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Balicasag Reef

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have hired a boat for 2500 from Bohol bee farm going to Balicasag Island. The sea was calm and the sky was clear. We waited for almost an hour to see a school of dolphins and we could not be happier. I was excited...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eteng2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see as this is one of the most pristine and beautiful reefs I have seen. Deep blue and so clear - must see whatever the cost.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Xanerin
Reviewed December 9, 2018

This island has some fantastic snorkelling and reef life experiences for everyone. Our guides were friendly and relaxed, the marine life top notch and we saw 2 turtles. On our island hopping trip we saw a large pod of dolphins😀

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve B
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

This is my second time to go balicasag island first time i took native small banka boat which was so raft noisey and seems not safe those arr really npisy boats u cant really enjoy the trip but thos time i find out thete is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank lopezkaraca
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Since my boyfriend is not into snorkeling or diving we just went there to see the island and just swim :D ... We really enjoyed the big waves there and the place, Not crowded or whatever. We went there by a group of individuals and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank gaytecho18
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

It is definitely a very beautiful site for snorkelling. However, we felt ripped off. My partner and I paid 2,500 for the outrigger to take us out to Balicasag and Virgin island from Panglao town center. We knew it was expensive but agreed on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Nguyen T
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

A fish sanctuary...you can do snorkeling or scuba diving and additional treat...dolphin watching. The locals are nice and hospitable. Be early to sail out so you can visit other island as well.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Joelliao
Reviewed June 13, 2018

We booked a tour on Alona Beach which included transfer, the boat, snorkelling at Balicasag Reef and the visit to White Island. We paid upfront and made sure there are no hidden charges. Our tour started at 9am so the dolphins were already gone, you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank adamson67
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

I had high expectations of Balicasag Island. Unfortunately the tour didn’t live up to expectations. Firstly, the boat ride there and back was very noisy (noise from the boat motor). Secondly, the food on the island is average and overpriced. I suggest you take your...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CraigM172
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Think its busier with tourists these days but great diving, big turtles and big swirls of jack fish! Coral not that amazing but people go for the turtles. Didnt get ripped off as others complain as I was diving and not on a snorkel tour

Date of experience: June 2017
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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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gzx5
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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footsieDylanHB
October 26, 2016|
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Response from busytravellingbee | Reviewed this property |
where are you staying if I may ask? If you are already in Panglao and you know how to bike you can rent one and just bike yourself to Alona Beach from there boats are waiting to get you to Balicasag then Virgin Island... More
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