Dolphin Watching / Balicasag and Virgin Island Hopping is one fun activity you shouldn’t miss if you are visiting Bohol.
- Dolphin Watching
- Balicasag and Virgin Island Hopping
- Fish Feeding
Dolphin Watching / Balicasag and Virgin Island Hopping usually starts around 6:00 am as the dolphins only appear early morning until around 8:00 am. Pickup by the boat is usually in Alona Beach Area or in Dumaluan / Bohol Beach Club (Brgy. Libaong) area, whichever is nearer. Tourists staying in Danao, Panglao beach area can easily be picked-up from their respective beach resorts.
Aside from watching the dolphins in their natural habitat, one should not miss snorkeling in Balicasag Island. Feeding the wild, colorful and beautiful fishes around you is one unforgettable experience worth trying. If you are a non-swimmer, you can use the life-jackets available on the boats taking you from Panglao to the island. You can then snorkel in shallow areas near the beach but still abound with a lot of fishes of different types and colors.
Strolling around the Virgin Island is worth a try likewise. Going around the small island will take only about 15 – 20 minutes walk, or about 10 minutes jog. The sand is powdery around the island. You can also taste / eat fresh “suake”, a type of urchin which is eaten raw, in the island. Fresh buko juice, fried banana and other local delicacies is being sold by some vendors around the island as well.
About Balicasag Island
The island is part of the municipality of Panglao and is about 45 minutes to 1 hour trip by motorized boat from Alona Beach. It has a beautiful beach area, but not as powdery as in the main island of Panglao. Swimming, snorkeling and fist feeding are the most notable activities you can do on the island. It is a known dive spot also. It is said that Balicasag Island is shaped like a mushroom, an island with a smaller base supporting it.
There are a lot restaurants on the island where you can take your meals. They usually offer shrimps, squids, several kinds of fish and crabs among others, which tourists can then decide on how the staff of the restaurant will cook it. The price however for the meals is a bit expensive compared to restaurants on other areas in Bohol.
About the Virgin Island
Puntod Island or most commonly known as the Virgin Island is a small uninhabited island, about 20-minutes from Panglao. It is usually the second destination after Balicasag during the Dolphin Watching and Island Hopping activity.
Rates for the Dolphin Watching / Balicasag and Virgin Island Hopping will depend on the number of persons joining the group. For accurate package rates, kindly contact us at Globe: +63 915 421 6421; Smart: +63 912 839 0652; or SUN: +63 932 865 5289 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for tour arrangements and inquiries. You can also use the comment form below to send us your inquiries.
Inclusions of our packages:
– boat rental
– boat captain and boatman
– snorkeling gadget
– local guide in Balicasag Island