Any recommendations for a sustainable and ethical whale shark tour operator in the Philippines?



  • Hi! I am looking to travel to the Philippines in November and I would love to have a day trip to see the whale sharks in action without compromising their natural habitat. Does anyone have any contacts for a responsible whale shark tour operator?


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    Hey! Was planning for a similar trip to Cebu few years back and I had the same concern with you - should we swim with the whale sharks or not? My husband and I decided against the idea (and also we were running out of time) after reading about the state of whale sharks in Bohol, Cebu.

    I saw a recommendation from someone to swim with turtles on a neighbouring island though: https://www.dontforgettomove.com/swim-with-turtles-apo-island/

    Perhaps that's something you can consider? All the best for your trip!


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