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Firefly Watching

Iwahig River, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
+63 916 780 9118
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A romantic dinner at the floating restaurant and a magical tour with Firefly.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Iwahig River, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
+63 916 780 9118

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We hired a van to take us to this attraction. We can't imagine going there in a tricycle because it is far from town, the streets are not lighted and there's road construction. It rained during the day so, the road is muddy,too. We booked...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the best places I've been to. This was my target destination aside from the conservation center here in palawan. Hope visitors will be considerate enough to just be contented at watching the beauty of nature as not to disturb or harm it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience was so beautiful and amazing! We learned a lot. Our tour guide, Paul, did not only teach us about fireflies, he also taught us about the stars and constellations. It was very educational and I would recommend everyone not to skip this in...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1) find a tricycle driver 2) tell him you want him to take you to the Firefly Tour 3) haggle down to 650-750pesos round trip (for two people) 4) leave Puerto Princesa around 630-7pm. the drive takes about 45 minutes. 5) pay 600pesos for your...More

Thank ThuyLixTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely amazed during this tour! Though at first I was a bit scared because of the small boat that will take tourists to a pitch-dark river cruise (I was just overthinking what could happen or there might be some wild crocs around?? Lol.). Flashlights and...More

Thank Donzgel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a tour guide in Palawan, I can say this is one of the best tours I have experienced. Guests are treated by the sight of these wireless christmas trees and lights as they ride a canoe paddled by an expert firefly watching guide. You...More

Thank PalawanTourGuide
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very memorable night experience seeing all the Fireflies in the trees. They look like Christmas Lights! The guides say sometimes there are Bio luminescent plankton in the river, but unfortunately, there were none that night. Aside from Plankton, what was more striking...More

Thank Lean A
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My friend and I booked this excursion and were pleasantly surprised. We drove through beautiful landscapes getting there with a knowledgable guide (also a great singer) and the place was actually not as massively visited as we thought. We ate in a small restaurant there...More

Thank Jacq129
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Nothing like what we expected - absolutely blew our minds away. Very information tour starting at city baywalk then you go by boat to see the fireflies - Tour takes ~40 minutes. We were very lucky as there were loads of fireflies to be seen...More

Thank Samantha L
angelocayabo, General Manager at Firefly Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you very much for your review.... Hope that it would be helpful to everyone... It nice because it is a regular trip every night... Here at baywalk station Firefly watching

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Excellent trip with great food. Nighttime trip into the Mangroves to see the Fireflies glowing. Although they say you can take pictures but needs to be done with no flash. Stopped on way back to a floating restaurant for a buffet meal. Food was excellent.

Thank Ron C
angelocayabo, General Manager at Firefly Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you so much for your appreciation of our Firefly watching tour here at baywalk, and for our buffet dinner in the floating restaurant...

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can we see the fireflies in october ?
3 June 2017|
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Response from PalawanTourGuide | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is whole year round.
Hello! where can you exactly hire a trike going to firefly watching? upon arrival, where do we line up to avail of the tour? is that tour included in the 600php boat fee?
19 May 2017|
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Response from DanetteBorongan | Reviewed this property |
You can just hire a tricycle anywhere and ask Iwahig Firefly and they will try to negotiate the price for round trip. Ours was Php800. The Php600 is the boat ride for 3 persons already. You can pay at the registration booth... More
Hi. May I ask for your feedbacks regarding the dinner served during the firefly tour? I will be bringing a group of 50 to 60 in October 2017 with guests from Manila, US and Japan. Thank you very much.
18 April 2017|
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Response from nav795 | Reviewed this property |
If your guests are foreigners, and in big numbers as you indicated, it is advisable you arrange for dinner separate from what the tour organizer offers at the firefly site. All tour organizers send their guests to this... More