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Firefly Watching in Puerto Princesa
Ranked #1 of 27 Tours in Puerto Princesa
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Owner description: A romantic dinner at the floating restaurant and a magical tour with Firefly.
Las Pinas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 688 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2013

My first encounter with firefly watching was in Malaysia. While the one in Malaysia has better facilities - this one is truly nature at its best. I hope they improve the access roads, facilties etc.

Visited March 2013
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Kauai, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Something to see at night”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

The tour included dinner, could not take pictures once on the canoe. The scenery around the river route is very beautiful and a day canoe tour should be made available.

Visited May 2013
Thank Joshua H
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Really enjoyed this wonderful tour, which started just as the sun was setting over Honda Bay. I had never seen fireflies before, so this was a first and how wondrous it was! The dinner provided during the tour was also wonderful. Highly recommend the tour.

Visited April 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Sparkly, peaceful, starry sky, trees and water!”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

It is the perfect things to do after the huge hassle of the Underground River Permit application we suffered through in the morning. We were taken there by a friendly trike driver we met the day before. It is 30 mins drive from the city proper and it may be dark at night but the roads are generally good. Upon arrival to the site it is well organized, pay for the fee, get a number and wait and then get to the boat, simple as that. The boat is small, fits 3 ppl only so be careful not to rock it. Our boat man is very knowledgeable about the fireflies, the stars and constellations that you can see in the clear sky, as well as the plant and animal life in the river. I had so much fun running my hands through the water to see the bio luminescent plankton light up the water. It is so serene being in the river in the evening, the fireflies are abundant and stunning and I really hope the the mangrove trees there stay for many many more years. Quite unconventional and a definite must-try.

Tip- try to avoid the large groups when visiting as you will wait for a long time since the boats can carry only 3 people at a time and they use only a few boats.

Visited May 2013
Thank Gi G
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Manila, Philippines
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“very nice experience”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

the Iwahig Firefly watching is approximately 30-45 minutes drive from the city.

me & my husband traveled with our 2 kids,5 & 3.they said the boat can only accommodate 3 people per boat.we asked them if our 3 yo can come with us since hes still so small,would not occupy any seat & does not have much wait.but despite our plea if our 3yo can ride the boat with us,they clearly siad NO!

As for the boat man especially Vincent,they are very educated people.They really know their stuff. They know the constellations,facts about the planets,the fireflies. They made our experience a very informative & enjoyable at the same time

Visited April 2013
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