Snorkeling Tours
Go on an underwater adventure in the many islands of the Philippines when you book these snorkeling tours. Explore the colorful marine life and reef in Boracay Island, Bohol, Cebu and other top island and beach destinations.

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Go on an underwater adventure in the many islands of the Philippines when you book these snorkeling tours. Explore the colorful marine life and reef in Boracay Island, Bohol, Cebu and other top island and beach destinations.
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Masbate City Tour and Island Escapade | With Transfers and Meals

Discover the best Masbate has to offer on this full-day private sightseeing tour. Spend the day visiting Masbate City’s cultural landmarks and explore the Buntod Marine Sanctuary and Sandbar. This guided tour is perfect for adventurers who want to experience the cultural and natural attractions of the province.  The tour starts in the morning once you are picked up by the air-conditioned private van from Masbate City. Your tour guide will run you through the day’s itinerary as you begin the tour.  One of your stops is the Rodeo Masbateño Wall Art, where you will have the opportunity to take photos as you learn about the vibrant Rodeo culture in Masbate. You will also check out the notable Masbate landmarks such as the Capitol building and the Cathedral of Saint Anthony Padua, popularly known as the Masbate Cathedral. This tour will also take you to Mangrovetum, a popular mangrove park by the city’s coastline.  These landmarks are the perfect places to immerse in the culture and environment of Masbate, as locals frequent these spots on to spend the day with their families and friends.  Appreciate the town’s greenery with its surrounding trees and savor local vibe. After which you will now head to a local restaurant to enjoy your complimentary lunch. Enjoy the food to replenish your energy for the next adventure.  Next up on your itinerary is the Buntod Marine Sanctuary and Sandbar. Head to the port and board the private boat that will take you to Buntod Island. Make sure that you’ve packed your sunscreen and swimwear to thoroughly enjoy this island-hopping experience. Play around Buntod Island’s sandbar; swim to your heart’s content, and make the best of the one-hour complimentary kayak ride. You can also opt to simply savor the beautiful view of the beach while enjoying the free snack. After the Buntod Island adventure you will brought back to the port in Masbate City. Feel like a local as you are driven back to your hotel via a private tricycle. Experience Masbate City’s culture and discover the beauty of Buntod Marine Sanctuary and Sandbar on this sightseeing and island-hopping tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
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Coron Reefs & Shipwrecks I Private Day Tour with Lunch & Snacks

Put on your snorkeling gear and explore Coron’s famous shipwrecks and coral reefs on this private day tour. This tour is perfect for travelers who want a hassle-free and unique underwater adventure in Coron.  You and your group will have exclusive use of the tourist boat throughout the tour. You will also enjoy the convenience of a private transfer, as well as complimentary picnic lunch, local delicacy snacks, in-season fruits, and beverages. If your accommodation is located in Coron, you will be picked up from there and driven to the dock. Otherwise, you will meet up with your guide the Old Market Once you arrive at the dock, you will board an outrigger boat and begin your tour. Your first stop will be Pass Island, one of the many white-sand beach islands of Coron. Pass Island boasts a long, shallow shoreline, calm blue waters, and towering coconut trees. It’s what tropical island dreams are made of. After this, you’re off to yet another picture-perfect island destination, Calumbayan Island. Calumbayan is blessed with coral reefs teeming with vibrant marine life. Here you will see a wide variety of starfish and giant clams. It is also a great spot for snorkeling, so plunge in and swim with the colorful fishes of Calumbayan Island. Next up are Coron’s famous shipwrecks. You will start with the Lusong Gunboat, which is one of the twelve Japanese supply ships sunk by an airstrike while anchored in Lusong. It lays on an angle on its side on the seabed. The Lusong Gunboat is so close to the water’s surface that you can easily see the huge ship encrusted with barnacles and surrounded by marine life.  The other wreckage site is at the East Tangat, believed to be a sunken tugboat or anti-submarine craft. This site is found on shallow water where numerous aquatic life and various corals can be seen. You simply need to strap on your snorkeling gear and dive into the water to see the shipwreck and the color fishes who call it home.  Whether you’re planning to go free diving, scuba diving, or snorkeling, the visibility and location of these sites almost guarantee that you’ll get a good look at the reefs and sunken ships.  Take your Coron escapade to new depths. Explore the area’s famous shipwrecks and diving sites by booking this tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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Swim with Donsol Whale Sharks | With Picnic Lunch & Transfer

Join this once in a lifetime experience of swimming with whale sharks in their natural habitat in Donsol. With this full-day eco-tour, you can have a close interaction with the gentle giants of the sea. This experience is perfect for travelers looking for a unique and unforgettable nature experience in the Philippines.  Your day-long adventure begins when an air-conditioned vehicle picks you up at your accommodation in Legazpi City or Sorsogon, then you will make your way to Donsol. It is reputed to be one of the few places in the world where you can almost be assured of a whale shark sighting during the peak season. After a briefing on what to expect and do's and don'ts during the trip, you will board a boat that will take you to the open sea. Don’t let any lack of swimming skills hinder you from joining this experience. Snorkeling equipment and a life vest are sufficient to see the whale sharks since they typically swim up to the surface of the water.  Whale sharks are endangered species, with only a thousand or so of its kind left worldwide. Because of this, make sure to keep your distance during your sighting. These whale sharks range in size between 4 to 12 meters, so they’re pretty hard to miss. They feed on the large amount of plankton and krill in the area, and are not fed by the guides. These whale sharks are amazingly gentle creatures, and swimming with them is a privilege you shouldn’t miss.  Put on your swimming gear and join this tour for a close encounter with the whale sharks of Sorsogon. This will surely be an experience you’ll want to share with your friends and family. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Bacolod Carbin Reef Full-Day Tour | With Guide and Transfers

