• Located just 25 Kilometres from Dumaguete, Apo island is the jewel in the Negros tourist crown. Voted by sports Diver magazine as one of the top 100 dive sites in the world, Apo Island is a must visit destination when traveling to Dumaguete.

    At the centre of the 600 Hectare Apo Island Marine Reserve, this protected marine environment is home to over 650 Marine species and over 400 spectacular coral varieties. From Bubble Corals to Huge Gorgonian sea fans, Giant Sea Turtles and deadly sea snakes. This spectacular habitat is a mosaic of moving colour.

    With its beautiful white beaches and accessible reef systems, Apo is an amazing experience for everyone. Whether you’re a young family introducing the kids to marine life, or an experience diver wanting challenging thrills, Apo has something for you.


    Apo has spectacular snorkelling for all experience levels, and one of the best and easiest to access is located right on the main beach.

    Wade out just a few meters from shore and you will be up-close-and-personal with Apo Islands resident population of sea turtles. Each day these gentle giants come and graze on the sea weed at the beach.

    Venture just a little further out and out and you will reach chapel reef, with its delicate corals and macros and micro marine life. From colourful clown fish, to schools of barracuda, you never know what you will see.


    With over 200 Hectares of reef system and 10 major dive sites within the Marine Sanctuary, Apo offers diving experiences that will blow away even the most advanced divers. With a stunning array of healthy hard and soft corals and sponges, wall reefs and volcanic vents, this pristine habitat offers a visual feast. Whether its gliding gently through the reef, or a challenging cavern and wall dive, Apo, with its fantastic year-round clear water has incredible diving experiences for everyone.

    Hiking and Trekking

    If your still feeling energetic after snorkelling or diving all day, why not take a trek to the Light house or take the eco track through the native Apo forest and experience some of the unique fauna and Flora that Apo has.

    What to bring with you

    Sunscreen, flip Flops, Tower, Hat, Flip Flops

    How to get there

    Check out our Dumadeals tour operator partners below and have a great fun and safe experience and SAVE money too…….

    Or If you want to get there yourself, you can take a 30 Minute Ceres Bus from the Main terminal in Dumaguete to the Village of Malatapay, where you can hire a longboat to take you’re the 45 Minute ride to Apo Island.


    Dumaguete Airport

    Flights from and to Manila and Cebu City 2x per day

    From Airport to Dumaguete

    By Taxi to Dumaguete Ceres bus terminal.

    Then by bus or Jeepney to Malatapay. Every 30 min.


    From Dumaguete to APO island

    • Start at Ceres  Bus terminal  direction Bayawan ( every 30 min)
    • Ask the conductor to let you off at Malatapay ( about 30 min drive)
    • Then walk to the Ferry Station ( 500 m )

    Ferry station

    You can rent a  boat from Malatapay to APO

    •  Big boat ( 8 Passenger  cap.  ) 3000 PHP / head,  round trip
    •  Small boat ( 4 Passenger  cap. ) 2000 PHP /head,   round trip

    More Information Easyride Terminal

    At the side of Bellfry Tower – Dauin Public Market
    Travel Duration: 20-30 minutes, Multicab
    Fare: 13PhP Pax

    Dauin Public Market – Malatapay Public Market

    Travel Duration: 10-15 minutes
    Fare: 15 PhP Pax, Pedicab
    8 PhP Pax, Jeepney


    BY BUS:
    Dumaguete – Malatapay Public Market
    Dumaguete City – Malatapay Public Market
    Travel Duration: 30-45 mins. – 1H
    Fare: 50Php


    Apo Island
    Environmental Fee: 100PhP/Pax, ask for a reciept


    • Swimming
    • Diving
    • Snorkling
    • Hiking
    • Boating

    Price Range

    Tour Operators Offer Day Trips

    from 3,000 PHP per person


    Apo is a full day experience so best to go early, 

    around 8 – 9 am, last boat leaves APO at 4pm .

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  • 2 Reviews on “Apo Island”

    1. Justin and Family - USA Apo Island

      Alive with Marine life!!

      Went on a day trip with my Wife, Son and daughter to this unassuming Little island. Even though our kids are only 5 and 8 it was very easy to snorkel just off the beach where we saw Sea turtles, beautiful corals and lots of colorful fish. One of my best days with the Kids who keep asking me to take them back. If you are ever in the Philippines make sure you check this place out.

    2. Sally and Simon Ledon - Manila Apo Island

      On a weekend getaway from Dumaguete, we arranged a day trip to Dumaguete with a local tour operator. The tour operator was amazing, they picked us up from our hotel in Dumauguete in a jeepney which was fun and then we took a private bamboo boat out to the island. They were really friendly and flexible to what we wanted to do, we had a seafood lunch on the beach, we snorkeled and dived at three different reef and even an underwater cave. We loved it so much we are going to Dumaguete next month to do it all again

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