swimming with Shark tourists, similar to what is in Oslob.

Unlike the world-famous Oslob, where whale sharks are tamed, here they are still at least partially foraging on their own, although most likely everything will change soon. But no one will give you a 100% guarantee that you will see them here, although, as the organizers of the tours say, the probability of seeing them is 99%.

Swimming with whale sharks in Bohol is held from 06: 00 to 11: 00. To do this, you need to arrive at the place, register and pay for the entrance (1000 pesos). Then the tourists are formed into groups, put into boats, and taken from the shore to 100 meters, where special people attract sharks, feeding them. Here you can watch them from the boat, or go down into the water with a mask and tube. We recommend swimming with a mask, nothing is visible from the boat. Don't forget to bring your underwater camera or waterproof smartphone case. Swimming lasts 30 minutes.

Whale sharks

🕐 Working hours: sailing is held from 06:00 to 11:00, It is better to arrive as early as possible.

🚶 Entrance fee / tickets price: entrance fee for swimming with sharks (including mask and snorkel rental) 1000 pesos (0 USD, see Philippine currency and exchange rate), tours from Alona Beach from 1500 pesos.

🚶 How to get there: the shark swimming center is located in the village of Taug in the village of Lila (Lila) is located on the southern coast of Bohol, 40 kilometers from Alona Beach (Swimming Center on the map). You can get there by taxi-tricycle, rented transport, buses, or with a tour:

  • Excursion. In Alona Beach you can buy a group tour for 500 pesos + 1000 entrance fee. Sold, at least, in the Tourist Information Center on glavnojulica.
  • Buses. This is not the most convenient option, you will have to do a transplant. To do this, from Alona, first take a jeepney for 25 pesos or an airport bus for 50 to the bus terminal in Tagbilaran Dao Bus Terminal , and there take any bus or jeepney towards Jagna. The fare will cost about 50 pesos. The driver should be told to drop you off at the village of Taug.

For more information, see about transport in Bohol and how to get around.

You can also see possible options for other excursions to the island of Bohl, which can be booked online:

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