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Apo Island near Dumaguete City provided by Esquieres Travel Day Tours

Apo Island near Dumaguete City

Apo Island near Dumaguete City
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from £92.51 per adult
About
Apo Island was a community-organized marine sanctuaries and was started when Dr. Angel Alcala, a marine scientist from the Silliman University Marine Laboratory introduced to the local fishermen the importance of creating a marine sanctuary in the area. Initially, there was hesitation, but after a dialogue, Dr. Alcala convinced the community to establish the sanctuary. Assisted by the staff of the SU Marine Laboratory in 1982, the locals selected an area along 450 meters of shoreline and extending 500 meters from shore as the sanctuary site. At present, the island is home to over 650 documented species of fish and estimated to have over 400 species of corals. Most of the Philippines' 450 species of coral can be found here, from tiny bubble corals to huge gorgonian sea fans and brain corals. Visitors and tourists pay a fee to enter Apo Island and to snorkel or dive in the marine sanctuary there. These fees are used to keep the sanctuary clean and in good condition.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
After pick up from your hotel, you will proceed to Apo Island where you will experience and swim with the marine habitat around the island. Apo Island is a marine reserve, protected by the National Integrated Protected Area Act and under the jurisdiction of the Protected Area Management Board. This island has become a popular dive site and snorkeling destination with tourists. There are two resorts on Apo Island, each with a dive center: Apo Island Beach Resort and Liberty's Lodge. There is also a ranger station and a lighthouse. A round trip private transportation, a motorized boat and a boatman will surely help you in this worry free unforgettable experience with sea creatures and habitat of the famous Apo Island.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 11857P17
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Round Trip Transportation from Dumaguete City • LGU Fees • Motorized Boat • Local Guide • Sanctuary Fee
Exclusions
Personal Expenses • Food
Duration
8h
Departure details
Location Name: Hotel or Seaport or Airport Location Address: Hotel or Seaport or Airport Return Location: Hotel or Seaport or Airport
Visayas, Visayas
Inclusions
Round Trip Transportation from Dumaguete City • LGU Fees • Motorized Boat • Local Guide • Sanctuary Fee
Exclusions
Personal Expenses • Food
Departure details
Location Name: Hotel or Seaport or Airport Location Address: Hotel or Seaport or Airport Return Location: Hotel or Seaport or Airport
Visayas, Visayas
Duration
8h
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

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Caroline G
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Snorkeling and swim with the turtles
Dec 2018 • Couples
A small island rich with marine reefs coral gardens turtles different kinds of fishes as if you’re swimming inside an aquarium with tropical fishes
Going to the island be ready to face waves riding in a small boat
No potable water in the island bring your bottle of drinking water
You can also buy bottled water in the island
Written 17 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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