6.30 AM - 7.45 AM
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Pickup info

Pick up and drop off is included for Hotels in Dumaguete, up to and including Bacong.  Alternatively, the meeting place is usually Awesome Desserts, on the Boulevard in Dumaguete. Just take a seat and advise the waitress you are waiting for your tour guide.

Any resorts or hotels South of Bacong,(Dauin and Zamboanguita) will require an extra transportation charge on the rate. If you are not sure if the hotel/resort falls in the 'no charge zone', contact us and we will advise.  Additional Transportation Fees are minimal.

Booking notes

Bookings, with payment and complete details as requested below, should be made a minimum of 3 days before your planned tour date.   

Booking Note: Bookings are confirmed on the basis of travellers providing all the required information.  Failure to provide the information may result in your booking being cancelled and refunded.

Please use the Special Request box on our Booking Page to add the required information:-

  • The names, date of birth and nationality of ALL people in your party.
  • The name of the hotel where you will be staying, for Pick-up
  • A Packed Lunch of Baguette Sandwich, snack and drink.  Please advise us of any dietary requirements a minimum of 48 hours before the Tour of your food choice
  • The Tour Operator reserves the right to request proof of age, for any child booked as 12 years of age and under, and to request additional payment if said child is found to be older than the age they were booked as.

 

When you receive your Booking Voucher, print it out and keep it with your other important travel documents.   Make a note of the Tour Operators Contact Number, in case you need to contact them

It is the traveller's responsibility to advise of ANY changes, to the hotel or pick up point, a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour pick-up time, by contacting the Tour Operator direct (number on the Booking Voucher). We can not guarantee that last minute changes can be accommodated as the office of our Tour Operator shuts at 5.30pm and pick-ups start at 6.45am

 

  • The tour operator may contact you, or the hotel where you are staying, 1 day before the tour date to reconfirm a pick-up time.   If you do not hear from the Tour Operator you should be ready for collection at 6.45am.

Please ensure that you read and understand the Itinerary, Participants Guidelines, Children's Policy, Amendment Policy and Cancellation Policy

This snorkeling trip to Apo Island is specifically for people who are visiting or staying in Dumaguete. 

A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour but it can be possible to add you to an existing tour, so please inquire if you are a solo traveller.  For groups larger than 20 people, please inquire. 

Tour Inclusions:

  • Local Tour Guide, English or Tagalog Speaking (Chinese speaking & other language speaking Guides are possible but require a minimum of 7 days notice & an additional fee)
  • Transportation (see notes on Pick-up Location)
  • Complimentary Packed Lunch (advise us of any dietary requirements a minimum of 24 hours before the Tour)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Snorkeling Equipment

Total Tour Time is 8-9 Hours + Travel

Apo Island is a volcanic island, 7km's from Negros.  Apo Island is surrounded by a stunning marine sanctuary, which is protected by the National Integrated Protected Area Act (NIPA) and under the jurisdiction of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB).

Apo Island Snorkeling tour, Dumaguete, Philippines Apo Island Philippines

Apo Island's Marine Sancturay hosts more than 650 documented species of fish and over 400 of the 450 species of corals found in the Philippines, making it one of the most diverse marine worlds.  The Entrance Fee paid by travellers and guests are used to keep the sanctuary clean and in good condition

After collection from your hotel in Dumaguete, and a thrilling boat ride to Apo Island, you can enjoy several hours of fine snorkeling amongst the fish, corals and hopefully Sea Turtles!

 

There are two options offered for this tour and this may be dependent on a majority decision, particularly if guest are joining a larger group.

Option 1: After the first snorkel, the boat can drop guests on to the island itself to enjoy a lunch of baguette sandwiches and refreshments.

After lunch guests can continue to stay on the island for approximately 2 hrs, to enjoy the beach, take a walk or snorkel from the beach. After which the boat will pick everyone up and start the journey back.


Option 2: Stay on the boat for the whole tour, taking lunch on the boat and putting in 2-3 different stops around the Island for snorkeling.

This is a whole day tour and can not be offered as a half day tour

  • Physicality: Medium
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.

    Low

    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

    Medium

    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

    High

    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Group size: from 2 to 20 people
  • Pickup location: 

    Pick up and drop off is included for Hotels in Dumaguete, up to and including Bacong.  Alternatively, the meeting place is usually Awesome Desserts, on the Boulevard in Dumaguete. Just take a seat and advise the waitress you are waiting for your tour guide.

    Any resorts or hotels South of Bacong,(Dauin and Zamboanguita) will require an extra transportation charge on the rate. If you are not sure if the hotel/resort falls in the 'no charge zone', contact us and we will advise.  Additional Transportation Fees are minimal.

  • Pickup time: (6.30 AM - 7.45 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (4.15 PM - 5.15 PM)

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary

(itineraries may be subject to change, dependent on weather or sea conditions and if you are joining a larger group)

6:45am pick up from hotel and transfer to Dauin

(Note: Pick up time may change and can be as late as 7.45AM, if there are a number of Traveller groups joining the same tour, as pick-ups could be from a range of areas)

7:30am the boat leaves Dauin for Apo Island (approx. 45 min ride)


8:30-3:00pm Apo Island snorkeling with two tour options to choose from (this may be dependent on a majority decision, particularly if guest are joining a larger group - please see above for options)


3:30-4:00pm arriving back at Dauin

4:15-5:00pm drop off by the hotel

Total Tour Time is 8-9 Hours + Travel

Cancellation Policy

  • If a Guest cancels more than 48 hours prior to tour date a full refund with be given less 500php Administrative Charge per Person.
  • If a Guest cancels less than 48 hrs prior to the tour date they will receive a 75% refund
  • If a tour is cancelled by the Tour Operator, Guests will receive a full refund or credit towards a rescheduled tour

Children policy

Children between the ages of 1-7years will be charged at 500PHP (when booking just book for the adults in your party and advise us of how many children in the party are between 1-7years in the Travellers Request box on the 2nd page; we will adjust your booking and advise you, by email of the final cost)

Children between the ages of 8-12 years will be charged at 50% of adult rate (when booking, add the number of adults and children, and then select the child's age/s)

Children who are 13years and above, are considered adults for the purposes of this tour. 

** The Tour Operator reserves the right to request proof of age, for any child booked as12 years of age and under, and to request additional payment if said child is found to be older than the age they were booked as.

Participant Guidelines

It is recommended that Guests bring the following:-

  • Swim wear and towels, for those who sunburn easily a rashguard may be sensible
  • Swim shoes
  • Sarong and cover-ups
  • Change of clothing, if you're uncomfortable in damp clothing
  • Sun hat and Sunscreen
  • Mosquito Repellant
  • Cash for souvenirs, or additional snacks and beverages you may wish to purchase

Please follow the instructions of your Guide with regards to where you are allowed to go on Apo Island and on the issue of flash photography; which is restricted in some dive/snorkeling areas.