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“Fun, novel and interesting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Firefly Watching

Firefly Watching
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Firefly Watching in Puerto Princesa
Ranked #1 of 23 Tours in Puerto Princesa
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Owner description: A romantic dinner at the floating restaurant and a magical tour with Firefly.
London, United Kingdom
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“Fun, novel and interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

I love attractions that are a little bit different like this.

Going out in a small, intimate group (just me & my girlfriend plus a guide) on a dark tropical river surrounded by mangrove alone would have been fun. Add to that the firefly, and the clear view of the night sky full of stars and it makes for a very special trip.

The organisation is relaxed but efficient, waiting times are short. Despite being so close to nature and out on a river at night, it is perfectly safe and isn't physically demanding at all.

I'd recommend to anyone staying in the area.

Visited May 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

well worth doing, many tours available including dinner and transport. Make sure moey oes back to the eco community.

Well organised at the site. boats of 3 people with great guides take you out along the river telling you some amazing facts and showing the fire fies. Just like xmas trees!

Top tip: cover up and wear bug spray!

Visited April 2013
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“a sparkly tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Another very popular place - well worth the visit. We went out on a paddle boat so it was very serene. The trees looked like they were lit up with xmas lights and as the night was clear there were plenty of stars. Our guide was quite knowledgeable.

Visited April 2013
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“Appreciating nature at night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

This tour actually replaced our Mangrove Paddle Boat tour w/c was cancelled due to conflict w/ the time of our Underground River Tour. But I enjoyed this better since we also got to do both Mangrove paddle boat and firefly watching plus a free dinner at Baker's Kitchen w/c is a very nice restaurant. The road leading to Iwahig was quite creepy - dark and full of trees on both sides. As we reached the place, we didn't have to wait long before it's our turn to ride. I was quite hesitant at first. Riding a paddle boat in the water at night? But as we started, I got to appreciate the ambience - quiet, calm, and watching hundreds of firefies is just amazing.

Our boatman filled us up w/ info the whole ride and was very nice to answer our questions. We tend to take fireflies for granted or just see them as fun lighted insects to play with but we don't get to appreciate their real beauty. I feel close and respectful to nature after this trip. This is worth trying when you come to Palawan.

Visited April 2013
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“Nice experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Overall, i enjoyed the fire flies watching session.

Dinner is included as part of the tour. It was a nice experience to have dinner on a boat. My only negative comment for this tour is the crab they serve on the boat. Personally i don't recommend this because first it is difficult to eat the whole crab and secondly everybody need to wash their hands and all the water goes to the river - the oil and detergent.

Would be good if you serve food that is without bones and easy to eat to avoid people washing hand or you could ready a basin for everyone so that all the water will not go into the river.

Visited March 2013
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