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February 18, 2018,
We arrange and prepare tour packages for AGM guests and clients of accredited travel agencies for an additional service charge.
The package is based on the number of guests, type of room(s) required, number of days, services needed, and adventure tours preferred. A group of 5 to 6 persons is ideal because of the limit set by Donsol tourism as to the number of tourists allowed per boat for whale shark watching, firefly watching and island hopping.
Please contact us through e-mail so that we can prepare your itinerary and cost of the tour package.
Our Tour Packages include any of the following:
Airport transfer from Legaspi City and back – arranged with the government authorized transport service provider
Whaleshark interaction (December to June)
Firefly watching (All-year round)
Island hopping in San Miguel and Ticao Islands (All-year round weather permitting)
Diving in San Miguel and Manta Bowl – handled by accredited dive shops near AGM (All-year round on good weather condition)
Legaspi City Tour (airport pick up and transport to AGM, Donsol; includes tours to Cagsawa Ruins, Lignon Hill, Old Daraga Church, and Embarkadero) – arranged with government authorized service provider
ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) Adventure, from Cagsawa Ruins – arranged with government authorised service provider
Albay Tour (airport pick up and transport to AGM in Donsol; includes Legaspi City Tour, Mayon Volcano Rest House/Skyline, Kawakawa Religious Shrine in Ligao City, and Hoyop-hoyopan Cave in Camalig town) – arranged with government authorized service provider
Sorsogon Tour (Includes San Benon Hot Spring, Dancalan Beach in Bulusan, Bulusan Lake and Barcelona Church) – arranged with government authorized service provider
We can arrange transport to Sabang Port (gateway to Caramoan) from Donsol, five hours away by car.
* Tourists can book the adventure activities themselves at the Donsol Tourism – Whale Shark Center upon arrival. Smaller groups are advised to share a boat for whale shark and firefly watching and island hopping to cut cost. The tourism officer on duty at the Center arranges the boat assignments of individuals or groups.
Whaleshark watching season is from December to early June. Good sightings have been recorded from November to December in 2012, 2013, and 2014.There is no 100% guarantee of whale shark sightings every single day. It helps when you stay for 2 to 3 days. Looking for whale sharks in their natural habitat is the challenge and excitement of “butanding” watching in Donsol. You may e-mail us at email@example.com for sighting advisory.
– You need to personally go to the Donsol Tourism – Whaleshark Center to register, pay the boat and registration fee and watch the 8-minute video on the whale shark interaction guideline before the tourism officer gives you a boat assignment.
– Boat fee is Php 3,500 for a maximum of 6 persons of all ages in a boat or Php 585/pax payable to the Donsol Tourism – Whaleshark Center, plus registration fee of Php 100 each for Filipino tourists or Php 300 each for foreign tourists. A group of less than 6 persons can pay the full amount of the boat fee and go by themselves without waiting for other tourists to share the boat.
– Three batches of boats are dispatched during the peak season, at 30 boats per batch. Schedule of whaleshark interaction is 7:00-10:00 am; 10:00 am-1:00 pm and 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. Whaleshark watching is limited to 3 hours. During lean months, a boat can be dispatched at any time provided the guests pay the boat fee and less than 30 boats are out at sea at any given time. Tourists are more likely to have other tourists share a boat in the early morning than mid-day to afternoon.
Firefly watching: All year-round
You can book firefly watching at the Donsol Tourism – Whale Shark Center. Rate is Php1,250 per boat for up to 5 pax in Ogod River.
Tricycle rental is Php250 for up to 3-4 pax, for round-trip transport plus waiting time from AGM to the boat terminal, back to AGM.
Island Hopping in San Miguel and Magallanes Sorsogon: All year-round
Booking is done at the Donsol Tourism Center. Rate is Php 7,500 boat rental fee for up to 7 persons plus registration fee of Php 100 per pax for a whole day picnic. The boat leaves at 7:00 am and returns at about 5:00 pm.
Guests will be informed if there will be other tourists willing to share the boat on a particular day during registration at the Donsol Tourism Center . We don’t have a way of knowing it in advance.
The rate does not include meals, so you can bring packed lunch prepared at AGM.
SCUBA Diving in San Miguel & Manta Bowl: All year-round
We arrange diving tours of our guests with accredited dive shops nearby. Please contact us for details.
Note: Adventure fees are payable in cash to service providers onsite, unless packaged by AGM Beachfront Resort. AGM accepts bank fund transfer or Paypal. A surcharge of 3.5% will be added if paid by Master or Visa card onsite.