Call It Paradise – Pamilacan Island Day Tour
Situated in the heart of Bohol Sea, Pamilacan Island is unknown to tourists yet! The island offers amazing spots for snorkeling and has a mesmerizing white sand beach. You will absolutely value the serenity the Pamilacan Island has to offer. This tour will allow you to explore the paradise-like island known for its abundant marine life. Witnessing the mind-blowing tricks of the adorable dolphins during the boat voyage from Panglao Island will surely brighten your day!
Feels like a paradise stuck in time, Pamilacan will welcome us to immerse in its tropical serenity. We’ll meet a local family who will be hosting us for an authentic Boholano lunch inspired by the island, and they will also tour us around the island. Let yourselves savor the remaining leisure time to lounge on the beach, enjoy some drinks, and chill in the turquoise ocean.
- Dolphin Watching
- Snorkeling with turtles
- Homemade Filipino Lunch
- Relaxing day at Pamilacan Beach
- A glimpse into the Pamilacan Island lifestyle
06:00 – Depart from Zula Bohol
06:15 – Arrive at Dumaluan Beach, start boat ride
07:30 – Arrive in Pamilacan, coffee and rest stop
08:00 – Guided snorkeling
10:00 – Free time in the village
11:00 – Lunch
12:30 – Depart from Pamilacan
13:30 – Arrive back to the mainland
13:45 – Arrive back at the hostel
(Note: All given times of departure and arrivals may vary.)
Good to Know
- Pick up Points: Zula Bohol or Glebe Coffee
- Things to bring: Hat, water, sunscreen, Swim Suit, Towel, Ear plugs (for the boatride), mosquito repellent
- Snorkeling Gear is provided but you can also bring your own
- In the event of bad weather, cancellation of all island hopping is upon the discretion of the Philippine Coast Guard.
- All snorkeling activities do not guarantee that marine species are present at all times, same with Dolphin Watching activity.
- Tour Coordinator
- Entrance fees
- Morning coffee
- Snorkeling Gear
How long is the boat ride?
It’ll take one hour each way.
Where is Pamilacan Island?
Pamilacan is situated in the Bohol Sea, and is a part of Baclayon Municipality.
How to get to Pamilacan Island?
Pamilacan Island is accessible via private boat charters, or via the Loay Boat Charter.
Is the long boat ride worth it? What is unique in Pamilacan Island?
Absolutely, the long boat ride is definitely worth it. Not only does the journey provide a unique opportunity to bond with fellow travelers, but the potential sighting of playful dolphins adds an element of excitement and joy. As for Pamilacan Island, it offers a distinctive blend of natural beauty, rich marine life, and local culture that sets it apart from other destinations.
Can we see dolphins, turtles or whale sharks at any time of the day?
All snorkeling activities do not guarantee that marine species are present at all times.
What is the best time to visit Pamilacan Island?
It’s all year round but we highly recommended leaving early in the morning due to the sea condition in the afternoon.
Where can I leave my belongings while I’m at the beach?
Your tour coordinator will be in the lunch place the whole time but you can bring a small waterproof bag for your important belongings (wallet, mobile phone, camera). Extra clothes, towels, etc. can stay in the lunch place during the whole duration of the snorkeling activity.
Are there shower rooms and toilets in the lunch venue in Pamilacan Island?
During the tour, you will have ample opportunities to enjoy swimming, and it’s entirely possible to return to Abraham with your bathing suit on. Please note, the lunch venue does include bathroom facilities, although they are quite basic and include a simple toilet and shower.