The best snorkeling is available at APO Island! It takes 30 minutes to travel south from Dumaguete to Malatapay, the departure point, where a pumboat will carry you to APO Island for a further 30 minutes. We’ll head to Turtle Point, where you may swim with turtles, pawikan, or simply observe them from the shore. Lunch is served at Liberty’s Resort or the quaint Apo Island Beach Resort. If you’re still up for the challenge, we’ll put you through a 30-minute hike to the Habagat Trail, where you’ll be rewarded with a sweeping panorama of the coastline and marine sanctuary. Swim, beachcomb, or simply relax at the white sand beach for the remainder of the day before returning to the mainland by mid-afternoon. We advise leaving early for APO on days when the waves are rough and choppy so you can get back to the mainland faster.

Trip Highlights

  • Your snorkeling trip will take you to explore the Apo Island’s colorful coral reefs with an opportunity to spot sea turtles.
  • A local tour guide will be with you during your tour. The guide can speak English or Tagalog.
  • Pick-up and drop-off are included for hotels located within Dumaguete. There will be a surcharge for hotels outside the city.
  • Set lunch will be served on the island. Participants are required to inform ahead for any dietary requirements. Complimentary tea, coffee, water, and bananas will also be provided.
  • Entrance fees are already included. Snorkeling equipment and life jacket will be provided.
  • Guests must bring swimming gear, extra clothing, sunscreen, and mosquito repellant.

Participants of the Apo Island Snorkeling Tour are required to follow the instructions of the local guide during the entire duration of the tour. The use of flash photography might be prohibited in some areas during your snorkeling and diving. If you are traveling alone and want to lessen your expenses, you can choose to participate in our Join in Tour package.

What to expect

Snorkeling with colorful corals reefs

White sand beach in Apo island


Snorkeling with the sea turtles

What is included

Not included

Estimated Itinerary

  • 7:30 AM – Pick up at hotel
    Transfer to Malatapay
  • 8:30 AM – Boat transfer to APO
  • 9:20 AM – Arrive APO Island
    Proceed to Turtle point for briefing
  • 11:30 AM – Proceed to APO Island Beach Resort for Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – Second round of snorkeling or swimming Or hike the Habagat trail or walk thru village
  • 2:30 PM – Transfer back to Malatapay
  • 4:00 PM – Drop off at hotel

Tour tips

Activity policy

Canceled due to bad weather

There is a possibility that activity will be suspended due to unpredictable nature, inclement weather, and other environmental factors that are beyond our control. In such an occurrence, we regret to inform you that there will be no refund on the used transportation charges. 

Expect choppy and rough seas while crossing to Apo Island during Habagat Season – November to February.


Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to departure time, otherwise will be based on our Terms and Conditions.

From ₱2,500 per person
price per person varies by group size


12 years old & above

5 - 11 years old

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Office Closure Advisory

We want to inform you that the Island Trek Tours office will be closed on March 29, 2024 (Friday).

During this time, online chat and calls are not accessible. But still, we will be providing email support on your immediate needs and concerns, should there be any. Kindly expect minor delays in responses during this day.

Online reservations for March 30 will still be accepted and arranged accordingly.