Enjoy the underwater beauty of Bacolod with an escape to the famous Carbin Reef. This guided tour is suitable for rolling and adventure-hungry visitors who want to immerse themselves in the maritime beauty of Bacolod’s coasts.   You'll travel to Sagay after your driver picks you up within Bacolod. Feel free to take in the relaxing scenery you will be passing by on your way to the northernmost tip of Negros Island. Sagay, where the Sagay Marine Reserve is located, boasts of its 32,000 hectares of protected and beautiful seascapes. Carbin Reef, where your journey awaits, is one of its most popular sites.  Upon your arrival at the drop-off point, you will get on a boat and sail across the ocean to the famous Carbin Reef. Please note that no supermarkets or cafes are open in the reef, so make sure to bring enough food for this adventure. You can also reserve snorkeling equipment in advance if you’re into this activity.  Carbin Reef is a tiny sandbar in the center of the park, unattached to the mainland. Once you get to the site, you will be greeted by the tempting crystalline, turquoise water of the reef and the powdery white sand stretching for about a few meters wide.  The reef also features a spectacular underwater world besides its land paradise. In fact, it is a coastal refuge of 200 hectares, which is home to a wide range of marine species, such as coral reefs, numerous fish schools, and turtles.  You will have plenty of time to explore this humble paradise, so make sure to make the most of it. You can snorkel around the corals in the area or free dive into the water to have a closer look at the bustling sea creatures.  Take your plunge into the hidden gem of Bacolod with this day tour to the unspoiled Carbin Reef. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Port Barton Palawan Island Hopping Shared Tour with Lunch

Spend a whole day out on the gems dotting the west coast of Palawan, where all you have to do is sit back and enjoy nature’s eternal beauty. This tour is the perfect choice for beach lovers and adventurers who love exploring the natural sights in the area. Your pick-up point for this tour will be within San Vicente, Palawan. After boarding the tour vehicle, you will be taken to the port where a boat awaits. You will then set sail to the most prominent snorkeling site of the village of Port Barton – the Twin Reef. The reef is packed with a massive number of fishes you can swim along with while underwater. There are also hundreds of marine life waiting for you at Wide Reef. The reef is named as such as it covers a vast area, where you get to see a thriving life underwater. The place is home to corals of different sizes and shapes, along with occasional sea turtles swimming by the area. Compared to the Twin Reef, the water in Wide Reef is much deeper. After snorkeling at the reefs, you will go on a short island hopping tour. You will first step foot on Exotic Island. Here, you will find powdery-white sand with crystalline water surrounding the place. There are also schools of fishes by the shore, along with colorful coral reefs. You can even visit the nearby island just by swimming as only a narrow channel separates the two landmasses. Your last stop will be on German Island, where you can also meet a wide variety of fishes, turtles, and corals as well. The site also offers beautiful sceneries and a peaceful environment where you are free to relax.  Dive into the depths of Port Barton waters and see what surprises the area has for you. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Port Barton Island Hopping & Snorkeling from San Vicente | With Lunch

Explore the west coast of the last ecological frontier of the Philippines for one whole day with this package that will take you to Palawan’s famously clear waters and white-sand beaches. This budget-friendly trip is tailored for beach bums and nature enthusiasts who couldn’t get enough of the province’s biodiversity. From your accommodation within San Vicente, an air-conditioned transportation will arrive to pick you up and drive you down to a port. Your boat will be waiting here to take you to your first destination – the Aquarium Reef. This site will reward you with clear emerald water and different types of tropical fishes as well as beautiful corals. After enjoying the picturesque view at Aquarium Reef, you will move to the Marine Sanctuary. Here, you will be greeted by a variety of coral reefs including Black Coral and Manta Ray. You will also meet various schools of fish species in the area. The next part of your tour is a short island hopping. You will kick off with the nearby Exotic Island where you can laze on the fine white-sand beach under the sun. If you don’t want to get a tan, you can stay in the shade of the trees. You can also have fun in the water surrounding the island as there are coral reefs offshore. Lastly, you will visit the German Island. The crystalline, turquoise water here is very inviting, top it off with the beautiful stretch of white beach on the southeastern side of the island. You can also check out the site’s gorgeous corals hidden underneath and swim with the turtles if they happen to pass by the area during your trip.  Hop on board this exhilarating journey off the coast of Port Barton in Palawan and visit its unspoiled gems out in the sea. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Port Barton Palawan Reef Snorkeling & Bigaho Falls Shared Tour with Lunch

