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Jellyfish Lake

Koror, Koror Island, Palau
+680 488 2600
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If you plan to visit Palau to visit the Jellyfish Lake you may need to reconsider. Due to the... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Judith R
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Jellyfish Lake has been closed

I gave this a 'terrible' rating because of the fate of the jellyfish and not for the actual tour... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
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Koror, Koror Island, Palau
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you plan to visit Palau to visit the Jellyfish Lake you may need to reconsider. Due to the drought and El Nino the lake is now devoid of Jellyfish. Hopefully they will recover. There is still great snorkelling and diving in Palau.

1  Thank Judith R
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I gave this a 'terrible' rating because of the fate of the jellyfish and not for the actual tour. We were told that the jellyfish had died and the lake is now officially closed. There are other pockets of jellyfish apparently but those areas are...More

1  Thank Chez-from-Oz
Reviewed 1 April 2017

After the drought 2 years ago the jelly fish all died. Slowly they are coming back. Hopefully it won't take longef

Thank lisa w
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Due to the drought, and too many tourists, the stress on the jellyfish was too much. It is closed to allow the poor critters a break and a chance, we hope, to recover.

Thank ELizBoston
Reviewed 20 March 2017

not very interesting to visit at the moment. the jellyfish are supersmall so the divecenter didnt offer to go there. since not all of our group had already seen the jellyfish lake we were a bit disappointet. when there are lots of big jellyfish it’s...More

1  Thank Fdaugaard
Reviewed 17 March 2017

When we visited this famous lake last May, all the large jellies had died off due to an unrelenting drought in the area. The jellies need nutrients to be washed into the lake from the surrounding hills. This had not happened due to the unrelenting...More

1  Thank mariposa67
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Jellyfish lake is closed now due to the Jelly Fish all dying off. Likely due to over snorkeling and suntan lotion killing the marine life. Let is recharge but there are a ton of great things to do in Palua if you are a water...More

8  Thank CSMOHR
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This was one of the most spectacular, sublime places I have ever visited in the world. The dive shop from Dolphin Bay in Peleliu made sure to arrive early, before any crowds, and we had the lake to ourselves for most of the hour or...More

1  Thank BoulderLad
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Due to radical changes in weather last year, most of the jelly fish died and it is currently not possible to visit. They are expected to recover again, but it may not be before 2019 according to locals. Hang in, jelly survivors!

2  Thank Rainman06
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The tour operators will not visit jellyfish lake at this time because there are no jellyfish. Given that the permit is $100 it is nice that they don't just take your money. I was disappointed as this was the top attraction I wanted to visit...More

1  Thank Daveycp
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Midori A
Is jelly fish lake still open? Has anyone visited recently? My trip is next month, February. And I'm hoping to visit jelly fish lake!
15 January 2017|
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Response from Mechang L | Reviewed this property |
You can visit Jelly Fish lake personally but it is closed for tour agencies because of bustle
Hi there, I plan to visit Palau in Sep. I know the permit is $100, but can I go there myself by car and hike up there? Does Jellyfish permit including the use of Southern Lagoon (Rock Island)? O do I need to pay another permit for Southern Lagoon? Any spots I can go snorkeling myself? Thanks
19 July 2016|
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Response from Rmoore754 | Reviewed this property |
Do not waste your money on this trip. There are few jellies to be seen. You must take a boat to get to the lake. There are many places to snorkel. Sam's Tours is a great place and can take you anywhere.
Is it possible to visit this place with small children (1 and 4 years old) who are not yet able to swim? Can we even safely reach the lake with them, if we book a tour?
12 July 2016|
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Response from Rmoore754 | Reviewed this property |
Don't waste your time or money. There are few jellies, mostly small thumb sized. The kids would be disappointed. We were just there in June 2016.