Panglao Island Tours
Panglao Island is one of Bohol's most renowned tourist destination. The Island is home to natural attractions such as Alona Beach and the Hinagdanan Cave. Find a selection of great Panglao Island Tours.

Panglao Island Tours

Panglao Island is one of Bohol's most renowned tourist destination. The Island is home to natural attractions such as Alona Beach and the Hinagdanan Cave. Find a selection of great Panglao Island Tours.
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Banana Boat Ride in Panglao | Bohol Water Adventure

Get a dose of adrenaline rush and have tons of fun with your friends and family on this banana boat ride in Panglao Island, Bohol. A popular water activity, this banana boat adventure will make you shout from the top of your lungs with excitement. This tour is perfect for thrill-seekers who want to make the most out of their Panglao Island escapade. Your tour will begin once you arrive at the pick-up point in Panglao. You will meet your guide and brought to the activity area. Take note that this recreational water activity is safe for eight years old and above. Don’t worry, you will be instructed on how to make sure that everybody has a safe and enjoyable time. Strap on your lifevest and prepare yourself for a fun-filled activity. Banana boats are giant yellow inflatable boats with two air-filled cylinder tubes on both sides. Once everybody has hopped, a speedboat will pull the banana boat out to the sea. Hold tight as the speedboat pulls your banana boat at a faster speed. Try to keep your balance as the speedboat makes sudden turns, but don’t be afraid of falling. The fun starts when someone falls from the banana boat. Enjoy the ride and savor the seawater splashing all around. You can take pictures with your underwater camera provided that you know how to maneuver it during the ride. Make the most out of this experience before you're brought back to the activity area. Book this exciting banana boat adventure and make the most out of your Panglao Island vacation. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
30 minutes
Available:
All year
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Duration:
30 minutes
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Parasailing Adventure in Panglao Island Bohol | with Transfer

Witness the beauty of Panglao Island from above when you book this parasailing activity. This recreational experience gives you the best perspective on the island combined with the adrenaline rush of flying and landing on the water. Your guide will pick you up in Panglao Island and take you to the activity area. Listen closely as your guide orients you on the guidelines of parasailing. Once you're ready, the guide will take you to a boat and travel about a kilometer from the shore. From that point, you will then board the speedboat that will take you parasailing.  While on the speedboat, the guide will attach you to a parasail and give you a life vest to put on. Once you are secured in, the boat will slowly speed up, and you will be gradually lifted up into the air. This can be an exceptionally invigorating activity especially for first-timers, but rest assured that it is a safe activity for everyone. The speedboat will pull the parasail through the breeze. Marvel at the beautiful scenery as you coast over the ocean and watch as the island becomes smaller. Make a point to take a ton of photographs and videos you can look at later. Take in the magnificence of Bohol's astonishing shorelines as you soar across the sky and over the waters. Make the most of your 15-minute flight and appreciate the relaxing feeling of flying over the islands. When the speedboat reels you back in, you can either return directly to the boat or get "dunked" into the water for additional fun.  Book this activity and parasailing in Panglao Island for a fun experience. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
30 minutes
Available:
All year
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Guided Bohol Countryside & Panglao Island Tour | With Buffet Lunch in Floating Restaurant

Hit two birds with one stone in this combination tour of Bohol. Combining the popular tourist destinations in the island of Panglao and the countryside of Bohol, this private tour is perfect for first-timers in the province and those who want to see its best spots in one day. Your tour begins when your driver picks you up at your hotel in Panglao. Once your guide briefs you on the safety regulations, you’ll make your way to the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary. This tourist destination preserves the endangered tarsiers where over a hundred of these primates live. Enjoy looking at them and take photos, but make sure to turn the flash off to not scare them, as they are nocturnal beings. Next, you will see the Bilar Man-Made Forest. Have a scenic road trip passing by a kilometers-long path lined of mahogany trees. You can stop by the roadside to take good photos if there are no cars passing by. Afterward, you'll make your way to Loboc River where you will join a cruise and have your sumptuous buffet lunch. The trip also includes a live cultural show by the locals. From there, you’ll visit one of the prime tourist spots in Bohol, the Chocolate Hills. It’s a breathtaking natural wonder because of the rolling hills that turn brown during the dry season, hence its name.   You’ll visit Baclayon Church next. It’s an old church founded by the Jesuits and is the second oldest church in the province. You will also drop by the Blood Compact Monument to see the enjoining of Spaniards and Filipinos in the past. Then, you will head to Panglao Island. While here, you’ll visit Dauis Church, one of the churches in the country with sophisticated European-style architecture. Check out Bohol Bee Farm, a tourist spot where you can learn more about its species. Lastly, you'll go to Hinagdanan Cave, which is one of the mystical tourist spots on the island. Enjoy spelunking your way inside the cave, marvel at the various stalactites and stalagmites, and appreciate different rock formations. See Bohol’s best sights in your own comfort vehicle by booking this private tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Half Day Guided Panglao Island Tour

