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Firefly Watching Tour

Enjoy the magical sight of the fireflies amidst the mangroves. Taking place just before dusk, this tour allows you to get closer to nature and, in particular, the dazzling and flickering insects known as "Fireflies" or "Lighting Bugs". Fireflies live in abundance amongst the mangroves, which are perfectly situated along the banks of the Sicsican River. This tour will take you through a 10 meter wide stretch of the mangrove perimeter and will last approximately 40 minutes. Experience the beauty of Puerto Princesa Bay at night, while having your dinner on board after your firefly watching tour. A romantic & unique activity. 
Redemption Instruction:
Please be at hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the pick up time. While waiting for the tour coordinator, please approach the hotel concierge and inform them that you have shcheduled tour today and waiting for the tour pickup. 
For assistance, please call hotline numbers; mobile 09778554429 (Globe) or 09395168998 (Smart) 
For any last-minute changes, emergencies and other matters, please contact Explore Island at 09778554429 or email us at exploreislandpalawan@gmail.com

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation of Bookings can be done at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled tour except in the event of natural phenomenon or due to cases beyond reasonable control, otherwise the following cancellation must applied:
No cancellation fee if cancelled 48 hours prior departure date
50% cancellation fee if cancelled within 48 hours
100% cancellation fee if cancelled within 24 hours or NO SHOW

Terms and Conditions:

This tour requires a minimum of 2 persons per booking. If you would like to book this tour for less than 2 people, the price to pay is for 2 adults. 

Child Policy
Free of charge for children below 3 years old
Discounted rate is extended for children with ages 3 to 6 years old
Adult price will be applied for child 7 years old and above.
Childrend from all ages must be accompanied by an adult

Booking confirmation will be sent upon receipt of payment.
Duration of tour hours include pick-up and drop-off.
Activities done beyond the scope of the itinerary are no longer the responsibility of the tour operator.
Please take note that timing and itinerary is subject to change due to weather, traffic conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Management reserves the right to rebook to another date due to force majeure and bad weather conditions.
No exchange or refund, in full or in part, will be given for any unused portion or part of the tour or services.

Product Highlights:
Lighting Bugs 
Sicsican River 
Bay Cruise
FloatIng restaurant with onboard entertainment

The tour is done at night as the glow the fireflies emit can better be seen during this time. A tour coordinator will pick you up from your hotel at around dusk, 5:30pm. Be sure to be at the lobby of your hotel at least 10 minutes before your pick up schedule, should there be any changes on the schedule, we will inform the hotel's reception of your exact pick up time on the same day of your tour. Once all the remaining guests in your tour group has been picked up, you will then proceed to the jump off point for the cruise at Baywalk wharf. The motorized boat will take you to Sicsican River for the firefly watching activity. Travel time is about 20 minutes from Baywalk Wharf. You will be transferred to another boat for firefly watching activity. If boats are readily available to accommodate your tour group, you will then proceed to having your cruise on the river; this lasts about an hour. A guide who will accompany you during the length of the cruise are often the village locals and will also serve as your tour guide. He will provide you information about the fireflies and will bring you to their resting place so you can marvel at them. If you're lucky, you might even be able to catch one of them but, make sure to release them back so they can still breed and increase their numbers. Once the cruise is over, you will be transported to the Floating Restaurant for your dinner. They serve sumptuous FIlipino meals that you will definitely enjoy with live entertainment while on board. Please note that Dinner maybe searved before or after the firefly watching activity. After everyone is done with their meals, you will then head back to your hotel.

Important Info
Price exclude Eco Tourism Development Fee (ETDF) amounting Php150 per person,  Tips or gratuiy (Not compulsory), Other arrangement made directly to our operator.
Tour may be cancelled due to weather conditions. 
Please take note that timing and itinerary is subject to change due to weather, traffic conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Should you want to bring some important things, please ensure to use a dry bag.
Bring insect-repellant lotion and sunscreen lotion, hats, caps or scarf for heat protection,  coins and smaller bills (Philippine currency) for purchases in variety – sundries stores, separate bags for wet clothing, and medications with prescriptions (if there are any).   
Be conscious of your waste. These travel destinations deserve protection, extra care and respect. We are all part of the massive effort of the country to keep these sights pristine; Reusing, recycling, not littering, segregating waste (biodegradable from non-biodegradable) are some of the simples ways we can help.   

Start Time: 1730
End Time: 2100
Available Pick Up Time: 

Sicsican River Firefly Waching

  • Shared airconidtioned van transfer
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Boat fee
  • Buffet dinner at floating restaurant with entertainment
  • Life vest
  • Eco Tourism Development Fee (ETDF) amounting Php150 per person,
  • Tips or gratuity (Non compulsary),
  • Other arrangement made directly with our operator.

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