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Caticlan: Private Airport Transfer From/To Boracay

1. Caticlan: Private Airport Transfer From/To Boracay

Enjoy a pre-arranged private transfer service between Caticlan Airport accommodation in Boracay. With this service, avoid the hassle of negotiating taxis fares or navigating the public transportation system with heavy bags. Meet your driver who will be holding a sign with your name on it, either at the airport or in your hotel lobby. If your accommodation is not accessible by a vehicle, you may be asked to wait on the main road.  If arriving at the airport, take the fast-track lane to process terminal fees, taxes, and ticket purchase for the public ferry ride from Caticlan Airport to the island of Boracay. Then, take a 30-minute electric tricycle ride between the ferry terminal and your accommodation in Boracay. (Itinerary is reversed for transfers to the airport). Choose to upgrade to an air-conditioned ferry or van ride instead of the tricycle as an add-on upon booking.

Cebu City: Whale Shark Swimming & Kawasan Falls Canyoneering

2. Cebu City: Whale Shark Swimming & Kawasan Falls Canyoneering

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime swimming experience with whale sharks. Your private guide will take you on a scenic journey from Cebu's East Coast to the town of Oslob to capture a sight of this magnificent fish. Snorkel and swim alongside these gentle giants in their natural habitat. After swimming alongside your new fish friends, you'll arrive at Badian for lunch before your canyoneering adventure. You'll travel to the jump-off point and swim, climb, rappel, and more all over Badian's picturesque cliffs—don't miss an opportunity to jump off cliffs as high as thirty feet.  Come down from your heart-pounding jumps with a relaxing swim in the beautiful waters of the beautiful and serene Kawasan Falls. You'll be brought back to your hotel carrying priceless memories and the thrill of adventure in your heart.

Boracay: Island and Beach-Hopping Boat Tour with Snorkeling

3. Boracay: Island and Beach-Hopping Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Explore Boracay in comfort and style with a 5.5-hour island hopping boat tour. Incorporate both exploration and relaxation into your day with opportunities to swim, snorkel and sunbathe at sites such as Crystal Cove Island, Crocodile Island, Magic Island, Puka Beach, and Balinghai Beach. Visit various white sand beaches, coves and little islands with your bilingual guide, who will escort you to the best snorkeling spots in the area. The island is surrounded by beautiful coral and diverse marine wildlife such as colorful wrasses, moray eels and sea snakes. The tour includes various stops. Visit Crystal Cove, a small private beach with two coves and white sand beaches. Splash around and snorkel in the clear, shallow waters just off the shore. Cliff dive and pose in front of clean waters at Magic Island, while you can sunbathe at the popular beaches of Puka Beach and Balinghai Beach.

Bohol: Dolphin & Sea Turtle Watching Island Hopping Tour

4. Bohol: Dolphin & Sea Turtle Watching Island Hopping Tour

Visit the must-see spots of Bohol with this early bird 5.5-hour island hopping tour. The Banca boat will take you to Balicasag Island and Virgin Island both famous for their marine lives, green-blue waters, and clear snorkelling sites. After your hotel pick-up, sail out to Balicasag Island where you can spot different species of dolphin and other marine life. If you are lucky, you can enjoy up-close sightings of dolphins jumping in and out of the water, and maybe even sea turtles. Get closer to the fish and coral reefs during a snorkelling trip in the crystal clear waters. Next, head out to Virgin Island for a stroll along the beautiful white sandbar. Grab the chance to snap a photo of the blue sky and emerald clear waters before returning to Bohol at approximately 11 AM.

From Cebu: Private Whale Shark Tour & Tumalog Falls Option

5. From Cebu: Private Whale Shark Tour & Tumalog Falls Option

Travel via private car charter to Oslob where you'll get up close to the friendly whale sharks on your trip to Cebu. This slow-moving filter-feeding carpet shark is one of the largest known fish species - and a true sight to behold. On the trip, get to snorkel and swim with the whale sharks. To begin your adventure, wake up bright and where you will be picked up in your hotel lobby at 3 AM. Take a scenic drive along the Southern Cebu coastline. Once you arrive in Oslob, get your snorkeling gear and hop in the water for your whale shark encounter. After a briefing regarding what to look for and basic safety rules, enjoy your time in the beautiful ocean filled with amazing sea creatures. Take your time to get used to the water and snorkeling gears and have a truly unique experience of making friends with Oslob's famous whale sharks. At the end of the experience, enjoy a local lunch to recharge your energy.  Return back to your accommodation in Cebu by around 1-2 PM with a convenient private transfer. Upgrade your tour to include a 1-hour full body relaxing massage. Choose from the signature Swedish, Shiatsu, or Thai Massage. Soothe your mind and energize your body after a long day of traveling. Alternatively, after your Whale Shark experience, upgrade your tour to visit Tumalog Falls. Your tour guide will take you for a hike and motorcycle ride to see unique rock formations and clear water falling from the top. Return to Cebu City/Mactan by 4 PM.

Full-Day Bohol Excursion (Departs from Cebu)

6. Full-Day Bohol Excursion (Departs from Cebu)

Discover the Island of Bohol by taking a convenient one hour and forty five minute ride on a fast ferry. Be amazed by the Chocolate Hills, a rolling terrain of no less than 1,268 giant mole hills, then stop by the Blood compact site to take photos. Visit the Bilar man-made forest, then stop at Baclayon Church, the oldest stone church in the country. Then board the Loboc River Cruise and enjoy a buffet lunch.

