Thankfully Southern Leyte was not directly affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) and we are all set for the forthcoming whale shark season.
Our superb new motor banca, Monarch of the Bay, is ready to take groups of 2 to 6 people on superb full day tours to snorkel with whale sharks, watch and maybe swim with dolphins, visit the birthplace of Christianity in the Philippines, and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch at the beach.
The start of the season is a little later this year, but there have been a number of reports of whale shark sightings from local fisherman. It appears that they have not yet established a regular pattern, as is usual at the start of the season as the plankton is not yet as dense in the whale shark sanctuary and the whale sharks are dispersed over a larger area searching for food. Of course, tourist numbers are very low at the moment and early season tours are a great time to enjoy whale shark watching with no other snorkelers around.
The snorkeling, diving, dolphin watching, sailing, kayaking, caving, etc. are all superb and when all that gets too much there are idyllic and peaceful beaches for rest and relaxation.
Stay tuned for news of our first whale shark tour.