Swim into the depths of some of the best snorkeling sites of Port Barton in Palawan for a stunning underwater view and experience. This trip will introduce you to the beauty of the underwater paradise of the area, along with a quick stop to one of the most stunning waterfalls in Palawan, Bigaho Falls. If you’re a snorkeling and nature enthusiast looking to catch sight of the beautiful reefs in Palawan, then this tour is definitely for you. Once you have been picked up from your accommodation within the town of San Vicente, you will hit the road going to a port for your boat ride. The boat will take you to Twin Reef, the first stop of your tour. This site is packed with ravishing corals and schools of fish, along with clear and calm water. Oftentimes, there are sea turtles here as well. For your next destination, you will be taken to another one of the best snorkeling areas in town, the nearby Fantastic Reef. There are exquisite green corals and colorful fishes you can find here. Feel free to enjoy the thriving underwater world of Fantastic Reef or just wade around in the water while getting yourself tanned.  Your day ends with a visit to Bigaho Falls. This waterfall is nothing short of romantic. Its cascades and rock formations are sure to amaze you and the cool water will refresh you, on top of all the Instagrammable corners around the area. Make sure to take plenty of pics of the rock formations complemented by the flowing waters above it. Bigaho Falls is enclosed by thick foliage, thus making the site more pleasing to the eye, inviting you to laze around and unwind.  Jump aboard this one-day tour to explore the magnificent marine biodiversity and natural beauty of Port Barton in Palawan. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Donsol’s Sustainable Whale Shark Interaction Tour I Shared Boat

Try something unique and magical for your next trip and book this 3-hour Donsol Whale Shark Interaction Tour. This sustainable ecotourism package is perfect for nature-lovers who want to experience swimming with whale sharks while making the least environmental impact. The tour offers the convenience of a tricycle transfer, a shared boat, snorkeling gear, and complimentary refreshments. The town Donsol in Sorsogon is one of the few places in the world that ensures whale shark sightings from November to June. In fact, it is only in Donsol that you can find the world’s largest congregation of whale sharks. Thanks to the water temperature, current, and bountiful flow of plankton and krill in Donsol waters, these gentle giants stay here longer than in any other parts of the globe.  Additionally, Donsol observes sustainable ecotourism practices to ensure the welfare of whale sharks. Your Donsol Whale Shark Interaction Tour will begin once you are picked up at your accommodation. You will be dropped off at the dock and board the shared boat. You will be provided with life vests and snorkeling gear. Take note that the whale sharks are not lured in with food, so you may have to wait for a while as your boat captain and spotter look for whale sharks. Enjoy the complimentary refreshments on board while waiting. When a whale shark has been spotted, your guide will instruct you when and where to enter the water. Strap on your snorkeling gear and prepare to see these magnificent gentle giants in action. Marvel at their sheer beauty as you swim alongside them. Take out your camera and immortalize your experience with the whales. Keep in mind that Donsol has guidelines every visitor must follow. You are not allowed to touch whale sharks, swim 3 meters away from the tail, and do not use flash photography. As a responsible traveler, be sure to follow these rules and do your part to protect and conserve this natural spectacle for the generations to come. Swimming with majestic whale sharks surely is an adventure of a lifetime. Grab this opportunity for a memorable Sorsogon eco-adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
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Manaet Peak Day Trek | with Beach Side Trip & Lunch

Conquer the summit of Manaet Peak and explore its neighboring beaches on this day tour. Ascend this verdant mountain and reward yourself with a spectacular vista of Mayon Volcano and the surrounding seascapes.  Located off the coast of the town of Bacacay, the hike to the summit of Manaet Peak is relatively easy. It is perfect for travelers who want to explore the east coast of Albay and combine land adventure with water activities. Your tour will start once you are picked up from your accommodation and taken to Bacacay. The town boasts beautiful white-sand islets with turquoise and emerald water. Upon your arrival, you will board a boat and travel about less than an hour to Barangay Manaet. Once you set foot on Manaet, your tour guide will give you a short briefing about your excursion. After that, your trekking adventure will begin. You will walk through a narrow, cemented path that leads to a rice field. Follow this track until you find yourself in the middle of a jungle. The forested path is packed with lush and green vegetation. You will go through rocky and steep trails, as well as rolling rice fields. So make sure you’re wearing comfortable clothes and hiking shoes. If you ever need any assistance, feel free to ask your guide. Once you reach the summit of Manaet Peak, you will be rewarded with a stunning view. Enjoy the 360-degree vista of Albay from the summit. You will also be treated to an idyllic view of Mayon Volcano and Sula Channel, as well as the surrounding islands. Your adventure doesn’t stop there. Following your descent from Mt. Manaet is fun-filled side trip to the beaches and islands nearby. You can go swimming and snorkeling in the sparkling waters Manaet. You will also visit the neighboring small fishing and farming village. Come along on an exciting trek to Manaet Peak and experience the beauty of Bacacay. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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Apo Island Day Tour with Snorkeling | Pick-up from Dumaguete

