on the locally made wooden kayaks is free for all resort guests. There is a limited number of kayaks so this is on a first come first serve basis. Guests may kayak right in front of the resort and move around the bay. There is also a mangrove river beside the resort which is another great place to visit.
The Masbate province is the “cowboy” country of the Philippines because of its long history of ranches and rodeos. The oldest ranch dates back to 250 years ago! Located inside an old family cattle ranch, ponies and cows grazing around is one of the main attractions of Ticao Island Resort. Pony riding around the resort is free for resort guests. Please just ask reception.
Trail Rides lasting for about 1 to 2 hours is available. The trails will take you up to the ranch where you will have a magnificent view of mountain, ocean, and sky. You will have the chance to rest and relax on an undeveloped white sand beach cove with very clear water.
Trail Riding costs PHP300 per horse per hour with a suggested usage of 1 person per horse only.
Explore the island on a motorcycle. The standard trip is 3 to 4 hours long and you will get to visit the inland waterfalls, a natural cold spring, and the main town of San Jacinto. The route from the resort to the destinations is extremely picturesque and adds fun to this adventure.
PHP700 per person
FISHING WITH THE LOCAL FISHERMAN
Spend 3 hours on a fishing trip with a local fisherman. This is best done early in the morning. The fisherman will show you the local way of fishing and will share some of the ocean’s secrets with you.
PHP400 per person
FIREFLY RIVER TOUR
The mangrove river beside Ticao Island Resort is still one of the few areas in the world with fireflies a plenty and is a nice and simple evening activity. This is a guided activity and will last for about 1.5 to 2 hours.
PHP300 per person
FIREFLY RIVER TOUR with SHRIMP / CRAB CATCHING
Discover the river’s wonders. Leave late in the afternoon before sun down to join the village local cast down his net. When the sun is about to set, admire the birds and wildlife who have made the mangroves their home. As night sets admire the firefly’s as the light up the trees and before heading back to the resort, re-join with the village local as you check your catch for the evening.
PHP 600 per person
DONSOL WHALE SHARK SNORKELLING
From November to June, whale sharks are in the waters of Ticao Pass and Donsol Bay. Donsol has become a favorite snorkelling area for continuously being home to the world’s largest congregation of whale sharks in a natural environment. Snorkelling with whale sharks is an exciting activity which is recommended to be done en route from Legazpi to Ticao Island or from Ticao Island to Legazpi. Group schedule assembly time is at 0730H.
PHP2,400 per person (on group boat basis)
ISLAND TOUR – NORTH TICAO
Take a boat out for a day and visit the various islands on the north side of Ticao Island. Go admire the beautiful limestone rock formations, swim and snorkel in lagoons with crystal clear water, admire the waterfalls, take a plunge in the pool under the waterfalls, and relax on one of the white sand beaches where we will serve your lunch. A 5 to 6 hour activity inclusive of boat, guide services, snorkelling equipment, and environmental fees. The lunch to be served is part of the full board meal arrangement of the resort.
PHP6,000 per boat maximum of 10 persons in a boat.
PHP1,500 per boat surcharge to visit Borobongkaso and Katandayagan Falls.
Local guide included. Entrance fees apply and this is to be paid on site.
ISLAND TOUR – SOUTH TICAO
Two hours away from the resort and a full 8 to 10 hours out is a visit to the south of Ticao Island. Here you will get to visit the Bongsanglay Nature Reserve, a 240 hectare mangrove reserve and where you can find the Philippines’ 2nd largest mangrove. Other sites include the Bongsanglay Marine Sanctuary and Snake Island where there are literally hundreds of sea snakes inside an ocean level cave. The lunch to be served is part of the full board meal arrangement of the resort.
PHP10,500 per boat maximum of 10 persons in a boat. Local guide included. Entrance fees and optional cottage fees apply and this is to be paid on site.
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