Join this trip to see Panglao Islands’ best spots if you have a very limited time in the area. Combining beaches, caves, farms, and churches, this private tour is perfect for those wanting to experience the full package on the island for just half a day. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Panglao. Once you’re ready, you will visit St. Augustine Parish first. Dubbed as the 2nd oldest church in Panglao, it’s the perfect place to reflect and contemplate while in the area. Its European-style architecture makes it one of the most photographed locations on the island. Next, you’ll visit the Shell Museum. It’s considered to house one of the largest collections of shells in the country spanning over 30 years. From there, you will head to Our Lady of Assumption. Also known as Dauis Church, it’s one of the country’s national landmarks because of its significance during WWII. Afterward, you’ll go to Bohol Bee Farm. A thriving organic enterprise, here you can learn more about their species, such as how they create honey and how it’s being sustained in the market. Take photos of this unique tourist attraction before your water adventure starts. Get your spelunking gear ready when you visit Hinagdanan Cave. It’s the perfect place to see unique rock formations, stalactites, and stalagmites in the area. You can also take a dip in its crystal clear waters before you head to your last stop. With its white sand and rocky cliffs, Alona Beach is a popular snorkeling and diving spot. It’s one of the well-known beaches in the country because of its relaxing ambiance, aquamarine waters, and vibrant marine life. Have a cool dip to douse the tropical heat in one of the best beaches in Panglao.  Explore Panglao Islands’ top spots with this half-day private tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Panglao’s Top Attractions I Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in Bohol

Come along on this adventure around Panglao Island and witness its beauty and rich culture. Enjoy the convenience of an airconditioned vehicle to visit the Alona Beach, Dauis Church, St. Agustin Church, Hinagdanan Cave, Bohol Bee Farm, Shell Museum, Panglao Watch Tower, and Cafe Lawis. This tour is perfect for travelers who want to go sightseeing in Panglao Island. Your tour begins once you are picked up at your accommodation. You travel to one of the municipalities of Panglao Island, Dauis, for your first stop. You will visit Dauis Church, also called Our Lady of the Assumption. The church interior features a fascinating mix of artistic influences; from neoclassical columns to Renaissance-inspired coffered ceilings.   What’s more interesting about Dauis Church is the well at the foot of the altar. According to local history, the well originated from the Spanish era. The well was said to have miraculously appeared when locals sought refuge inside the church during Moro pirate invasion.  Your next destination will be the St. Agustin Church. This magnificent Spanish Era stone church boasts a neoclassical façade with Corinthian columns. Inside you will be fascinated by the antique confessionals, the intricately-carved retables, the hexagonal dome above the altar, and the ceiling mural of the Holy Trinity.  Afterward, you will make your way to the Hinagdanan Cave. The entrance of the cave is less than a hundred meters long and can only be entered one person at a time.  Here, you will see several stalactite and stalagmite formations and a lagoon with crystal clear waters You will now head to the Bohol Bee Farm.  More than a farm, the Bohol Bee Farm is also a resort and hotel. They serve sumptuous meals made from freshly-picked vegetables from their farm. Your snacks will be served here, but you can opt to have your lunch for an additional fee.  Moving on, you will stop by the Nova Shell Museum, which boasts an impressive collection of seashells from all over the world. After this, you will head to the famous Alona Beach. The beach is famous for its long stretch of white sand and crystal clear waters.  You will visit Panglao Watchtower, a 5-story hexagonal tower that was constructed in 1851. It is said to be the tallest of its kind in the Philippines. To cap off your tour, you will head to Café Lawis, a premier coffee and snack shop in Dauis. Join this sightseeing tour through Panglao and explore the top cultural and natural attractions of the island. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Bohol Full-Day Pilgrimage Tour | With Lunch and River Cruise

