Bohol Abatan River Firefly Watching Private Tour with Transfers from Panglao or Tagbilaran

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Bohol, Philippines
3 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Have a magical experience with this private Abatan River firefly watching tour in Bohol. This night tour usually takes around 2 to 3 hours and already comes with the entrance fee, the assistance of a tour guide, and air-conditioned van transfers. 

If you are staying in Panglao Island or Tagbilaran, your guide will pick you up at your hotel or resort at 5 PM. Otherwise, you will be picked up at a designated meet-up spot. Once you are with your guide, you will head to Abatan River via van. Upon reaching Abatan River, you will board a small boat. The boat will take you on a slow cruise down the Abatan River. Mangroves and other trees line the edges of the river, and these trees are home to fireflies that light them up like Christmas trees. 

Listen to your guide and pay attention to their instructions, as they will point out the trees that are full of fireflies. Your boatman will get the boat near these trees so you have the chance to get close to the fireflies and watch them fly and twinkle in the natural habitat. You can try to take photos of the fireflies, but bring a powerful camera with night mode to better capture the beauty of the scene. 

In between stopping at trees with fireflies, don’t forget to look up. There are fewer city lights in this area of Bohol, which will allow you to have a great view of the night sky while cruising. 

After the Bohol firefly watching cruise, your boat will return to the docks, and your driver will bring you back to your hotel or resort in Panglao Island or Tagbilaran or at an agreed-upon location so you can rest for the night.

Enjoy a night of firefly-watching with this tour in Abatan, Bohol. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Panglao or Tagbilaran
Abatan firefly watching private day tour with tour guide assistance
Tour Itinerary: Abatan River Firefly
Air-conditioned transfers
Not Included: Meals, Tips, and Gratuities




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What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Covid-19 vaccination card and valid ID

Good to know

This is a private tour. Dinner is not yet included.Activities not indicated are to be paid on site should guests want to avail themselves.

Children Friendly: Children 0-2 are free of charge.

Pet Friendly: Pets will only be allowed if they have diapers and updated vaccination record.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: There are no extreme activities included in this experience.

Pick-up time is at 5:00 PM Philippine Standard Time from any hotel within the vicinity of Panglao or Tagbilaran area. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the itinerary will fit as we may need to move the pick-up time if the location is far and additional fee may apply.

The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval.

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