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Firefly Watching

Address: Iwahig River, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
Phone Number: +639167809118
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Sightseeing Tours, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A romantic dinner at the floating restaurant and a magical tour with Firefly.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Sightseeing Tours, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A romantic dinner at the floating restaurant and a magical tour with Firefly.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Good things: The fireflys itself were really nice if you've never seen one. Also we thought the buffet was ok, other like many reviewers here have felt. We had whole crabs, fruits, french fries, rice and local cuisines. And live music which gave nice athmosphere. Bad things: Too expensive, too many people. All about getting money from the tourists, both... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Having never seen fireflies before, the Iwahig River firefly viewing was an absolutely enchanting experience for me. The guide was knowledgeable, the river was peaceful and quiet and the lack of light pollution meant this was also where I got my best view of the stars in the Philippines.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

very amazing experience! best through our stay at Palawan! its like a your in the movie adventure especially because its dark :) Our tour guide is awesome and very informative :)

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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had ours done in the Baywalk. The tour guide was very good and knowledgeable about the subject matter. I was slightly paranoid because the mangroves were not properly lit and no one will every know or find you if something wrong happens. But it was a good experience. I loved the buffet dinner on the ship! :)

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Split, Croatia
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9 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

magical is best word to describe this activity. it is based out of PP town, maybe 30 min driving. once you come there, all is well organized. there are tiny boats that can carry 3 ppl with a guide. tour takes about 25-30 min pedaling in complete silence, looking mangrove trees with fireflies scattered around. really special. your guide will... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had a perfect night on the tour. We were collected from our hotel and took right to the bay. Upon arrival we were greeting and shown exactly where to go etc. We had a great guide called Eddison who was informative and entertaining. The evening was perfect, bright starry sky, calm water and relaxing surroundings. Firstly, the glowing plankton... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were lucky that it wasn't particularly windy on the night we did the tour, so we experienced a fantastic firefly show. I guess we were also lucky to have had a very animated tour guide. We got to see a lot of fireflies amd other insects and creatures and had a quick lesson in astronomy. A unique experience for... More 

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Bacau, Romania
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It was a dream! Our minds had been blown away! We got there late, we were the last boat to return to the dock but it was just wonderfull! We were also very lucky to catch a great guide and perfect weather. There were no clouds and moderate to low wind. We saw the entite sky with all the stars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It was so awesome!!! Unforgettable experience!! Starting from the tour guide(kuya eddie).. to the floating restaurant.. upto the firefly watching itself.. learned a lot from the tour and experienced a lot of new things..

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Silay City, Silay, Philippines
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was very reluctant to go to firefly watching since it's too expensive and living on the country side I've seen firefly for free, since it was offered half of the price, so I go for it. Going on a boat ride in the middle of the river , very calm and cool weather is great. The tour guide a... More 

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