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Balicasag Island Day Trip
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Fantastic day trip

We booked a boat for two persons at the beach outside the hotel at Bohol for the day after. The boat with a crew of two persons picked us up 6 am. The hotel personnel registered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Fornebu
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a boat for two persons at the beach outside the hotel at Bohol for the day after. The boat with a crew of two persons picked us up 6 am. The hotel personnel registered us and crew before we left. We spent an hour at full speed, there we found Dolphins which surrounded the boat and played with... More 

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Thank Fornebu
Cavite City, Philippines
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137 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This reef is the best coral reef i've seen in my life. The beauty you will see here are what divers see in diving 100ft below. But this one is just snorkeling. Image you will see this beautiful reef in shallow water? I recommend all to see this reef. You will not regret it. Sooo beautiful, colorful, totally different world... More 

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Thank Noelle O
Philippines
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97 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've gone snorkeling in many spots in the Phlippines. I have to rank this Reef as the BEST for snorkeling ! The water is so clear, the fish are varied and colorful, the reef is alive with variety and contours.

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Thank GOFAR71
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I take the tour in a low season. Paid the guy for 1600 Php Dolphin watching means dolphin hunting because it is not sure to see a dolphin when you ask questions they will give you a stupid answer. I saw many turtles but not many fish. When you arrive in balicasag, you need to pay 100 if you want... More 

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Thank anabananatravel
Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Panglao Isaland is one of the place we are excited to visit and explore into with my Fiancé. Since it was our first time here at Bohol, we are like the "couple adventurers" who almost avail their tour/packages for the whole day. Boat ride for almost 45minutes to Balicasag Island where to experienced an hour or more doing snorkeling and... More 

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Thank comelycherie04
Plaridel, Philippines
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the reviews here are true regarding scam/ovepriced.. i contacted a boat going to balicasag island and virgin island for 1500. I thought they are also our guide in snorkeling but NO! They bring us to a cottage where they give us brochure of the price of the snorkeling sites. There are 3 spots where you can snorkel. The... More 

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Thank Heckytory
Manila, Philippines
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a diver or just snorkeling, it is worth the cost to hire a boat to take you to Balicasag reef. Go to various areas around the island as the coral and marine life differs. Watch out for sea turtles :-)

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Thank jaymiedivine
Metro Manila, Philippines
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not good experience, very disappointed. We came there on a boat, we were looking for dolphins and decided to visit the beach too. VERY crowded. We sat on a table, we were approached by another boatman! Turned out that there is another set of boatmen to watch the turtles and to snorkel! So, we politely agreed. They were using small... More 

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Thank StellaMerced
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

My very 1st snorkelling experience! Its fun seeing the fishies and feeding them! The island was just beautiful when we went and on our way here we spotted 4 pilot whales who literally swam underneath our boat! I enjoyed my trip here so much not until I got stung by a jellyfish!!!

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Thank ClaireBearII
Cannes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Our guide there was nice but everything else is just good marketing trick. This "sanctuary" there is no sanctuary - there is trash on the bottom of the sea and locals are fishing there. Many dead corals, not so many fish. The prices are crazy- Filipino breakfast costs 450php and it's quality is not better than in cheap eatery. Many... More 

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