Apo Island is located at the southeastern tip of Negros Oriental, Philippines. It is 28 kilometers away from Dumaguete-Sibulan Airport, and is a 14 kilometer boat ride from Dauin, a coastal town in Dumaguete.
How do I get to Apo Island?
If you’re coming from Dumaguete, the best way to get to Apo Island is to ride a jeepney to Malatapay. From there, you can ride an outrigger boat going to the island. For a more hassle-free experience, joining an Apo Island day tour with transfers is highly-recommended.
What are some of the activities I can do in Apo Island?
Trying a day tour in Apo Island will let you learn more about the marine conservation efforts of the locals to preserve the island, dive and snorkel to see colorful corals, swim with sea turtles at Turtle Point, and have an option to trek the 600-meter Habagat Trail.
When is the best month or season to go to Apo Island?
Visit Apo Island during October to early June, which is the best months for diving.
What should I bring during my trip to Apo Island?
Bring island essentials such as swimwear, sunblock, and waterproof bag to safeguard your things. It’s also optional to bring an underwater camera if you want to document your journey under the waters of Apo Island.
How much time do I need to spend in Apo Island?
It depends on the tour package you availed of and the activities you’ll try on the island. You can usually spend half a day here.
Will there be Apo Island tours during rainy or bad weather?
Apo Island is a weather-dependent tourist attraction because you have to board a boat. Make sure to coordinate with your tour operator and check weather updates from time to time.