Donsol is a third class municipality in the province of Sorsogon. Butandings (whale sharks) come close to the shores of Donsol to feed on planktons for short period of time.
The eco-tourism office in Donsol serves as the take off point for guests/tourists. Guests attend a 30-minute briefing in the office then take-off in boats of groups of six (6). Each boat comes with an exprt boatman, a spotter and a guide. The spotter directs the boatman to where a butanding can be found. The guide jumps into the water with the guests whenever a sighting is found. He ensures that guests are safe as they mingle with these giant but gentle creatures.Bicol, boat, butanding, Donsol, Sorsogon, whale shark