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Bohol Loay Private Firefly Watching Tour with Dinner
Bohol Loay Private Firefly Watching Tour with Dinner

Bohol Loay Private Firefly Watching Tour with Dinner

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Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
4 hours
All year
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Experience a spectacular night in Bohol with this private firefly-watching tour in Loay River. Dinner is already included, as well as round-trip transfer service. You’re in for a magical, exclusive experience that will certainly be a highlight of your stay in Bohol. 

The tour starts with an enchanting private cruise on Loay River at dusk, right in time for when the fireflies start to sparkle. You will linger there until they become more visible as the darkness sets in. Gaze in awe not just of the fireflies but also their illuminating effect on the trees that line the riverbanks. Amid the stillness and quiet, the mangroves appear to glow from within. 

The colony of fireflies appear like a galaxy of stars above the trees, in between the leaves, and among the mangrove roots. They are of the pteroptyx macdermotti species, a very rare kind of firefly endemic to the mangrove forests of Bohol’s rivers. They live in the undergrowth beneath the trees as larvae then metamorphose into bioluminescent adults. Their light, however, only lasts for a month. This means that the fireflies you will see are most likely unique to your visit.

After such romantic entertainment, enjoy a private dinner around the area while you’re still caught in the afterglow of the fireflies. You can choose between chicken fillet and pan-fried fish as entrees, which will be served with delicious noodles, rice, a banana treat, and drinks. 

This tour is perfect for winding down after an adventure-filled day around Bohol, whether you had gone island hopping or ziplining earlier. 

If you are booked at a hotel in Panglao Island or Tagbilaran City, you will be fetched at 05:30 PM and driven back by 08:30 PM. This firefly-watching tour package in Loay River includes insurance for the boat ride, life vests, and admission fees. To book, check availability by choosing a date. 


Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off within Panglao or Tagbilaran
Boat Transfer (Shared)
Passenger Tour Insurance
Set Meal
Entrance Fee to Rio River Cruise
Life Vest


Outdoor Activities


Rio River

What to bring

Personal Medicines
Extra Towel
Jacket or Umbrella (During Rainy season)

Good to know

- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.

- Approx. 20M Flat concrete and bamboo flooring to the raft.

- In case of extreme weather conditions, this activity can be suspended without prior notice.

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