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I have seen dolphins in dolphin shows, in theme parks and while on a ship (very fleeting glimpse) but nothing compares to seeing dolphins frolic right before your eyes in open sea. Dolphin watching is a staple in every trip in Bohol. There are some who would rather skip it because it means waking up at 4:00 am during a vacation. But for those who ventured in this wonderful experience in the early morning would agree with me that it is a blissful experience.
The Bohol Sea is said to be the home/breeding ground of dolphins and whales. While whales are seldom spotted, dolphins regularly appear as they forrage for food during morning. They are aplenty in the surrounding area of Pamilacan island. Although, about 30 minute boat ride from Alona beach, there are still a lot of dolphins you can watch.
Baclayon offers some guided dolphin watching tours. The destination is the area near Pamilacan Island. Please refer to my transportation tips for details.
Panglao Island has several boatmen which you can contract with for dolphin watching. The rate is from P1,000 to P1,500. I always take the Alona boat as the boatman fetches its client from the hotel/resort.
One of the things to consider is that the boatman should also be a good spotter of dolphins so that you can maximize the time.
Taking pictures of dolphins proved to be hard, if not frustrating, for an ordinary tourist with an ordinary camera. They move so swiftly that once the shutter was pressed, they are all gone in the water. A high speed camera is needed if you want to take good pictures of them. In my travel page, the pictures are taken from an ordinary digital camera.
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