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Gigantes Island from Iloilo City provided by Oslob Whale Sharks

Gigantes Island from Iloilo City

Gigantes Island from Iloilo City
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If you’re looking for a break from deadlines and stress, the Gigantes Islands may be just what you need. This island group off the coast of Iloilo has plenty of beaches, a small population, and almost no cell service. There’s no escaping the relaxation! With worry free private transfers from Iloilo City, you will visit the Island for 2 days. Despite the increase of tourist arrivals in recent years, Gigantes has retained its off-beat charm and remains relatively underdeveloped compared to Boracay, Bohol, and other mainstream tourist destinations in the Philippines
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • The Gigantes Islands, also known as Islas de Gigantes or the islands of giants, is a remote group of islands located off the coast of Carles and Estancia towns in northeastern Iloilo, Philippines. It takes at least 5 hours to get there from Iloilo City. Those willing to go the “extra mile” can look forward to enjoying beautiful seascapes and a laid-back island lifestyle that Gigantes has to offer. The islands are blessed with pristine white sand beaches, bountiful fresh seafood, and jagged rock formations shrouded by mystical tales of locals. The 2 day-tour has four highlights and itinerary is pretty flexible. But usually, the first highlight would be at Cabugao Gamay Island. It is the most photographed spot of Islas de Gigantes simply because it is the most picturesque. The island features a twin beach with a hill on the southern end while a rock formation located on the north end of the island serves as a view deck where the postcard perfect shots of the island is taken.  A natural pool locally called Tangke. Formed like a tank of water with limestones serving as its wall, Tangke is also a favorite spot for swimming, especially during high tide when the water is deeper. Tangke also known as a "secret" lagoon. Bantigue Island. The main attraction of the island is the S-shaped sandbar which appears during low tide. Tour participants will again have the chance to swim in the clear waters of the sandbar. Antonia Beach which is part of the main Gigantes Sur Island. Just like Cabugao Gamay Island, Antonia Beach also features a twin beach. Another dominating feature of the beach is the massive rock formation which extends to the sea. The clear turquoise water is perfect for swimming, only when the beach is not full of boats. Just to set the expectations, Antonia Beach can really get crowded, especially during lunchtime.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • The Gigantes Islands, also known as Islas de Gigantes or the islands of giants, is a remote group of islands located off the coast of Carles and Estancia towns in northeastern Iloilo, Philippines. It takes at least 5 hours to get there from Iloilo City. Those willing to go the “extra mile” can look forward to enjoying beautiful seascapes and a laid-back island lifestyle that Gigantes has to offer. The islands are blessed with pristine white sand beaches, bountiful fresh seafood, and jagged rock formations shrouded by mystical tales of locals. The 2 day-tour has four highlights and itinerary is pretty flexible. But usually, the first highlight would be at Cabugao Gamay Island. It is the most photographed spot of Islas de Gigantes simply because it is the most picturesque. The island features a twin beach with a hill on the southern end while a rock formation located on the north end of the island serves as a view deck where the postcard perfect shots of the island is taken.  A natural pool locally called Tangke. Formed like a tank of water with limestones serving as its wall, Tangke is also a favorite spot for swimming, especially during high tide when the water is deeper. Tangke also known as a "secret" lagoon. Bantigue Island. The main attraction of the island is the S-shaped sandbar which appears during low tide. Tour participants will again have the chance to swim in the clear waters of the sandbar. Antonia Beach which is part of the main Gigantes Sur Island. Just like Cabugao Gamay Island, Antonia Beach also features a twin beach. Another dominating feature of the beach is the massive rock formation which extends to the sea. The clear turquoise water is perfect for swimming, only when the beach is not full of boats. Just to set the expectations, Antonia Beach can really get crowded, especially during lunchtime.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11857P9
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Overnight accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet dinner
  • Buffet lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Location Name: All Iloilo City Hotels Location Address: All Iloilo City Hotels Return Location: All Iloilo City Hotels
  • Philippines, Philippines
Additional information
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Overnight accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet dinner
  • Buffet lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Location Name: All Iloilo City Hotels Location Address: All Iloilo City Hotels Return Location: All Iloilo City Hotels
  • Philippines, Philippines
Duration
2 days
Additional information
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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Is it ethical - my personal opinion
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Amazing experience
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An amazing experience!
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Wow
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kerryodonovan
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I close my eyes and remember one of the most amazing experiences of my life
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Jeffrey M
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Fun Fun Fun
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Mix feelings about this
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Big fish 🦈
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Kuba75
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Diving with whale sharks
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steenstridh
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Worth it
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maritaj2018
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Amazing!
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Over crowded and inadequate animal welfare
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