Firefly Watching Tours

Firefly Watching Tours

Enjoy a boat cruise and see fireflies lighting up in their natural habitat with these tours.
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Frequently asked questions

What is a firefly watching tour in the Philippines and why is it popular?

The Philippine fireflies are a breathtaking sight, and one of the best places to witness them is on a firefly river tour, where you can see thousands of fireflies lighting up the night sky in various places with fireflies in the Philippines. It is popular because it offers a unique and enchanting experience of witnessing the magical spectacle of these bioluminescent insects lighting up the night sky.

Where are the best firefly watching tours in the Philippines?

If you want to know where to find fireflies in the Philippines, consider going on a firefly tour in Bohol, where the town of Loay is known for its spectacular Loay firefly watching activity. Abatan River is also a popular spot for firefly watching in Bohol, as the Abatan river firefly is one of the most fascinating creatures in the province.



Firefly watching in Puerto Princesa is also a popular activity on this Palawan island. You can visit the Iwahig River and try an Iwahig firefly watching activity to witness the magical sight of fireflies lighting up the mangrove trees. Meanwhile, in Coron, Palawan, you can go on a Coron firefly watching tour to see these bioluminescent creatures light up the night sky.



Other popular places for firefly watching in the Philippines include Donsol firefly watching at the Donsol River in Sorsogon, where you can also witness the majestic whale sharks, and many more locations across the country.

What should I wear on a firefly watching tour?

Since you will be enjoying a boat cruise when you watch fireflies in the Philippines, wear something you’re comfortable with.

How long does a firefly watching tour last?

Firefly watching tours usually have around 30 minutes to 1 hour to enjoy the experience. It depends on the tour you’ll be availing as most tour packages include dinner before the cruise.

When is the best month or season to go on a Firefly watching tour?

Firefly watching can be enjoyed best during the months of November to January, where the mangroves are in bloom.

Are phones and cameras allowed during the tour?

Yes, but absolutely no flash photography is allowed as it might disturb a Philippine firefly.

Is firefly watching a safe activity?

Yes, this activity is safe especially when done during the dry season when waters are calm. Life vests are also provided.

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