Bohol Firefly Watching Private Evening Cruise at Abatan River with Transfers

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Bohol, Philippines
3 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Go on a unique firefly-watching evening cruise tour at Abatan or Maribojoc River in Bohol. This night tour usually takes around 3 hours and already comes with the entrance fee, the assistance of a local driver guide and cruise guide, complimentary bottled water, and air-conditioned van transfers. 

At around 5:30 PM, if you are staying in Tagbilaran City or Panglao Island, your guide will pick you up from your hotel. Once you're with your guide, you'll ride in a van to either Maribojoc or the Abatan River, depending on your preferences. 

The boat will take you on a leisurely journey down the Abatan River. Along the river's bank are mangroves and other trees that are home to fireflies, which illuminate them like Christmas trees. Your tour guide will point out the trees that are covered in fireflies, so pay attention to their instructions. Your boatman will dock the boat next to these trees so you can get close to the fireflies and observe them in their natural environment. You can try to take pictures of the fireflies, but to better capture the beauty of the sight, bring a strong camera with night mode.

Don't forget to gaze up in between stopping at trees with fireflies. This region of Bohol has fewer city lights, giving you a fantastic view of the night sky when cruising. 

Your boat will return to the docks after the tour, and your driver will transport you to your hotel or resort in Tagbilaran or Panglao Island so you can rest for the night.

Grab this opportunity to try firefly watching with an evening cruise tour in Maribojoc or Abatan in Bohol. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Panglao or Tagbilaran
Bohol firefly watching evening cruise private tour
Tour Itinerary: Visit Abatan or Maribojoc
Local driver guide and cruise guide
Complimentary bottled water
Not Included: Other activities onsite, Meals, Tips and Gratuities


Outdoor & Adventure Activities
Private Tours

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. Meals are 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: No. Please understand that this is for your fur baby's safety.

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

Pick-up time is at 5:30 PM Philippine Standard Time from any hotel within the vicinity of Panglao or Tagbilaran. 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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