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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Balicasag reef is wonderful place for snorkeling,one of the best I have seen.On Pamilacan you can take a boat to Balicasag it's not expensive if you are a group of people we were 7 people and pay 610php per person.The people from the boat will...More

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank kirilg2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the second leg of our island hopping tour and we swam with the green sea turtles who use this as a marine sanctuary reserved by the Philippines government. The turtle families here are huge and plentiful and also not afraid to interact with...More

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank bensonc278
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great time on our boat trip to Balicasag island. Saw dolphins on the way and loved swimming with the turtles. Lunch on the island was great as well.

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank dre1227
Reviewed October 20, 2019

We stayed at the marine sanctuary for two nights and I have to say I loved every second! The coral is fantastic, vibrant and full of sea life to see and explore! We saw angel fish, clown fish, barracudas, jumping fish and most amazingly sea...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CatherineBukata87
Reviewed October 16, 2019 via mobile

A beautiful reef with a large variety of marine life. Take care as it’s quite shallow in some areas at low tide. If you love to snorkel it’s well worth a visit. I would recommend staying a couple of nights at the only resort on...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank rassinda
Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

We hired a local boat to get out there (1500 pesos for 4 of us) and it’s a half-hour ride to the island. The boat waited for us and looked after our bags etc while we went with a compulsory guide (500 per person) for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Bel-Ware
Reviewed July 18, 2019

We did it but it was a mistake. Reef is dead, there was one turtle which was pushed and touch by one of the boat guide so Chinese tourists would be satisfied. Horrible! Water was dirty and dark. Virgin island was nice but again full...More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank GetLostProject
Reviewed July 2, 2019

Our experience was not so great given the fact that were a lot of dead corals and only tiny fish around. Must be from overfisihing around the island. However, we did see some turtles which made up for the sad reality we saw. The canteens/stores...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Discover572796
Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

Great snorkelling for all abilities. So many turtles and varieties of fish and coral. They don't allow you to swim from the shore even though you could and they charge 250 pesos for each section you snorkel in, but in a way I can understand...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Buttons55555
Reviewed June 8, 2019

when in balicasag you can see three things the reef and cliff ,the turtles and fish in big size all near each other in a rented boat ,better bring swimming shoes good for edgy stone and reef.thr coral is 10 feet but the cliff drop...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Paubranco
February 6, 2019|
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Nino J D
March 26, 2017|
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Response from DeepBlueMind | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's probably easier to be at Alona Beach, go to the beach front and look for 'Bohol Divers Club' for their daily trips to Balicasag Island. Done this before with no advance booking online. Bring cash.
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November 28, 2016|
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Response from busytravellingbee | Reviewed this property |
Once you arrived at the Balicasag island they would offer you to have a local to boat you to where you wanna go (turtle or fish sanctuary) I think the cost would be around 250php per head and additional 150 for snorkling. I... More
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