Get your swimwear ready and prepare to be amazed by the underwater beauty of Apo Island in this snorkeling tour. Just a few hours away from Dumaguete City, Apo Island is one of the best places to witness turtles in the wild. Apo Island is also home to a fishing village known for its community-based marine conservation program. This tour is perfect for nature-lovers looking for a sustainable eco-adventure.  Book this snorkeling tour and experience the natural wonders of Apo Island. The tour will begin when your guide picks you up from your accommodation in Dumaguete. You will then be taken to Malatapay port, or Dauin, to board your boat.  Apo, a 74-hectare volcanic island off Dauin, is a top diving and snorkeling destination in the Philippines. It is a pristine marine sanctuary home to 600 species of fish and over 400 species of corals. Your guide will brief you on the safety regulations before you can go snorkeling. Be a responsible traveler and follow the guidelines. After all, they are set in place to preserve the beauty of the sanctuary. After the briefing, you will be given your snorkeling gear and vest. The boatman will take you to Turtle Point where you can swim with the turtles and take pictures of them. Take note that touching and feeding them is not allowed. After snorkeling, a sumptuous lunch will be served at the Liberty's Resort. You may choose whether to go back into the water after lunch, or just chill out to enjoy the white sandy beaches of Apo Island. You can also choose to go on a short trek along the Habagat Eco-Trail. This will lead you to a panoramic view of the island. You may explore the village to meet the locals and buy souvenirs. Afterward, our guide will take you back to Malatapay or Dauin and drop you off at your accommodation. Swim with the turtles and spend the day at the beach in this private day tour of Apo Island. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Puerto Galera Tour | Island Hopping, Snorkeling, and Sightseeing in One Day

Come along on this all-encompassing tour, which will take you across the waters of Puerto Galera to experience the beautiful gems located within its boundaries. Combining three of the most exciting activities offered in the province, this trip is sure to please those who enjoy a jam-packed day under the sun. The tour van will pick you up from your accommodation within White Beach. This package offers a morning and afternoon session, so you can choose which fit your schedule best. From there, you will travel north and ride a boat going to San Antonio Island, where you will make your first stop at Long Beach. This beach features a long stretch of white, sparkling sand. The place is not typically crowded, so you can enjoy the relaxing environment it offers. After some time, you will get back on the boat and make your way to Paniquian Island to set foot on its Haligi Beach. It is a small area surrounded by a lush green forest that boasts of its cream-colored sand and crystalline water. There are cottages on the shore that you can rent for a nice picnic with your family and friends. Right after that, you will ride a vehicle going to Bayanan Beach. Like Long Beach, you will notice an elongated white-sand shore at Bayanan, complemented with calm water and peaceful surrounding. You will be given enough time to enjoy the waters before heading to the Heart Beach. You can also opt to visit Maniknik Beach/Sandbar for an additional fee. After the beach hopping, the fun part of your tour comes next – snorkeling at Starfish Island or Coral Garden. The snorkeling equipment and a life vest will be provided to you. Feel free to get up close and personal with the marine animals in the area, including colorful fishes, starfish, and sea urchins. Your tour concludes with some sightseeing around the area. Sail across the waters of Puerto Galera with this jam-packed adventure out in the sea. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Borawan and Puting Buhanging Island Hopping Tour in Quezon from Manila

Join a fun-filled island hopping tour to Borawan and Puting Buhangin with a hassle-free roundtrip transfer to/from Manila. Tucked in the southern part of Padre Burgos in Quezon, this is a perfect destination for your next travel getaway whether you're traveling alone, with friends, or with family.  You will be first picked up from your accommodation in Manila, then you will make your way to Quezon so sit back and relax as it will be a few hours of travel. If you think about famous Philippine travel destinations, two things always pop into mind: Boracay and Palawan. With your tour to Borawan, get ready to get the best of both worlds from its powdery white sand similar to Boracay to its towering and fascinating limestone walls reminiscent to that of Palawan’s. Borawan Island captivated the hearts of many travelers and gained its popularity because of its similar characteristics to Boracay and Palawan, hence where the name “Borawan” is derived.  Make the most of your travel to Borawan from strolling and sunbathing in its powdery white sand to snorkeling and swimming in its pristine water. Whether you're looking for a chill afternoon by the beach or a heart-pumping experience, explore all possibilities in your stay in the island. There is a cliff diving spot if you're craving for that adrenaline rush. You can get closer to nature by setting up a tent and go camping with the comforting sound of the waves.  You will next head to Puting Buhangin. As suggested by its name which translates to white sand, it has a short stretch of white sand perfect for beach-lovers. The pristine water in this area is calm and perfect for leisure swimming and snorkeling. Preserve the natural beauty of the island by not stepping on the corals and by practicing proper waste disposal. At the right end of the island, explore the Kwebang Lampas, a small cave that has an opening to the sea. It is accessible either by swimming or trekking.  Experience a perfect combination of Boracay and Palawan in your visit to Borawan Island and Puting Buhangin in Quezon. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Anilao Diving Tour in Batangas | With Transfers from Manila

