Abatan River in Bohol | Firefly Watching Tour

Free pickup
Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees
3 hours
All year

Hop on a boat to watch fireflies slowly fill the night sky with their iridescent glow in Abatan River. This relaxing activity is perfect for tourists wanting to have an intimate and memorable experience with friends or family.

Your assigned driver will pick you up at your resort or hotel in Panglao or Tagbilaran city proper. Once everyone is all set, the van will proceed to the boat dock. Make sure to set your camera settings at the right level to capture the glowing fireflies.

After arriving at the dock, you will board a Bandong, a traditional boat will take you on a ride on the Abatan River. You will have to wear a life vest as a safety measure for the trip. Once the group is ready, the Bandong will set off. Marvel at the early evening glow which sets the atmosphere for the entire trip. Your boat will lazily pass by the countryside until your group is in the perfect spot to see the fireflies.

Your boatman and guide will point at the places where the fireflies are aglow. Make sure to set your camera in the right setting so you can capture the light and glow of these creatures. Put your camera down every now and then to just be in the moment and enjoy the faint glow.

After seeing the fireflies, your boat will make the return trip to the dock where your private transfer will wait for you. Once you reach the dock, you will be dropped off to your hotel accommodation.

This relaxing boat trip to see fireflies light up the night sky is a must-do for visitors of Bohol. Check availability by choosing a date above.


Air-Conditioned Vehicle
English - Speaking Guide
Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
Entrance Fees to Abatan River Community Life Tour
Use of Life Vest


Sightseeing and Walking
Water Activities


Abatan River Community Life Tour

What to bring

Extra Towel
Personal Medicine
Jacket or Umbrella (During Rainy Season)

Good to know

- All our guides speak English.

- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.

- Children age 2 years old and below are free of charge.

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