Swim With the Whale Sharks in Puerto Princesa

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Swim With the Whale Sharks in Puerto Princesa

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Swim with the whale sharks in Puerto Princesa, Palawan! This day tour is available from April to October. To book it online today, simply choose the number of participants and the date of your tour with the options below.



Discover a peaceful giant in the beautiful Puerto Princesa and Honda bays… With the Swim With The Whale Sharks activity, you will spend a day encountering Rhincodon typus, the whale shark called Butanding in Filipino.

This tour is organised in respect with the recommendations and guidelines of the WWF, in order to preserve and avoid disturbing this beautiful animal. There is no touching or feeding of the whale sharks, and the way to approach and interact with the animal is governed by the respect of its peace and well-being.

This is a very special experience to get while you stay in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. You can book it online today with a confirmation deposit and prepare yourself for some fun underwater adventures!

Schedule and program

Your day will start around 6:30AM with a pick-up at your hotel by your licensed tour guide. The air conditioned van will then bring you to Baywalk Park, where you will board your boat. The departure of the boat is around 7:00AM.

While sailing to the open waters where you will get to see the whale sharks, your tour guide will brief you about the swimming with the whale sharks instructions. Depending on where whale sharks have been spotted, the boat will sail for 1 and half to 2 hours. Around 8:30AM to 9:00AM, you might already be in the water discovering with your own eyes this beautiful giant fish.

The activity will continue with the boat following the whale shark or finding another individual. Every time you can get in the water, your tour guide will inform you and assist you to make sure you get the best experience! 

After 2 to 3 hours of following and swimming with the whale sharks, a meal will be served directly on the boat. It includes meat, fish, vegetable, rice and fruits, with bottled water. Optionally, you can also decide to avail some cans of coke and beer on the boat.

After the lunch, the boat will go back to Puerto Princesa Baywalk Park, where it should arrive around 2:00PM. The air conditioned van will be waiting for you to drive you back to your hotel… with a head full of memories from this very special day!

Included with your activity

This swimming with the whale sharks activity includes the following:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in an air conditioned van
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water

Rate and confirmation deposits

  • Rate: P2,000 per person

In order to book your Swim With The Whale Sharks activity, you’ll simply have to pay a confirmation deposit of P300 per person. You’ll be able to pay the remaining balance directly upon pickup in the morning of your activity.

Notice about Swim With The Whale Sharks activity

Please note that swimming with the whale shark is a seasonal activity in Puerto Princesa. It is only available between the months of April to October, and it is depending on the weather conditions. If your tour has to be cancelled, you will of course get a full refund. If you have any question about this activity, please don’t hesitate to send us an email through this page. We’ll be happy to help!


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