Abatan River Tours

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The Abatan River in Bohol winds its way through the town of Antequera to the town of Balilihan for an estimated length of 12 miles (20 kilometers). In the past, before the roads were developed in this area, the river served as a waterway for local people to reach the towns.

These days, the government has opened up Abatan River to the eco-tourism trade, with kayak and boat trips allowing visitors to explore the lush green scenery that the river has to offer. However, one of the most fascinating highlights of the Abatan River occurs at night, when a dazzling light show courtesy of thousands of fireflies illuminates the night sky. This spectacle has long been known to the locals, and it is only in recent years that visitors from other parts of the country and the world have come to witness it.

An evening firefly watching tour will navigate you through the mangroves to witness one of nature’s most incredible shows. Ideal for couples, private river cruises are available and often include a romantic dinner.

Practical Info

There is an Abatan River visitors center located in Cortes for more information about the history and wildlife of the river.

Did You Know? The Abatan River is one of Bohol’s three main rivers and serves as the main drainage system in the area.
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Address: Abatan River, Bohol, Philippines
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Private Bohol Evening Firefly Watching Cruise

Experience a magical evening watching the flickering glow of thousands of fireflies during this 4-hour excursion featuring dinner and a private, guided firefly-watching cruise on the Abatan River. Enjoy a delicious dinner of gourmet organic food on Panglao Island before taking a relaxing private boat cruise to witness this incredible natural sight. As your boat navigates through the mangrove forests of the area, your guide will help put this beautiful “light show” into context. Your trip also includes round-trip transport from Bohol hotels, entrance fees and dinner.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$114.99
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Abatan River Firefly Tour Bohol

Join the wonderful Abatan firefly tour to see the fireflies that can seen in the darkness around the Abatan River. On the Abatan River, you can enjoy an unforgettable experience of seeing the magical glow in the dark of a firefly, one of which is hard to see at another place. As the starlight strikes the Abatan River, you can see the fireflies like a Christmas tree in the Menggrove forest that you can see around it. As information, this is a group tour of 20 people on a boat.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$40.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$40.00

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