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US$186.60*
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Balicasag Island Day Trip
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Joiner Tours Available at Alona, Pawikan (Sea Turtle) Experience is a Heart Warming Memory

On my first day, I immediately went to alona beach and found some local guides offering tours. Since I was a solo traveler, I had to wait for some tours to be filled so I can join... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Miss G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On my first day, I immediately went to alona beach and found some local guides offering tours. Since I was a solo traveler, I had to wait for some tours to be filled so I can join them. I paid around 400 pesos for the boat rent (since it was only 5 of us). Our first stop was Balicasag Island.... More 

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Thank Miss G
Tacloban, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The island has a crystal clear water.It is the sanctuary of marine life. Suited for snorkling and diving. Also the people are very hospitable not to mention very friendly

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Thank _maryclydecabel
Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The island hopping tour is cheap (Php 300-400 each), but this island will surprise you with lots of extra charges, from snorkeling to boat hire, etc). Budget tip: walk to the white sand beach area and then swim your way to the corals. It's tiring but free (if you know how to swim).

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Thank Lawrence A
Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go but please respect it. The coral is dying because of ignorant tourists killing the reef with their feet. Swim, snorkel and soak up the beauty

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Thank MG5891
Castelldefels, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

As read in other references, there were quite a lot of snorkellers here, but i can't say much more about that. We came here for two dives, looking for corals, jackfish and turtles. We didnt have too much luck with expectations as we didnt see any jackfish, and only three turtles, but still the dives were quite enjoyable and with... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Snorkeling in balicasag is like a combination of Pescador and skeleton wreck experience. Dont forget to include the turtle island in your itinerary. I saw 7 massive turtles and 3 medium sized turtles. Discover scuba diving was offered in balicasag for the amt of 1500. Not bad. One thing i have noticed, you have to pay extra for this tour... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We hired a private boat from Alona beach for 2,000pesos (later found out you can get it for less at the tourist office). We thought would take us to the scuba spots but it took us to the beach where for 250pesos each (inc the entry fee of 100pesos each) a little boat will take you to a snorkelling spots... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The boat ride going there was 1200 for 5 people. We stopped over midway going to the island for the dolphin watching. The view was spectacular. It is a must-see for the children. The guide was helpful during the boat ride and also in taking our pictures. However, the guide accidentally fell on the boat when he was already about... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

After having spent an incredible week snorkelling at Moalboal we came to Alona Beach, and decided to try the Balicasag and Virgin Island trip. We paid 1500php for the boat to take us to the islands, and we knew in advance that the meals at the island were expensive so we packed our own, we also knew that we would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Scene is great. Snorkelling is fun with the beautiful shorelines and marine wildlife such as fishes and corals. Scenery is very breathtaking and so is the weather. However, entrance to snorkelling is a bit expensive

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