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Exploring Bucas Grande Islands 2: Jellyfish Sanctuary

Sohoton Jellyfish Sanctuary
Jellyfish sans the sting

Our short tour at the jellyfish sanctuary was my favorite part of our Bucas Grande tour. You might ask what’s so special about the jellyfish swimming there. Well, just when everybody believes that every jellyfish stings, what is found here in Bucas Grande are thousands of stingless little organisms. It is a rare opportunity to encounter such creatures that are said to be found only here and in two other places in the world: Indonesia and Palau. 


Boats in Sohoton Jellyfish Sanctuary
Excited to see the jellyfish!

A paddle boat took us on a calm 10-minute ride from the Sohoton Reception Center to the lagoon where the jellyfish dwell. As soon as we passed through a channel between two gigantic rock formations, I was caught in amazement seeing thousands of orange jellyfish swimming in the clear waters. 


Entrance to Sohoton Jellyfish Sanctuary
Almost there
Jellyfish lagoon
Amazing
 
Before, swimming with the jellyfish was allowed. Later on, it was found that sun block and other chemicals that contaminate the water cause harm to these stingless wonders. The jellyfish tend to stay at the bottom of the water when they come into contact with sun block at or near the surface of the water. 


Sohoton Jellyfish
Sohoton Jellyfish


If you would like to spot thousands of jellyfish in Sohoton, be sure to schedule a trip between March and July, which is the jellyfish season. They subsist in warm weather. During the rainy season, they either die or migrate. A typical stingless jellyfish has a lifespan of 5 months. 


Sohoton Jellyfish Lagoon

Sohoton Jellyfish Lagoon

HOW TO GET TO THE JELLYFISH SANCTUARY:
You can view the details here.

HERE’S WHAT YOU HAVE TO PAY TO VISIT THE JELLYFISH SANCTUARY:
Boat Rental good for 20-25 persons – 3500 pesos for whole day tour, 2500 pesos for half day tour
Boat docking fee – 100 pesos
Entrance Fee per person (one-time fee for all attractions in Sohoton) – 25 pesos
Environmental Fee per person (one-time fee for all attractions in Sohoton) – 25 pesos
Life vest (optional one-time fee for all attractions)– 30 pesos
Paddle boat rental with driver (can only accommodate one guest) – 100 pesos


Sohoton Jellyfish Lagoon
Sohoton Jellyfish Lagoon

13 comments:

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    1. thanks! tagal mo na palang blogger! ayus. May ads na.hehe

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  2. d na updated yan sir..haha madali lang maglagay ng adds sir :) kelangan lang traffic hehe d ko na kasi maharapan :))

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  3. kya yan sir :)) i'll try to help :)

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    1. Haha. Anyhow how de carabao, I'll just enjoy my blogging experience. Kung palarin, e di thank you Lord.hehe

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    2. hehe basta idol na kita :) mapa engineering,writing or photography..kaw na sir :)) all of the above ka na hehe

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    3. Hahaha! nilahat na. Thanks anyway. Magblog ka na ulit!

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  4. Ganda ng mga shots at well-detailed ang mga post. keep it up :)

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    1. Salamat po sir! I've referred to your post on Dinagat Islands when I visited the place last February. :) Idol ko kayo sa dalas ng pag update nyo about the places you visit sa facebook page nyo. :)

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  5. The photos are superb!galing! 👏 Bucas Grande deserves a separate visit pala talaga. 😊

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    1. Thank you! Yup, sobrang daming activities doon and medyo malayo kaya kelangan ng isang buong araw (or maybe 2) for Bucas Grande :)

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