Swim With The Whale Sharks

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Swim With The Whale Sharks

Boat Tour Swim With Whale Sharks Puerto Princesa Palawan
  • Public Tour
  • Pick-Up & Drop-Off


Discover the whale sharks, that are called "Butanding" in Filipino! This peaceful and gentle giant is cruising between the months of April to October in the distant part of Honda Bay area and can be seen around one week before or after each full moons. With our activity, we bring you there to experience this encounter with the gentle-giants "Butanding"! This activity doesn't include feeding or touching animals. Our crews follow the WWF guidelines in order to allow a respectful and sustainable observation of this beautiful creature. Join our Swim With The Whale Sharks Tour in Puerto Princesa for a unique experience while you're visiting Palawan!

Included Destinations

Program (7 hours and 30 minutes)

This tour package has an approximate duration of 7 hours and 30 minutes. You will find the main events and activities programmed for this tour listed below.

  • 1

    Pick Up At Your Hotel In Puerto Princesa

    Our air-conditioned van will pick you at your accommodation within Puerto Princesa City (in a 10-kilometer radius). The van will drop you to the starting point of the tour, where our guides will welcome you.).

  • 2


    Our guide will assist you in registering your details for the boat manifest.

  • 3

    Departure From Baywalk

    The boat will leave from 7 to 7:15 am. Once the guests are onboard, a Philippine Coast Guard representative will check to ensure that safety guidelines are followed. The boat is ready to depart upon his approval.

  • 4

    Briefing Of Safety And Swimming Guidelines

    While the boat start cruising to the distant part of Honda Bay where the whale sharks are, your tour guide will give you instructions and guidelines in interacting with the whale sharks.

  • 5

    Arrival To The Honda Bay

    After around 2 hours of sailing, you will arrive in the Honda Bay and the boat will sail where the whale sharks have been spotted on that day.

  • 6

    Swimming With The Whale Sharks

    When we approach a whale shark, your guide will instruct you when to jump in the water. For the next couple of hours, you'll be swimming with the whale sharks!

  • 7

    Lunch On The Boat

    We will serve your lunch directly on the boat. It includes meat, rice, vegetable, and fruits. Good appetite!

  • 8

    Return To Baywalk

    We'll sail back from the Honda Bay to Puerto Princesa Bay Walk, where the van will be waiting for you.

  • 9

    Drop Off At Your Hotel In Puerto Princesa

    The driver will drop you off at your hotel in Puerto Princesa (within a 10 kilometers radius) after your Swim With The Whale Sharks adventures!

Inclusions and Exclusions

This tour package includes several items or services that you will find listed below in the "Included" list. The items or services listed under the "Not Included" list are not included in the price of this tour package.


  • Fins
  • Mask and Snorkel
  • Water
  • Pick-up and Drop-off to your accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Licensed Tour Guide


Booking Policy

Booking Confirmation: Your booking will be confirmed after you completed the online checkout process. You'll then receive an email with detailed practical instructions from Dolphin and Whales Travel and Tours (such as meeting point and time).

Balance Payment: For the settlement of your remainining balance, Dolphin and Whales Travel and Tours accepts the following payment methods: Cash (₱) .

Cancellation Policy: Dolphin and Whales Travel and Tours applies a moderate cancellation policy for this tour. A partial refund is available up to 48 hours before the tour. In case of no show-up or a cancellation made less then 48 hours before the tour, the whole amount will be charged.

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