Welcome to Pamilacan Island


In recent years the descendants of these whalers have found other ways to earn a living, including leading boat tours (though we've heard the odd ray and shark are still caught and eaten here). You'll see bleached whale bones 'decorating' some houses in Pamilacan.

There are no banks or ATMs.


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Pamilacan Island activities

$70 Day Trips & Excursions

Pamilacan Island and Balicasag Island Day Trip from Tagbilaran City

Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel around 8am and head to jetty. Hop on the boat and depart to Pamilacan Island at 9:30am, enjoy 1 hour scenic sea view from Baclayon.The waters around the island of Pamilacan are a home to at least 11 species of dolphins and whales, including the playful Spinner Dolphins and Gigantic Sperm Whale. Explore the island on foot and experience firsthand the warmth of its residents and the beauty of this tropical paradise. Stroll along the stunning white sandy beaches, take a refreshing dip in the warm crystal clear waters. You can go snorkeling from the beach with your friends or family and lunch will be served around noon.After lunch, we will move on to Balicasag Island, crystal clear waters and snow white beach surrounded the island, it’s a great spot for snorkeling and diving. Please note there is an additional environmental cost if you wish to snorkel in this area. Explore the underwater world and see colourful and beautiful corals. This place is thriving with live, fishes in all colors and turtles. Get the opportunity to swim with the sea turtles for a wonderful experience.At 3:30pm, we will head back to the port and our driver will transfer you back to your hotel safely.

$95 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Bohol Pamilacan Island Dolphin Whale Watching Tour

The bountiful coral island of Pamilacan is part of the Bohol Marine Triangle. This marine sanctuary is home to more than 11 species of dolphins and whales and you get to witness first-hand the majesty of Bryde whales, sperm whales, pilot whales and even blue whales.The Bohol Sea is said to be one of the breeding grounds of these social animals. Sightseers are likely to find dolphins in their play area at the southern coast of the Island jumping out of the water and doing somersaults in groups of three or more. Whether you plan on seeing the Spanish fort or diving in the gorgeous sites, Pamilacan has a lot to offer. While you’re staying in Bohol, make sure to check out the Pamilacan Island Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour! From baluarte port (Baclayon), tourists can ride a boat (briggs/canter) in going to the island. It is 45 mins – 1 hour boat ride from the port. Your day will begin with a pickup from your hotel in either Tagbilaran City or Panglao Island. From here, you will be taken to board the motorized outrigger boat that will take you on an early morning trip to the sea waters of Bohol to Pamilacan Island for Dolphin and Whale spotting. Afterwards, we will take on a leisurely visit to the island for a taste of small island life. Most islanders on Pamilacan are fishermen. They also make their livings from raising livestock or leading dolphin watching expeditions in the Bohol Sea. You can relax on the island or you can choose to enjoy some snorkeling, with equipment included. Feast on lunch in a local restaurant before returning to your hotel.

$150 Day Trips & Excursions

Pamilacan Island Whales and Dolphins Watching from Tagbilaran City

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Tagbilaran city around 5:30am and head to jetty. Embark on a motorized outrigger boat and brings you to the seawaters around Pamilacan Island located at the southeast of Tagbilaran City. The water around Pamilacan Island is home to at least 6 species of whales and dolphins and you get to witness first-hand the majesty of Bryde whales, sperm whales and pilot whales. See the friendly dolphin’s frolick and play with the help of trained spotters and guides. You can go snorkeling and explore the beauty of Boho’s vast and colourful marine life. The island has one of the richest tropical fish habitats in the world. Please note the snorkeling gear is available for rent at an additional cost. Picnic lunch will be provided and we will visit to a local village before heading back to your hotel.Please bring your swim wear, sun lotion, extra clothes to change and snorkel gear if you want to snorkel.

$171.49 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Full-Day Pamilacan Whale- and Dolphin-Spotting Tour

Your day will begin with a pickup from your hotel in either Tagbilaran City or Panglao Island. From here, you will be taken to board the motorized outrigger boat that will take you on an early morning trip to the sea waters of Bohol to Pamilacan Island for Dolphin and Whale spotting.Afterwards, we will take on a leisurely visit to the island for a taste of small island life. Most islanders on Pamilacan are fishermen. They also make their livings from raising livestock or leading dolphin watching expeditions in the Bohol Sea.You can relax on the island or you can choose to enjoy some snorkeling, with equipment included. Feast on lunch in a local restaurant before returning to your hotel.