Information About ‘Taal Volcano’ in The Philippines

Round The Volcano Race 2016

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
Image courtesy: Girlie Cervantes

The Round The Volcano Race 2016, principal sponsor Club Balai Isabel, organized by the Taal Lake Yacht Club, is unique in all the World. Where else on Earth can you sail in a volcano lake that has at its centre an active volcano?

Loch Ness Monster Videos From Taal Lake

Monday, January 31st, 2011
Image: Taal Lake Loch Ness Monster Video
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Someone obviously believes that the deep and dark waters of Taal Lake are somehow similar to those of the famed Loch Ness and has taken the trouble to view endless hours of images from the IP camera (webcam) that is attached to the second coconut tree to the left of the Taal Lake Yacht Club lake-shore bar. They have captured a sequence of images that clearly show something that suddenly appears about 100 feet from the camera and then slowly proceeds across the screen, ducking and diving, before disappearing from view some minutes later. The video is now on YouTube (see bottom of this article for the link).

Certainly Taal Lake holds many of Nature's hidden treasures and some yet to be described creatures, trapped there after the six-month long volcanic eruption of 1754, but a monster like Nessie? It seems too incredible. However, as we have seen in other parts of the World, since the widespread use of cameras that do nothing but sit there and take images all day, where people are not so frequent, sometimes the incredible can be witnessed.

Philippine Kayaking Series: Marathon Crossing Taal Lake 2010

Sunday, October 17th, 2010
Image: Kayak Marathon Taal Lake Philippines
Image courtesy John Smart

The Philippine Kayaking Series continues with the first ever 32km Kayak crossing from Talisay to Pansipit River. This 32km kayak marathon event is part of a kayaking event for the protection of Taal watersheds, with Pusod, an NGO, committed to implement the Taal Volcano Protected Landscape.

For decades Taal Lake has been used and abused by local (and not so local) communities, to its detriment. Most of the abuse has been in the form of overfishing and exploitation, with the burgeoning deployment of fish cages for aquaculture-profit. With the ever increasing scarring of the mountainsides and valleys for housing projects (95% of which are for second homes), the removal of the forests and the pollution of the rivers and streams that feed the Taal Lake, are now Taal Lake's greatest enemies.

Taal Lake Round The Volcano Race 2010

Saturday, October 9th, 2010
Image: Hobie 16s on Taal Lake Philippines
Image courtesy Taal Lake Yacht Club

The 2010 Round The Volcano Race at Taal Lake Yacht Club represents not only a great weekend of fun on the water but it is possibly the best opportunity for sailing photography close to Manila. Open to Hobie sports catamarans and dinghies of all shapes and sizes, the Round The Volcano Race offers some great spills and thrills, with the backdrop of Taal Volcano and its spectacular lake.

The Taal Lake Yacht Club is the perfect venue for a weekend out of Manila - just a 90 minute drive South – with the option of camping on the lake shore or finding a room in a nearby resort; or, if you are so inclined, day tripping out of Manila each morning/evening. Certain things in life: the Taal Lake Yacht Club will be happy to receive you on 20th and 21st November; and, to facilitate the fun.

Taal Lake Round The Volcano Race 2009

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
Taal Lake Yacht Club Round The Volcano Race 2009 Philippines
Photo courtesy Bernadette Villaluz

The Taal Lake Round The Volcano race it the organized by the Taal Lake Yacht Club one of the highlights of the Taal Lake racing calendar. Open to all monohull and multihull boats, including the bulk of the Philippine Hobie 16 fleet.

Every year the Taal Lake Yacht Club sail around their namesake, the Taal Volcano, the smallest volcano in the World. Two days of small boat racing takes your around Taal Volcano for an environmentally friendly lunch and a whole bunch of congenial conversation and libation at the yacht club bar.

Taal Lake Now On The Internet: Webcam

Saturday, August 15th, 2009
Taal Lake Yacht Club Webcam Taal Volcano
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Taal Lake is now on the Internet with its own webcam.

Last year we introduced you to - a free travel services website that provides real-time advertising and promotion for tourist destinations around Asia. Yesterday announced the installation of their latest IP camera (webcam) in the grounds of the Taal Lake Yacht Club, Taal Lake, Batangas.

The view from the Taal Lake webcam shows the northwest vent of Taal volcano, the one that most people assume (incorrectly) is the main crater of Taal volcano, and the volcano tours boats of the Taal Lake Yacht Club . . . ready in waiting to take tourists on volcano tours.