Iwahig Firefly Watching

Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Iwahig Firefly Watching
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  • 9 Reviews
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  • 9 Reviewers
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Bianca M.
5.0 Stars

Of all the activities I did in Palawan, this one's my favorite! My parents used to tell me stories about fireflies and I am always curious of what they looked like. In Manila, there are no more habitat for fireflies, thus, I haven't seen one!

But this time, I told my self that I shouldn't miss the chance- since I am in Palawan, I should go see the most famous Firefly watching activity. And I was not wrong! Once you ride the paddle boat where there is a tour guide who paddles it manually (cause motor boats will shoo away the fireflies), you can already feel and love the nature vibes! I was shocked how the moon was so bright. No lights and cameras are allowed since the fireflies won't be visible with it. The guide also shares trivia about the constellations and of course, the fireflies. I have never imagined that I will see A LOT of fireflies! Like millions of them! Like what you'll see in fairy tales! GOSH I was so overwhelmed! I was so inlove with the place and I will never forget this experience.

I recommend this activity to all the people who will be visiting Palawan. One of a kind experience, indeed. Until now, I wasn't able to forget how beautiful it was. Truly, a Magical experience.

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Diana V.
5.0 Stars

You should not miss this if you are in Puerto Princesa. This trip was not part of our itinerary when we were there. Good thing our guide mentioned about this.

The boatmen/guides were very knowledgeable and very witty. The experience was so serene that I feel I am being lulled to sleep. When we were there, the sky was clear but unfortunately, the moon was bright which means that we only spotted very few fireflies.

Still giving this a 5☆ because this is the best night life gimmick I've had 128513. Will definitely be back when I have the chance.

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Ura P.
5.0 Stars

Saw two handsome kingfishers during the tour.

Boatmen are very knowledgeable.

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Mikko F.
4.0 Stars

Humorous and very knowledgeable. They made us laugh, reflect and know things i've never known. our guide, shared the history of the attraction, his life and how fireflies lives.

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Kacey T.
5.0 Stars

Lights off, lights on! A lkittle scary but you'll enjoy the fireflies and the star gazing.. Pretty amazing!

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Jonas R.
3.0 Stars

20 minute river tour with the fireflies. Unfortunately we went during a full moon thus fireflies light were less bright.

But thanks to red light, fireflies react and shine like Christmas lights in bakawan trees.

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Lea A.
4.0 Stars

This is a 30 minute paddle boat ride on 2 kilometers of brakish water (combination of salt & fresh water) along the mangroves. The trees light up & looks like a christmas tree due to the presence of fireflies (duh!). It's super nice! 128077

The boatman/guide is also knowledgeable & entertaining! Never a dull moment 128568 (All guides during our entire stay here in Palawan are impressive! Bongga at nakaka-aliw sila!)

Let me share what I learned:

▶ Male fireflies shine brighter than the females. The brighter the firefly, the more pogi he is (mas maraming chicks!)
▶ When their lights flicker fast, it means that the fireflies are making love.
▶ It's the firefly's abdomen part that lights-up.
▶ The brakish water is around 27 feet deep. Crocodilles don't exist here coz they're not swimmers. Chos!
▶ There are 34 kinds of Mangrove in the world, 32 of those are in Palawan.
▶ Our boatman also showed us the different constellations like the big dipper & orion's belt.
▶ Motorized boats are not allowed here to presserve the area and avoid pollution.

⤵ Only drawback is you can't take flash photography. Gudlak kung meron ka makuhanan sa dilim! 128514 Memories na lang! 128525128513

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Blue S.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Oliver E.
4.0 Stars

Fireflies and planktons that light up plus the food's not so bad either.

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