Set your sights on iconic Bohol churches on this full-day pilgrimage tour filled with the province’s rich history and striking architecture. This tour is for everyone who wants to go on a sightseeing expedition, all while enjoying the religious side of Bohol. You will be picked up from your hotel and will be driven to Baclayon to start your expedition. The town is home to one of the most widely visited churches in the province, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. This structure is considered to be one of the oldest in the Philippines as it was completed in 1727. It is said that 200 forced laborers built the church and used coral stones and egg whites in the construction. Next, you will travel to Albur to visit Sta. Monica Church. The majestic edifice is known for its strong arches, characterized as “de grandes dimensiones,” that support a passageway connecting the church to the convent. What sets Sta. Monica apart from the others is its sophisticated designs and its manually-carved altar. The third church in your itinerary is Loboc Church that dates back to 1602. The structure’s baroque-style façade will welcome you upon your arrival. As you step inside, you will surely be impressed by the naïve paintings on its ceiling. From there, you will be taken to Our Lady of Assumption Parish Church in Dauis. This structure boasts of its mixed architectural styles, one of which is the Gothic. After offering a small prayer here, the tour van will take you to Panglao, where the St. Augustine Parish Church is located. The building dates back to the Spanish era because of its vintage style. You will see a watchtower beside it which, in fact, is believed to be among the tallest in the country. You will then drop by the St. Joseph, the Worker Cathedral in Tagbilaran. The church was established back in 1767, burned to the ground over three decades later, but rebuilt and enlarged in 1855. The last leg of the pilgrimage stops at the Holy Trinity Parish Church in Loay. This cathedral’s main features are its two facades, mural paintings on the ceiling depicting scenes in the Bible, and a three-story bell tower. You will then enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a floating restaurant in Loay River before heading back to the hotel. Explore all the best churches in Bohol as you travel around the province on this family-friendly tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Bohol Full-Day Island-Hopping | With Lunch and Boat Transfers

Laze on the white sand shore of the stunning beaches of Bohol on this one-day island-hopping escapade. Taking you to see the dolphins and two of the popular islands in the area, this combination tour is perfect for those craving for some Vitamin Sea and some relaxation time away from the chaotic city life. You will be meeting your guide at the Alona Beachfront, where your motorized boat will be waiting for you. Once you are settled in, you will head directly to the dolphin watching site. Your boatman will also serve as your dolphin spotter as they will tell you which direction to look once you approach the area where these sea creatures frequently hang out. Watch them bob in and out of the turquoise waters and do some somersaults for your entertainment. Make sure to take plenty of photos and videos as souvenirs, as well.  Afterward, you will make your way to Balicasag Island. The island is relatively small and seems like nothing special on the surface but beneath its crystalline waters is a stunning underwater ecosystem teeming with marine life. Wear your snorkel and mask and jump into the waters to see colorful fish and all sorts of corals. If you are lucky, you might also have an encounter with the local sea turtles. Have a hearty lunch to refill your energy before visiting the next destination — Virgin Island. This beautiful island off the coast of Bohol has a white, powdery sandbar where you can go on a leisurely walk or laze on the shore for a tan. Feel free to swim in the surrounding azure waters, as well. There are also several local sellers in the area, offering fresh seafood and pearls. After the day’s activities, you will return to mainland Panglao and go back to your hotel. Go on a memorable island-hopping adventure during your trip to Bohol. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Panglao Bohol Full-Day Sightseeing | With Lunch and Transfers

