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Giant Clam Sanctuary

Kantaan | Guinsiliban, Camiguin, Mindanao, Philippines, Mindanao, Philippines
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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Camiguin
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The lady who gave a short tour of the 'captive' clams was knowlageable and charming. And the snorkling scuba guide was also delightful and keen to be helpful. The clams were impressive and it was generally chilled and lovely. However, I saw a couple who tried to walk there: big mistake. It's really best to rent your own motorbike and... More

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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Awesome experience swimming aroung giant (and I mean it) clams, plus good snorkeling in the free area. They have more that 2k clams, even though only a hundred or so are really giant. A bit hard to find, but very interesting.

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Mandaue, Philippines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were surprised. Not by the clams, but by the corkage fees they imposed to our own snorkeling gears. (50 percent of the rental fee). But the guides were really great. They make snorkeling really enjoyable and informative.

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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124 reviews 124 reviews
69 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nestled in a cove near Cantaan, Guinsiliban, is a beautiful beach with white sand. This beach facing Mindanao is already a surprise. But actually the real surprise is the Giant Clam Nursery. It is a pleasure to observe the Giant Clams. They react on your movements and close their shells with astonishing speed. When you approach more carefully, or wait... More

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Petaluma, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Maybe you've never heard of giant clams. I've heard of them but assumed they lived in deep, remote waters where I'd never get to see them. Here, you can swim right up and put your arm or head inside one (but please don't). The real deal, you can see the water pumping in and out of its mouth... and surprising... More

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

A least expected Hidden Gem in a little bit of isolated location in Camiguim Island. One of the island's best attraction.

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Beijing, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We were told about this place by another traveler on Camiguin and were able to find it while riding our motor bike around the island. As other reviewers mentioned, it is not easy to find, the road is a little bit difficult to navigate, but once you do, it is quite enjoyable and worth it. The location means that it... More

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Mambajao, Philippines
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Difficult to get too but worth the effort, the staff who maintain the reef and Clam Sanctuary are very knowledgeable and helpful. We even swam with guides to observe the work they do in action, you'll need at least 2/3 hours to really chill n see everything. Bring your own food, there is food available but limited options.

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Taguig City, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This might be the least known spot for tourists in Camiguin since the place is not included in tour packages, no ads, no signs and promotions and what have you, and I think that is a good thing. Going there is very challenging, it's mostly dirt road and some spiky ditches that you have to drive through all while being... More

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Lund, Sweden
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107 reviews 107 reviews
43 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We hired a car to get around the island with a local and so we didn't have any troubles finding this place. There is a small entrance fee. There is almost no point going here if you are not going to snorkel as the beach is stoney and not much for chilling (although it has beautiful sorroundings). The sancturay is... More

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