Juag Lagoon Fish Sanctuary | Matnog, Sorsogon

Monday, May 23, 2022

Experience level-up fish-feeding at the Juag Lagoon Marine Sanctuary in Matnog, Sorsogon. 

At the Juag Lagoon Fish Sanctuary, you can either ride a bamboo raft heading to a wooden platform feeding area, or you can also swim with the fishes!

Water is so clear you can see the huge fishes swimming toward the food thrown at them. You can purchase the food before heading to the feeding area.

Meanwhile, most of us weren't able to swim because of their strict no-sunblock policy (to avoid poisoning the fishes). It would have completed the experience, so maybe when there's a chance next time will keep this in mind!

Juag Lagoon Fish Sanctuary price list as of May 2022:

Since I had sunblock on, headed to the balsa instead for the fish feeding:

Juag Lagoon Marine Sanctuary was created by Alex Geneblazo to propagate these marine species. 

"His love for the marine environment led him to build an enclosure within Juag Lagoon that would allow aquatic species to grow and spawn in a protected habitat. Although the enclosure looks like a fish farm, the animals within are not raised for commercial purposes, but rather for the education and enjoyment of the public." (source)

Aside from fishes like lapu-lapu, parrot fish, and bangus, they also have lobsters, starfish, giant clams, and pineapple sea cucumbers.

Here's a list of Juag Lagoon's rich marine biodiversity:

Shook sa laki ng mga isda!

Group effort sa pag fefeed ng fishes, hehe:

Here are some of our friends who were able to swim!

Photo op with the fishes! Hehe!

It was a quick stop, but one of my favorites from this trip! Sobrang aliwalas ng place. I love the new experience, plus learning how the owners of Juag Lagoon have genuine passion and concern for marine life makes it worth supporting and visiting!


1. From Juag Lagoon Fish Sanctuary, you can also visit the pink Subic Beach and Tikling Island. 

2. Do not wear sunblock if you want the full experience of swimming with the fishes!

3. Read somewhere that GoPro is not allowed. To be sure, double check from the caretakers about their rules and abide by them. Enjoy!

Read my Things To Do in Sorsogon blog.

Check out my other Bicol blog posts.

Special thanks to:

Sir Noel Amata and Alessa Nicerio for some of the photos used in this post

TPB Philippines, for having me on this trip!

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