Dolphin Watching at Balicasag Island, Bohol

Friday, July 12, 2013

speeding dolphins!
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! Flipper is so cute whenever he jumps out of the water. I know most of us wished someday we'll encounter playful dolphins, not in a giant aquarium or water park, but in their natural habitat.
early morning at Alona Beach
We scheduled our Dolphin Watching and Island hopping tour on the second day of our stay in Bohol. Rod and I woke up early and went to Alona Beach at around 5:30 AM. The weather was not promising and the waves are strong so we had to cancel it. 
getting ready
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 are so adorable! 

we were that close to speeding dolphins!
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 am still in awe. It was really exhilarating to see them playing in their natural habitat. 

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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 Rod that seeing them was the highlight of our Bohol adventure. It was really an amazing experience. I was shouting sugoi (amazing in japanese) the whole time. I could not contain my happiness. It's another thing crossed out in my bucket list :)

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