Boracay: Introduction to Scuba Diving Experience

7. Boracay: Introduction to Scuba Diving Experience

Get an introduction to diving at one of the best scuba diving spots in the world on this activity from from Station 1 beach in Boracay. Dive to 6 meters with 3 hours activity that includes orientation, training, and a dive with an instructor.  Choose from a dive at 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM. Meet your Dive Master at Willy's Rock on Station 1 beach to begin your orientation. Receive step-by-step training and hop aboard a boat that will take you to the diving spot.  Have help with putting on your high-quality diving gear, including the air regular which is attached to your back. Jump in the water and uncover the hidden world beneath the waves.  Walk on the ocean floor at Boracay Island with your Dive Master that will be with you during the entire dive. Look at the stunning marine life before surfacing and getting back on the boat. Take home a certificate that recognizes the completion of your fun dive and some photos and videos of you underwater.

Cebu: Osmeña Peak and Kawasan Falls Tour

8. Cebu: Osmeña Peak and Kawasan Falls Tour

Enjoy a pickup from your hotel and start the day with this exciting tour to Cebo south.  The first stop is Osmeña Peak, the highest peak in Cebu with a cluster of green jagged hills and an elevation of around 1,000 meters above sea level. Take an easy hike to the peak where you are able to watch the sunrise and get a birds-eye view of Cebu.  Before the tour continues, take a break and enjoy lunch at Kawasan. The Kawasan Falls is 131 feet high and considered one of the most beautiful falls in the Philippines. Take a refreshing dip at the picturesque falls and try adventurous dives.  Come back to your accommodation in Cebu by approximately 6 PM.

Boracay: Private Island Hopping & Snorkeling Tour

9. Boracay: Private Island Hopping & Snorkeling Tour

Explore Boracay in comfort and style with a private island hopping boat tour. Incorporate both exploration and relaxation into your day with opportunities to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe at the most popular beaches and islands of Boracay. You and your group can have more flexibility on which places to visit and how long you would like to stay at each stop because this tour is private. Explore signature islands such as Crocodile Island with your bilingual guide, who will escort you to the best snorkeling spots in the area. Visit Crystal Cove, a small private beach with two coves and white sand beaches. Splash around and snorkel in the clear, shallow waters just off the shore. Cliff dive and pose in front of clean waters at Magic Island, and sunbathe at the popular Puka Beach and Balinghai Beach. Relax as you take in the views all around the island. Enjoy a local-style seafood buffet as well if you choose the add-on for your tour.

From Bohol & Panglao Island: Full-Day Bohol Tour

10. From Bohol & Panglao Island: Full-Day Bohol Tour

Explore some of the Philippines’ most beautiful landscapes and countryside in this tour of the island province of Bohol. Start with a visit to the Blood Compact Site in Tagbilaran City, and see the place where the Spaniards and Filipinos created friendly relations and ties through a blood ritual. From there we will head towards the Baclayon Church and Museum in the town of Baclayon, considered one of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines. Admire this old stone church and its religious relics dating back to the early 16th century. Later, watch local craftsmen as they make bolos and other handmade metal crafts in the town of Loay. See local men and women weave Nipa leaves into roofing materials, before visiting a typical Boholano home, the Clarin Ancestral House. Walk along the Loboc River, and keep your eyes open along the water for a Tarsier, the smallest monkey in the world. Feel the coolness of the air and gaze at the thousands of painstakingly planted mahogany trees in the man-made forest of Bilar. From there, feast your eyes on the breathtaking Chocolate Hills, a collection of over 1,200 clustered green hills that turn brown during dry season. This amazing site has been proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Loboc-Loay River, and take in the beautiful panorama of Nipa palm trees. Enjoy lunch on board during the cruise, and watch the amazing landscape pass by.

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What people are saying about Visayas

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 565 reviews

I loved this sunset cruise experience! not only is it great to be out in the water, but the snorkeling over the coral reef was wonderful. I saw so many fish all colors and sizes. I wish I knew what they were. lots of folks took advantage of the kayak and the paddle board. there was a little misting of rain and we got to see a rainbow. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos. on the boat a guitar player serenaded us with some lovely songs. overall I think this is a must do!

We did a private island hopping tour with Mark as our tour guide. He was able to learn as a lot about Boracay and the surroundings. We visited beautiful area's and enjoyed a lovely bbq lunch. Mark has a great sense of humor and love and passions for the island which shows. It's was the first time on a trip like this for our parents and he had a lot of patience. Thanks again for this amazing experience and we highly recommend this tour and company!!

This is one of the BEST service that I have tried in the Philippines. Let me say this in Filipino / Tagalog for the benefit of the Filipino users or future customers. Maganda ang serbisyo nila, super sulit at super alaga ka. Totoong hassle free. Areas of improvement lang is kulang sila sa tao kaya ung luggage namin from Jetty Port to Caticlan ay walang sumalubong. But overall, it was a very pleasant experience, highly recommended.

started early morning at 3a.m. with our private tour, the weather was not really friendly to us but everything went smoothly and fantastic, thanks to our SUPER DRIVER ,our private guide" Guille" he made perfect our day a very kind person and very attentive. We enjoyed and satisfied with our whale sharks and waterfalls day tour, was a fantastic experience

Justine our guide was very helpful on this boat-hopping tour. She made sure to check in with everybody. She accommodated people's wishes and ran the tour in a way that best suited the overall group. She looked after us very well.