Tañon Strait: Playgrounds of Philippine Dolphins

Gifted with 7,107 islands, the Philippines hosts one of the longest coastlines in the world. While some of the globe’s renown beaches sit on its shore, beyond its white sand coastlines and underneath its pristine waters are colorful, magical and spectacular marine life.

Tanon Strait, the waters that separate the provinces of Cebu and Negros Oriental, hosts the widest collections of playful-but-wild marine mammals in the country such as spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, spotted dolphins, short-finned whales, and dwarf sperm whales.

Beyond its breathtaking sandbar (I will write a separate blog about it), the protected waters off Manjuyod is a testament to nature’s 360-degree benefits to all that help preserve it. Its waters are the favorite feeding and playing grounds of these Philippine dolphins.

An incredible graceful species known for their playfulness, these dolphins travel in small groups or “pods”. Catching a glimpse of these agile and sleek creatures – jumping, diving and swimming through and alongside boats – is a breathtaking sight of nature’s wildlife.

Offered throughout the years, dolphin watching off the waters off Manjuyod town, Negros Oriental, can get you right up close to their natural habitat in addition to enjoying the white sand of the famous  7-kilometer Manjuyod sandbar.


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