Experience one of the best diving spots in the Philippines and get ready to explore the underwater world of Anilao, Batangas for a whole day. If you love snorkeling, it’s time to take it to the next level by joining this great diving adventure. This budget-friendly diving tour is a perfect combination of training and pleasure that is perfect for both beginners and professional divers.  Your tour will start once you’re picked up from your accommodation in Manila. From there, you will travel via a boat to the best dive spots in the area. Located at the Coral Triangle, this region is among the best scuba diving destinations that boasts the richest and most diverse marine biodiversity in the world. Explore a great variety of 30 diving spots featuring more than 75% of the known coral species. It is a home of various species of turtles and innumerable fishes, as well as mantas, sharks, whales, dolphins, and whale sharks, just to name a few.  You have the option either to use your own scuba diving equipment or rent the necessary gear needed. Enjoy an exciting underwater adventure that includes two dives. Whether you’re a professional diver or a beginner, expect a briefing from the local divers to ensure your safety. Safety measure includes basic instructions like proper usage of your equipment, basic sign language for underwater communication, monitoring of your oxygen tank, and other safety and emergency regulations. After a full-day diving adventure, hop along with your van transfer and get ready to head back to Manila to end the tour.  Marvel at the abundant marine life that awaits beneath the pristine water surface of Anilao. Discover for yourself why it is deemed as the richest and most biodiverse marine life on Earth. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
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Manjuyod Sandbar & Dolphin Watching Joiner Tour from Dumaguete City

Climb aboard this shared dolphin-watching excursion and see Bais City’s thriving marine wildlife and stunning sandbar just off the coast of Manjuyod shores. This trip is a must-book for animal-lovers and sandbar enthusiasts looking for a water adventure while on Negros Island. You will be picked up by the van at anywhere from the city of Dumaguete and taken to either Canibol or Capiñahan wharf just in time for your departure. Once here, you will board a boat that will sail you across the sea towards the famous Manjuyod Sandbar. Manjuyod Sandbar stretches up to seven kilometers, making it one of the longest of its kind in the Philippines.  Just near the sandbar is the feeding ground for dolphins. So on your way to the sandbar, your guide will take you to a quick dolphin watching. You can see them playing in the water while jumping and doing acrobatic spins in the air. There are different species of dolphin found at Bais, some of which are the bottlenose dolphins, pantropical spotted dolphins, long-snouted spinner dolphins, and more. From there, you will make your way to the sandbar. Once your boat docks on the ridge, you are free to roam around and enjoy yourself. You can spend time wading or swimming in the water; lie down on the sand, get a tan, and just relax. However, if you’re planning on snorkeling, watch out for sea lice as they inhabit the area and can give you nasty sting once touched. You can also take refuge in the rented cottages dotting the area. These cottages look a lot like "The Maldives," and so dubbing the Manjuyod Sandbar as "The Maldives of the Philippines." If you prefer not to rent one, you can always chill out on the boat or sand. Set sail to the white sandbar paradise of Manjuyod and the playful sea dolphins of Bais, Negros Oriental with this day trip from Dumaguete City. Check availability by choosing a date

Duration:
7 hours
Available:
All year
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Manjuyod Sandbar & Dolphin Watching Private Tour from Dumaguete

Sail across the blue waters of Negros Oriental and see the beauty it offers beyond the mainland. Taking you from Dumaguete City to the stunning Manjuyod Sandbar and the home of the dolphins, this full-day private water adventure best appeals to all dolphin enthusiasts and sandbar lovers traveling the region. The tour starts with a departure from your hotel in Dumaguete City to the town of Manjuyod, where the fun awaits you. Once you reach the site, you will be transferred to a boat that will take you to the Tañon Strait to see the dolphins. Feel free to take pictures and record your encounter as you watch them jump and do acrobatic spins in the air. There are different species of dolphin dominating the area, such as the Pan-Tropical Spotted Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins, Long Snouted Spinner Dolphins, and Fraiser. It is best to visit them in the morning as the water is calmer. Afterward, you will then be taken to Manjuyod Sandbar, a stretch of powdery white sand that extends to as far as seven kilometers. There are rental cottages here that dot the area, looking similar to the Maldives and thus earning the nickname “The Maldives of the Philippines.”  You will be given enough time to do whatever you want on the beach; be it wade in the water, go for a swim, lie down on the sandbar, or just simply enjoy the heat. However, Manjuyod is not the best site to snorkel as there are sea lice in the area. Although harmless, they can still give bitter stings. Nonetheless, you can always take advantage of the crystal clear water and gaze at the marine creatures underwater. Feel free to rent a cottage, as well, as you enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding seascape. You can best enjoy the sandbar during low tide, during which it is most visible.  Jump aboard a private boat to catch sight of the magnificent dolphins and explore the Manjuyod Sandbar on this day trip from Dumaguete City.  Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
7 hours
Available:
All year
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Apo Island Private Guided Tour from Dumaguete City | With Lunch

