From the airport, you have to ride a tricycle to the Van Terminal (P50 per tricycle). Then from there, you ride a van to Donsol (P60 per head). The trip will take about 1.5 hours. Along the way, we saw the traces of the floods. Lucky us, that the flood had subsided, and we can pass that road.
Here are the landmark that you will pass after the bridge to dancalan:
Then, there is the Barracuda Resto. Then, Woodland Resort. [no picture]
In the morning after, we registered in the Whaleshark Interaction (P3500/boat/7pax max + P100/pinoypax). In the advertisement, you will see the slogan “Swim with the Butanding or Whaleshark”. But what happened there was a Whaleshark Chase. Yes a chase! It was like a desperate move just to be able to see the whaleshark. The weather was cloudy and sometime it rains. That’s why it was difficult to spot these whalesharks. It was also the reason why my camera didn’t captured it, although my eyes saw it – because of lack of sunlight! By the way, some people there didn’t saw the whaleshark (i really pity them).
Tips: Be prepared to jump off the boat – yes jump. With your fins and snorkel gear and life vest ready, you jump from the boat. Unlike in snorkeling, you go down the stairs slowly to snorkel. But here, you will jump. So be prepared to sink once you jump, but don’t worry you will float right away because you have your life vest on. Another thing is to stretch your muscle first. You wouldn’t realize that you will be swimming hard just to keep pace with the whaleshark until you are already in the waters.
Then it was time to go… When returning from Donsol to Legaspi, I noticed that the van passes at the Legaspi airport. Just tell the driver that you will drop at Legaspi Airport.