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Balicasag Reef Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A beautiful reef with a large variety of marine life. Take care as it’s quite shallow in some areas at low tide. If you love to snorkel it’s well worth a visit. I would recommend staying a couple of nights at the only resort on...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank rassinda
Reviewed 20 July 2019 via mobile

We hired a local boat to get out there (1500 pesos for 4 of us) and it’s a half-hour ride to the island. The boat waited for us and looked after our bags etc while we went with a compulsory guide (500 per person) for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Bel-Ware
Reviewed 18 July 2019

We did it but it was a mistake. Reef is dead, there was one turtle which was pushed and touch by one of the boat guide so Chinese tourists would be satisfied. Horrible! Water was dirty and dark. Virgin island was nice but again full...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank GetLostProject
Reviewed 3 July 2019

Our experience was not so great given the fact that were a lot of dead corals and only tiny fish around. Must be from overfisihing around the island. However, we did see some turtles which made up for the sad reality we saw. The canteens/stores...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Discover572796
Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

Great snorkelling for all abilities. So many turtles and varieties of fish and coral. They don't allow you to swim from the shore even though you could and they charge 250 pesos for each section you snorkel in, but in a way I can understand...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Buttons55555
Reviewed 9 June 2019

when in balicasag you can see three things the reef and cliff ,the turtles and fish in big size all near each other in a rented boat ,better bring swimming shoes good for edgy stone and reef.thr coral is 10 feet but the cliff drop...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank enfuegorock
Reviewed 2 June 2019

Our group stopped at the island (as part of a longer boat tour) so we could snorkel and see some turtles (which we did see). Having seen turtles elsewhere, this was nothing special.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Fred T
Reviewed 29 March 2019

This is one of the places that was included in the Panglao Island Hopping Tour When we came here we where immediately told that we need to pay for the following 100/pax - environmental fee (we are aware of this) 150/pax - small boat fee...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ep0ng
Reviewed 22 March 2019 via mobile

If you’ve been snorkeling before this is not the place for you. Imagine 50 tourists in the water, banka boats right by your head and guides yelling “ look turtle”. What? A turtle?!?! One? Then all 50 tourists chasing down this one turtle?!?! There are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Rose A
Reviewed 19 March 2019

This was the third time I've done the Balicasag Island trip.The snorkeling was very good. But our boat operator left, possibly to see his girlfriend elsewhere on the island. We got horribly bored waiting at the so-called restaurant. I wouldn't eat anything there; as other...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Paubranco
7 February 2019|
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27 March 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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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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