Feel the wind in your hair and the sun in your skin on this private excursion to one of Dumaguete's top-rated dive spots, Apo Island. If you’re in search of a water adventure close to the city and love being up close and personal with marine life, then this day tour is just what you need.  To kick off your excursion, a private van will pick you up at your hotel in Dumaguete City and drive you to the southern tip of Negros Oriental. Here, you will be transferred to a private boat that will set sail for your main destination, Apo Island. Apo Island is amongst the top diving and snorkeling sites in the Philippines, attracting visitors far and wide with its abundant and thriving community-protected marine life.  Spend the rest of your day trying out all their available activities here, starting off with a snorkeling and swimming session with the turtles. Your guide will help you look for these sea creatures, so no need to worry. Feel free to get as close as you want to the turtles and take pictures and videos if you spot one or two. Scuba diving is another fun sport you can try while on the island. This is your chance to see numerous clownfish, together with turtles and giant clams. Aside from that, you also get to see various fish species, including black and white snappers, manta rays, flounder, and angelfish. In the northwest part of the island, you will find different soft corals, a school of jacks, white tip reef sharks, barracudas, and Vlaming Unicornfish. Meanwhile, in the southern tip of Apo Island are spectacular rock formations and corals, along with moray eels and Picasso triggerfish. There are also restaurants here if you want to indulge yourself in local dishes. Experience the island life for a day and discover the breathtaking sights of the underwater paradise of Apo Island in Negros Oriental. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
7 hours
Available:
All year
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Apo Island Shared Guided Tour from Dumaguete City | With Lunch

Dive into this incredible island snorkeling tour in Negros Oriental's premier island destination, Apo Island. Conducted off the southern tip of the province, this tour is sure to fascinate backpackers who love to spend a day exploring the beauty underneath the water surface. A tour van will pick you up within Dumaguete City and take you to the southernmost part Negros Oriental. Once there, you will climb aboard a boat and sail off the coast of the mainland, going to one of the province's beautiful gems, Apo Island. Apo Island is among the Philippines' top diving and snorkeling sites. It boasts of its abundant community-protected marine life, which attracts people in and out of the country. The island offers several exhilarating activities that will make your stay more exciting and unforgettable. Feel free to put on your gears and lifejacket, throw yourself into the water, and enjoy the sight. You can also go swimming with the turtles if you spot some and take pictures and videos of the other marine animals you will encounter. Make sure to try snorkeling, while you’re at it, as well, since the island boasts of vibrant marine life.  Apart from snorkeling, you can also try scuba diving. On the western side of the island, you can lay eyes on many sea creatures, including barracuda and tuna, as well as varieties of sponges, corals, and gorgonian sea fans. On the eastern side, you will find an array of jacks, groupers, scorpionfish, and lionfish, among others. The other two corners of Apo Island also have surprises for you, so it's best that you don't leave any side unexplored. In case you need shelter, you can always take refuge in the cottages and relax. If that’s not your thing, you can still lie down on the sand under the shades of the trees for a quick tan. To complete your holiday, sumptuous dishes will be served for your lunch, matched with refreshing drinks. Make your Negros vacation worth remembering with this awe-inspiring water exploration in Apo Island. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
7 hours
Available:
All year
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Balicasag Island Bohol Full-DayTour | With Picnic Lunch & Transfers

Experience the island life as you set sail to one of the 72 gems around Bohol on this full-day tour. Taking you to the popular Balicasag Island, this escapade appeals to ocean lovers and beach bums craving for some Vitamin Sea.  You will be meeting your guide at Alona Beach, where your outrigger boat will be waiting for you. From there, you will begin your journey towards Balicasag Island. Named as a marine sanctuary, the island is located at about six kilometers southwest of Panglao.  Upon arriving at the island, feel free to explore the area for yourself. You can lounge by its fine sands or take a dip in its cool sea waters. The whole island is only about 600 meters in diameter, so walking around would only take you roughly 45 minutes or an hour. While Balicasag Island is relatively small in size, it is surrounded by reefs and is home to a thriving marine life. The waters here are shallow as well, making it a beginner-friendly site for snorkeling.  Expect to see diverse species of corals and schools of fishes even in shallow waters. For those looking for more adventure, you will be able to see impressive submarine cliffs as deep as 50 meters. The cliffs are surrounded by both soft and hard corals, which will make you feel like you're in a whole new world. Aside from the corals, turtles frequent the area as well, together with lionfish and triggerfish. Clownfish, which is the same fish from Finding Nemo, also make an abundant appearance around the reef. Once you're done with your ocean exploration, a picnic lunch will be served by the beach, so you can eat while enjoying the view. After relaxing under the sun, you will be brought back to Alona Beach, ending your perfect day.  Pack your snorkeling equipment and enjoy the marine paradise of Balicasag Island with this one-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Full-Day Catamaran Yacht Tour | with Lunch and Transfer

Hop aboard and experience the beautiful islands and pristine blue waters surrounding El Nido, Palawan in luxury through this unique catamaran yachting group experience. This tour is perfect for water enthusiasts and travelers who want to enjoy El Nido islands in comfort and style. Your tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation within El Nido town proper via an air-conditioned van and will take you to the Lio Tourism Estate.  After a quick briefing, you’re off to board a 50-foot sailing catamaran yacht through a private pier. Afterwards, you’re off to to see some of the best islands around El Nido. Enjoy the sights while taking full advantage of our Catamaran’s exclusive amenities. You'll be island hopping around beaches and lagoons such as Cadlao Lagoon, Small Lagoon, Nat-Nat Beach, Pasandigan Cove, and Bukal Island. Swim, snorkel and appreciate the island’s rich aquatic life. Masks and snorkels are provided. Onboard, meet new friends as you lounge on comfy bean bags on the ship’s deck.  Or simply take in and appreciate the seascape and fresh breeze while sipping on your favorite cocktail from the bar (optional purchase). For an exclusive experience, this tour also includes access to a private beach where you can stroll, swim, sunbathe, and relax without any crowds. You may also opt to rent kayaks or fish in the sea. A sumptuous freshly-prepared lunch is also included in this tour and is typically served on board for that authentic tropical island experience. Join this one-of-a-kind yachting group tour and find out why El Nido is one of the most visited places in Palawan. Check availability by choosing a date now.
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Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Whole Day El Nido Speedboat Tour with Lunch

