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Class 2 Dolphin Watching Destination

Dolphin Watching is popular around the waters off southern Panglao where there are many pods of dolphins that enjoy the clear waters with abundant fish stocks. Most commonly seen off Panglao are spotted dolphins and long snouted spinner dolphins.

Whales are seen in the area also (March through June), as they migrate through the Philippines, between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, via the Surigao Strait.

The dolphins observable off Panglao are mostly residents of the Philippines while the whales are just passing through.

Dolphin Watching Locations Around Panglao

Dolphin Watching around Panglao is especially popular around Pamilacan Island and between Alona Beach & Balicasag Island. Whale sharks are also frequently seen (December to April), mostly off Pamilacan Island.

Dolphin species recorded in the Philippines include: spinner dolphins, Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin, common bottlenose dolphin, pantropical spotted dolphin, striped dolphin, rough-toothed dolphin, Fraser's dolphin, Risso's dolphin and the Irrawaddy Dolphin.

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Rent Dolphin Watching Equipment In Panglao

Renting a tour boat for Dolphin Watching around Panglao is quite easy, especially from Alona Beach and Dumaluan Beach areas. Wherever possible, rent a dolphin watching guide that is a resident of Pamilacan Island and not Panglao Island - the dolphin watching guides from Pamilacan have a greater knowledge of both the animals and the sea and they will most frequently show you more than just dolphins.

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