Eco Tours- Danjugan Island
About Danjugan Island
The island is located 3 km off the shore of Brgy. Bulata, Cauayan, Negros Occidental, Philippines. It is 150 km away from Bacolod, the nearest city with an airport. The 43-hectare island is 1.5 kilometers long and 0.5 kilometers at its widest point, has 5 lagoons, is surrounded by a fringing coral reef, and is covered with limestone and mangrove forests which provide asylum to many wildlife species that struggle to exist in the mainland. What was once a threatened and over- fished area is now a protected sanctuary with a dazzling array of marine and terrestrial life. Today, the island serves as an outdoor classroom for students, a research area for conservationists, and a haven for tourists eager to experience nature at its purest. Danjugan Island is managed by the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc., a non- profit non-government organization.
Danjugan is NOT A RESORT
We are a marine reserve and wildlife sanctuary. We are an ecotourism destination aimed towards conservation, environmental education, sustainable livelihood, science and research. We welcome all visitors to experience nature and immerse themselves in the sanctuary we have preserved for future generations. Please visit us with an open heart, and an open mind.
The island’s ecotourism program offers activities that bring people closer to nature, teaching them to respect it and not degrade it. From the Eco-Briefing, nature walks to snorkeling, Danjugan Island will rekindle your love for nature, awaken your senses, and inspire you to be an advocate for the environment.
Trekking and Nature Walks – explore our beaches and lagoons, mangroves and limestone forests
Birdwatching – we are home to more than 72 species of birds, including the elusive stork-billed kingfisher, migrating black-crested terns, the Philippine scrub fowl, and a
nesting pair of white-bellied sea eagles
Snorkeling and Diving–we are home to more than 500 species of fish and more than 200 species of hard and soft corals. Other animals that can be observed during snorkeling and
diving are giant clams, seasonal visitors like reef sharks, rays, sea turtles, dolphins and on occasion the migrating whale shark
Kayaking and Glass Bottom Inflatable Raft – row through the still waters of the lagoons or along the island’s shores. Marvel at limestone formations, seagrass beds teeming with
life, and birds flying freely above
Hobie Cat or Paraw Sailing – sail along the island coast to quiet the mind and soul
Massage – relax after a day of exploring
Citizen Science –scientific activities may be arranged including transect surveys, species identification and the like
Earthing and Meditation - mindfulness workshops to cap off a newfound reconnection with nature
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: We also schedule Marine and Wildlife Camps, trainings and team- building workshops, yoga and meditation retreats, artist residency and volunteer
programs, etc. We may develop or customize packages and programs upon request.
Note: Activities depend on weather/sea conditions and availability. Please inquire and request for any of these
activities in advance.