Dolphin Watching at Balicasag Island, Bohol

Do you remember the movie Flipper? It was a movie back in the 90’s starring Elijah Wood. As an adult, you may think the plot is a bit ridiculous and silly. But I know, when you were little, you enjoyed this movie as much as I did! Ever since watching that movie, I wished that someday I get to experience dolphin watching, not in a giant aquarium or water park, but in their natural habitat.

We scheduled our Dolphin Watching and Island hopping tour on the second day of our stay in Bohol. My friend and I woke up early and went to Alona Beach at around 5:30 AM. The weather was not promising and the waves were strong so we had to cancel it. 

On the third day, I was praying so hard for a good weather. God is so good! The weather has improved compared to the previous day. I asked our boatman if there’s a big possibility of seeing many dolphins, he just answered ‘Tignan po natin Ma’am.’ I was not really expecting a lot because I know the weather is not good for the past few days.

After about 30 minutes, we stopped in the middle of the sea. Two dolphins emerged from the water. I was so thrilled! I immediately grab my camera so I could get a decent photo. I did not know it would be too hard. They swim real fast! Dolphins came by in groups and it was like they are teasing us. The playful dolphins were so adorable! 

Now I know, a quick finger-camera shutter speed coordination is essential when capturing a photo of a dolphin. lol.  I only got one decent photo! Bummer. Anyway, I was able to record a two minute dolphin show. I was in awe. It was really exhilarating to see them playing in their natural habitat. 

After 4o minutes of watching the dolphins, we moved on and bid goodbye to these lovely creatures. We headed to Balicasag Island. Still on the boat, I told my friend that seeing them was the highlight of our Bohol adventure. It was really an amazing experience. I could not contain my happiness. It was another thing crossed out in my bucket list.

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First Published: July 13, 2013

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