Let Panglao, Bohol amaze you with its stunning natural attractions and its cultural and historical sites on this full-day tour around the town. If you’re looking forward to visiting historical churches and discovering the beauty of Bohol's southernmost town, then this day trip is the perfect match for you. Your driver will pick you up at your accommodation and take you straight to Dauis Church. This church is popular in Panglao for its stunning façade and religious icons. The current church dates back to the 1860s, boasting of a hint of Gothic aesthetic at its exterior. Say a prayer or light a candle before leaving for the next stop — St. Augustine Church. The St. Augustine Church is another beautiful remnant of the region’s old colonial days. It has a stunning neoclassical exterior characterized by a portico with Corinthian-style columns. When you walk inside, you will see detailed retablos. From there, you will get back on the road to Hinagdanan Cave.  Hinagdanan Cave, which meant “laddered,” was used as a hideout by locals during World War II. It features inviting azure waters and fascinating rock formations. Feel free to take a quick dip in the pool and splash about as you enjoy the mysteriousness of the entire cave. Afterward, you will make your way to Bohol Bee Farm and Shell Museum for some quick exploration and photo-op before heading to Alona Kew White Beach Resort.  The powdery white sand stretches for around four kilometers, offering you plenty of space for sunbathing. You can also swim in the turquoise waters of the beach and go snorkeling with the fishes. Your lunch will be served here. After digging into the sumptuous meal, you will be taken to Panglao Watch Tower, located some five kilometers away from the resort. The tower dates back to the early 1850s and features a hexagonal shape and five stories. While its integrity is now in question due to its age, feel free to take plenty of pics on the site before heading to Cafe Lawis, one of the best spots to eat a Filipino-style meryenda (snack).  Explore the top attractions of Panglao and discover its natural wonders and cultural heritage with this full-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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About Panglao Island Tours

Take a dip in the refreshing waters of Panglao Island in Bohol! Explore its natural wonders, see stunning caves, and visit animal sanctuaries during your trip. Discover different tourist attractions and do exciting inland and water activities with your friends and family in the Philippines.

1. Where is Panglao Island located?

Panglao Island is located in the Philippines’ Central Visayas region, within Bohol Province, particularly in the north of the Bohol Sea and southeast of Cebu. It’s 6 kilometers from Bohol-Panglao International Airport and 17 kilometers from Tagbilaran City.

2. What are the best Panglao Island tours in the Philippines?

Island tours in Panglao can go either half-day or a whole day. The best tours include Balicasag Island, a majestic marine sanctuary where you can discover 6 unique diving sites, and Virgin Island, an untouched white beach with a C-shaped sandbar. Some tours also include historical sightseeing around Dauis municipality, where you can visit some of the oldest churches, exploring the Hinagdanan Cave and try the organic meal offerings in the Bohol Bee Farm.

3. How do I get to Panglao Island?

If you’re coming from Manila, you can take direct flights from NAIA or Clark Airport to the newly opened Panglao International Airport. Hopping on a ferry is an option if you’re traveling from Cebu, which will take around 2 hours. From either the airport or ferry pier, you can choose from private vans, taxis or even tricycles to take you to your hotel.

4. What are the best beaches in Panglao Island?

Tourists’ favorite beach in Panglao Island is Alona Beach. It is known for its fine white sand, clear blue waters, and wide choices of hotels and resorts. But if you’re looking to explore other sides of Panglao, you can try the Dumaluan Beach for a longer stretch of white sand, the Momo Beach for your much-needed quiet time while sunset-watching and the Doljo Beach for a different diving experience.

5. What are some of the activities I can do in Panglao Island?

You’ll never run out of activities to try in Panglao Island. Some of the best include the must-try island hopping tours around Balicasag Island where you can then go diving on 6 different spots, the unique UFO water activity where a speedboat tows you as you coast over the blue water, riding a banana-shaped inflatable boat, and the extreme parasailing activity above the majestic waters of Panglao.

6. When is the best month or season to go?

It’s best to explore Panglao Island during the country’s dry season, from November to April. But expect a higher volume of tourists during the summer peak season (March to April).

7. What should I bring during my trip?

Like going on a usual island trip, you should pack light and bring only things that are necessary for your entire stay. Since you’re most likely to go on an island-hopping adventure, we recommend you wear comfortable swimwear attire and an extra set of clothes. Although most tours include light snacks and drinks, you may also bring your own packed food and water container.

8. How much time do I need to spend in Panglao Island?

It depends on the tourist activities and destinations you want to cover. Some stay an average of 3 days and 2 nights, just enough to do full day island hopping tours, go sightseeing around the city, and explore caves and farms. However, if you have extra time and budget to spend, you may want to stay a day or two longer to unwind along Alona Beach and indulge all the best seafood in Panglao.

9. Will there be Panglao Island tours during rainy or bad weather?

It depends on the intensity of the rain and wind conditions. The tour operators are responsible to observe and advise you for any changes in the itinerary or cancellations due to bad weather.