Jump aboard in this exciting speedboat trip taking you around one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines, El Nido in Palawan. This tour is perfect for travelers looking for a unique experience of going around the islands’ postcard-worthy destinations with their friends and family. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in El Nido town proper. Before starting with your tour, you will proceed to Lio Tourism Estate for a short briefing of your itinerary as well as safety regulations. From there, you will head to the port where you will board the speedboat that will take you around. The tour will begin with an island hopping to some of the popular tourist spots such as the Secret Beach, Hidden Beach, Star Beach, Papaya Island, and the Helicopter Island. Here you can laze around the white sand and swim in the pristine aquamarine waters, which make El Nido a prime destination among locals and foreigners alike. Appreciate the sea breeze and salty air while cruising at full speed and be amazed at the magnificent views of natural limestone rocks rising majestically from the shimmering blue and emerald waters. For an exciting time, you may opt to borrow gears for an exciting snorkeling experience. Afterward, you will head to a private island exclusive for El Nido Yachting Club guests. Enjoy the ambience of an uncrowded beach, walk around the white sand, or swim to reach a good snorkeling spot. Freshly prepared lunch is also served in a picnic style on this island. This private beach has sunbeds where you can sunbathe and get a tan, nap, or simply chill. Take your time enjoying this experience before you head back to your hotel. Join this luxurious trip around El Nido for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Island Hopping Tour D | Highlights of Miniloc and Cadlao Island

Get ready for an exciting island-hopping escapade as you visit some of the most beautiful sites in El Nido, Palawan. This shared island hopping Tour D is perfect for those wanting to visit breathtaking beaches, caves and lagoons during their vacation trip on the island. Your rendezvous will start at Caera’s Office-Town Proper, where your driver and tour guide will be waiting for you. You will be dropped off at El Nido Town Beach and will head straight to Miniloc Island aboard a boat. Once in the island, you will be guided to the Small Lagoon. The lagoon resembles a small swimming pool with calm greenish-blue water that sparkles when hit by the sun. The location is perfect for photo ops as its perimeter is surrounded by limestone cliffs with greeneries growing on them. In addition to swimming, Miniloc Island also offers other activities such as snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. Afterward, your boat will take you to Pasandigan Beach in Cadlao Island. It is one of the diving sites included in your itinerary where plenty of astounding corals await. From there, you will then be taken to Paradise Beach. From the name itself, the beach offers a paradise-like vibe as you wade in its turquoise water, get a tan on its white sand, or have a picnic under the shade of coconut trees. You will head next to another famous attraction in Cadlao, the Ubugon Cave. You will do a little spelunking in this tour. The unique formations of the stalactites and stalagmites inside the cave do not disappoint. Lastly, you will visit Natnat Beach. You can relax on its wide blanket of white sand, do underwater exploration, or take pictures with the limestone cliffs and walls. Pack your swimwear and ready your beach gears for this budget-friendly tour in Palawan. Check availability by choosing a date above.
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Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Island Hopping Tour C with Lunch | Hidden Beach, Islands & More

Embark on an epic adventure as you hop from one island to the next in El Nido, Palawan. If white beaches, picturesque landscapes, and water activities fill you with joy, then this shared island hopping Tour C is perfect for you. A tour van will be ready for you at Caera's Office-Town Proper where you'll meet your guide for the day. From there, you will head to Bacuit Bay where you will board a boat to your first destination, Hidden Beach. As its name suggests, the Hidden Beach can be found behind two humongous rocks. To get to the site, you will have to wear your life vest and swim toward these rocks until you reach the strip of white sand within. No need to worry if you’re a non-swimmer since the guides will be with you all the way. Once you get there, you will be greeted by its surreal beauty — limestone rock formations, clear water, white sand, and abundant marine life that is surely worth discovering. From there, you will head straight to Matinloc Island. Around the perimeter of the island are plenty of hard and soft corals, along with a variety of fishes that comes with different colors, patterns, and sizes. You will be given ample time for snorkeling so get your gears ready. If you want a break from the beach, you can enjoy exploring the island where you can visit an ancient shrine located not too far from the shore. You will proceed to Helicopter Island afterward. From afar, the island forms the shape of a helicopter, hence its name. You can lay down on its powdery cream sand and get a tan, or take a selfie with the towering cliffs and tranquil water as the background. You can enjoy more cool waters and powdery sand at your next destination, Secret Beach. The place is famous for its rocky and shallow water. Your island-hopping escapade will end in Tapiutan Island which is another perfect snorkeling site in the province. Come aboard and catch sight of El Nido’s best islands and white beaches packed in just one day. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
8 hours
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All year
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El Nido Island Hopping Tour B | An Islands and Caves Combo Escapade with Lunch

