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Firefly Watching

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A romantic dinner at the floating restaurant and a magical tour with Firefly.
Iwahig River, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 December 2010

The place is a 30-45 minute land transportation from Puerto Princesa, and once you arrive in this attraction, you would have to ride a paddle boat through the mangrove river which sits 4 people. The boatman acts as your tour guide (mind you they are...More

17  Thank jennysp
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

I reccomend the firefly watching, but I booked a firefly "cruise" which I would not reccomend. First, the "cruise" must just mean that you cruise around on small boats. Where dinner is given is a boat, which 6 or 7 rows, with 4 people to...More

10  Thank LoveArtTravel
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Your tour will start in Iwahig, which is approximately 45 minutes away from Puerto Princesa. Upon your arrival, you will be introduced to the members of local community who helps preserve this region and run the firefly watching program. In the waiting area, you will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

enchanted place , watch the stars while sailing in the enchanted river where firefly amuse you on how they response on the laser light..

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here back in May of 2013. It was one of the best experience I had. Specially growing up I used to see this in the city. And now you cant see this anymore in the city.You have to go far on secluded area just...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip from city takes about 30 mins towards Iwahig river. While waiting for the paddle boat ride, there is an included dinner but the food quality isn't very good. I suggest to have light snack instead. The guide who paddles the boat gives very...More

Thank dpm59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m a solo female traveller and would recommend this to any travellers. Only downside the food is terrible, mystery meat essentially but just eat before you go and you’ll be right. I was worried about my fat butt fitting in the canoe or flipping the...More

1  Thank Voyager814920
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Duration: Pick up from the hotel at 5:45pm, firefly watching about 30mins, dinner for about 50 minutes, returned to hotel around 8:15pm. Tour: The driver dropped us off at Baywalk where all tour boats were gathered. We were on the first boat which had about...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most relaxing and romantic thing to do in puerto princesa is firefly watching while you are cruising the river during the night, and your boatman telling stories about firefly... You can also do stargazing at the same time... This also come with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked at short notice - three hours - through my accommodation, Citadel Bed and Breakfast as Go Palawan required a minimum of three days' notice. The minivan was supposed to arrive at 1825 to 1830 but came at 1832. After a oickup at Panya...More

1  Thank Victorianlad
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We did the firefly watching one night an I thought it was amazing. The staff were very knowledgable and it was an enjoyable experience. Only downsides were a fairly long wait time and the dinner we were given was very poor

Thank V3rno1983
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We booked through our hotel Best Western Ivywall, but I think they are all the same, albeit ours was falsely advertised as an intimate boat trip for 2 people. Our trip was peppered with problems from the start; - an hour delay with our boat...More

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11 August 2018|
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Response from samhein76 | Reviewed this property |
At your hotel or hostel or on the street in the town. You can book anywhere.
27 July 2018|
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Response from trippinorange | Reviewed this property |
This tour is all year round. If you’re lucky, you will even see planktons. Do the one at Baywalk.