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Awesome Kayak Tour to an Underwater Paradise

The whole tour was amazing. We took a kayak tour to Mandarin Fish Lake. Then we were able to... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
World Best Snorkeling Place

I can't swim but I've been snorkel at Maldives, Phuket, Egypt etc, Palau Mandarin Fish Lake is the... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I saw Mandarin fish lake as part of a kayaking trip. It is a secluded lake, accessible only by kayak. Fortunately, the guide was able to point out the elusive tiny mandarin fish and to take a picture of it. Otherwise, probably would not have...More

Thank kangatashi
Reviewed 8 February 2018

The whole tour was amazing. We took a kayak tour to Mandarin Fish Lake. Then we were able to snorkel in the lake. The snorkeling was pretty amazing and the lake was so serene.

1  Thank AnchorageMelissa
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I can't swim but I've been snorkel at Maldives, Phuket, Egypt etc, Palau Mandarin Fish Lake is the best among them! Once you jump into the crystal clear water, you don't need any bread in your hand, all the fishes would come to you and...More

Thank PY J
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The fish are there but without a trained eye helping you, the chances of seeing one is slim. The lake however is gorgeous and worth the trip. The coral spectacular.

Thank Jesalee
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I dove in about 8 feet of water and was able to see multiple mandarin fish alongside Sam's Tours docks. If you dive this would be a very easy sport, they apparently mostly come out around dusk though I saw them during the day -...More

Thank Zigmom04
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Everyone who snorkel s should visit this marine lake. It gives new meaning to clear water. The quantity and variety are unbelievable

1  Thank lisa w
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We also asked Sam's Tours to take us here on one of our kayaking snorkeling days. A great choice as even if there had not been any mandarin fish, this would have been one of our top travel experiences ever. So many fish, starfish, neon...More

1  Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I saw so many different species of fish including the beautiful Mandrin fish, also small purplely blue clams, orange star fish and beautiful corals. The colors were amazing.

Thank nanci60
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I went to Mandarin Fish Lake kayaking with my partner. It is an oasis of peace and beauty with excellent snorkelling and birdwatching. We didn't see the mandarin fish unfortunately, yet, the place is worth the visit.

Thank Ali_the_Westie
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We took a kayak tour through Sam's Tours and requested we visit Mandarin Fish Lake so we could take some pictures of the famous mandarin fish! Immediately upon entering the lake with our masks and snorkels, our guide showed us an area in the shade...More

Thank foxegurl266
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