Juag Lagoon Marine Sanctuary

Calintaan Island, Matnog, Sorsogon

Juag Lagoon Marine Sanctuary
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Maye D.
5.0 Stars

One of the stops when you go island hopping in Matnog is Juag Lagoon Marine Sanctuary. They have fish of different kinds waiting to be fed by tourists. The photo above shows the viewing deck where you can go fish feeding. They used to allow tourists to swim with the fish but our boat driver said that the owner doesn't allow it anymore for some reason.

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Katrina F.
3.0 Stars

I have to admit, I am not a fan of marine animals but I still enjoyed my stay here.

To get to the viewing deck, you have to ride a bamboo raft pulled by a rope. Not as complicated as it sounds. Heads up, skip the sunscreen because it contains chemicals that harm the fish. Once at the deck, you are allowed to feed the fish. There are a lot of them! Different kinds and colors. It's good to have some small talk with the guides so you'd know more info. At one point I asked if they have starfish and he gladly handed me one.

I don't think you are allowed to swim here though. Still, you cannot miss this if you're island hopping in Sorsogon.

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Michelle B.
5.0 Stars

This was one of the stops the family had during our 10 day Camsur Road trip. This was the stop after we spent a few days in "touristy" Donsol. I read about it in someone's blog and the family decided it was worth exploring.
When we arrived at the Matnog Port,we paid the environment fee and were given a trash bag to keep our garbage in. We texted Mang Alex earlier from the number I got from the net and met him at the port to go to the Sanctuary. We were told no food places were available around the area so we had fastfood takeaway with us.
We were blown away by the fish we saw and swam with at the sanctuary! It was like swimming in one of the tanks at the Ocean Park! Mang Alex was telling us about how he started taking care of the fish and how it grew from there. There were a few other families that were there with us as we happily snorkeled away...even my youngest son who refused to try snorkeling even in the pool, happily dived in! They would also feed the fish so they would be all around you. My kids chased after a sea turtle, held colorful sea cucumbers, saw giant clams, gigantic bangus and lapu lapus!
After a while Mang Alex said we should also see the other islands...so off we went but none of the other islands impressed us more than the sanctuary. We will come back for sure!..#loolooexplorerpackgiveaway #easybreathsandgoproready

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Kiko G.
5.0 Stars

We went to Matnog Sorsogon instead of Donsol because the whalesharks can only be seen from July to November. We found out as well from our boatman that a factory opened in Donsol that eats up all whaleshark food. Result, only 3 Butanding showed up last year.

We went Island hopping and first stop was the Juag Fish Sanctuary. It is located in a lagoon surrounded by Mangroves where some of the most expensive fishes on restaurant menu are cultivated.

You can buy feeds for P50 to attract fishes and get a closer look.

It was an awesome experience and the fishes were not aquarium size. Some are as long as my upper limbs. Plus water is crystal clear depending on the weather! We were lucky!

The top-right photo is 15-20FT deep!!!

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