Add excitement to your Palawan holiday with this island hopping tour that will let you explore the exhilarating display of El Nido’s natural raw beauty. This shared island hopping Tour B appeals to nature lovers and adventure seekers who are in the search of the perfect beach and cave adventure combination. You will meet your guide in Caera's Office-Town Proper to get proper orientation. Afterward, you will hop on the tour van and travel to Bacuit Bay where your boat awaits to take you to your first destination, Snake Island. Snake Island's name may be quite eerie, but the place is perfectly safe and has no snakes at all. It is called as such because of the shape of the curving sandbar that connects the island to the mainland. Enjoy walking on its beautiful white sand as you leave your footprints behind and experience the feeling of walking amidst the sea. The real beauty of the S-sandbar is much appreciated during low tide when the site is fully immersed. After a relaxing stop at the sandbar, you might want to get your snorkeling gears ready for your second destination. Popolcan Island is one of the best snorkeling sites in the province where you can experience the thriving marine life underneath the surface. Your snorkeling gears will also come in handy in Pinagbuyutan Island’s diving spots. The site is teeming with all kinds and colors of fishes which will surely be an Instagram-worthy underwater photo opportunity. After enjoying El Nido’s waters, your boat will take you to Cudugnon Cave. The cave is an essential part of the province’s history as antique jewelry and potteries were discovered there. The cave boasts of high ceilings and beautiful rock formations made of stalactites and stalagmites. Your tour will end in Cathedral Cave. Its name came from the general appearance of the cave from the inside where you will see an open chamber, high ceilings, and interior walls, making it look like a cathedral. The cave is surrounded by clear blue waters, but swimming is off-limits as venomous snakes are living in the area. Combine five of the best spots of El Nido with this budget-friendly escapade. Check availability by choosing a date above.
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Duration:
8 hours
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Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour with Lunch in Puerto Princesa Palawan

Puerto Princesa, Palawan — Don't pass this chance to experience a fun-filled escapade around the islands of Puerto Princesa in Palawan. This trip is perfect for beach lovers and nature seekers who want to experience the beauty of Honda Bay and three of its surrounding islands in just one day. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Puerto Princesa City. Along with your tour guide, you'll be making your way to Honda Bay where your boat awaits. The bay is famous for the handful of small tropical islands around its perimeter that offer different surprises for every guest. Your first destination is Starfish Island, which is located to the south of the bay. As its name suggests, the island is home to countless of starfishes of different sizes and colors. You will see some on the white sand, while most rest in the cool waters, making it an ideal spot for snorkeling. The site is also teeming with marine species so you should definitely try feeding the fishes with bread. The next island on your itinerary is Cowrie Island. It is characterized as a boomerang-shaped island that offers lots of facilities for water sport activities such as kayaking, banana boat riding, or snorkeling. They even have an array of pavilions, cabanas, and spa huts that will make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable. Your day will then end at Luli Island. Among the islands located around Honda Bay, this island has a distinct feature that attracts many people. Luli Island boasts a beautiful sandbar that emerges at low tide. Luli also features powdery sand and clear waters ideal for swimming and beach bumming. Choose this three-island day tour to experience Honda Bay in a fun and convenient way. Check availability by choosing a date above.
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8 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

About Snorkeling Tours

Explore the Philippines’ magnificent underwater sights! Swim in the many snorkeling spots in the country and witness the colorful coral reefs and vibrant marine life.

1. What is the difference between snorkeling and scuba diving?

Snorkeling allows you to swim through the surface of the sea with the snorkel as the source of oxygen while scuba diving allows you to explore the depth of the sea with the oxygen tank as the source of oxygen.

2. Where are the best snorkeling tours in the Philippines?

Magnificent underwater sights can be found in Dumaguete, Bohol, and Palawan’s Puerto Princesa, El Nido, and Coron.

3. When is the best month or season to go on a snorkelling tour?

In general, the best time is during the dry season in December to May, with peak season during summer (April to May).

4. Are there snorkeling tours during rainy or bad weather?

All snorkeling tours will depend on the weather and water condition. Some tours will most likely be cancelled if there's a storm signal advisory. Your tour operator will update you depending on the coast guard’s clearance for water-based tours.

5. Can I join snorkeling tours even if I don’t know how to swim?

Yes! Life vest is usually provided during the snorkeling tour for your safety.

6. Is there an age limit for joining snorkelling tours?

Most of the snorkelling tours allow children as young as 8 years old. Make sure that there is an adult accompanying the children during the course of the tour.

7. Are phones and cameras allowed during the tour?

Phones and cameras are allowed as long as these are waterproof or sealed in a waterproof bag at the very least.

8. Are there available restrooms or change rooms in the (dis)embarkation points?

Some embarkation or disembarkation points have restrooms or change rooms for guests. You may want to check with your tour operator on this.

9. How long does a snorkeling tour last?

Most of the snorkeling tours are included in beach or island-hopping tours that last for a full day. You may want to check the tour information for the duration of each tour.