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Average snorkel but fun half day trip

The 45min drive along the coast road offers some spectacular viewpoints as well as passes the whale... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
stuffmatters
via mobile
Good Snorkling Spot, But Even Better Underwater

Famous for snorkling spot, but it is actually way way way better if you go underwater and dive to... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
cucaracha86
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Gorontalo, Indonesia
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

The 45min drive along the coast road offers some spectacular viewpoints as well as passes the whale shark village and provide an opportunity to check if they are residence. Unfortunately they have not been seen since early 2016 so don’t get your hopes up too...More

Thank stuffmatters
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Famous for snorkling spot, but it is actually way way way better if you go underwater and dive to the Djinn cave spot to see the beautiful coral gardens that shifts into a wall, many and varied sponges and critters that came with all size...More

Thank cucaracha86
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

If you are staying in Gorontallo, you will check this activity and the hour to commute to go to this beach is not worth it Small town along the beach is full of plastic bottles laying on the ground and other garbage. If you have...More

Thank EricFeddal
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

I went to Olele Beach on June 28th, 2017. Olele beach is 1-hour away from our hotel (New Melati Hotel) in Gorontalo. We dove 2 times in Olele beach, Jinn Cave dive site. Jinn Cave itself is 5 minutes away from Olele beach. We were...More

Thank Marini Naomi O
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Takes an hour or so from Gorontalo City along winding coastal road . Met a guide at our hotel who recommended a contact to meet us by the Olele fishing village. We took the glass bottom boat out to 2 points along the reef for...More

Thank zsuki
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Excellent place for snorkeling. The guide (the glass boat operator) will take a underwater photo of you even if you can not dive using a snorkel and makes you "a pro" diver. The negative point is that there were so many plastic trash everywhere...

Thank Jusuf A
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

The location was about 1 hour by car from Gorontalo city. From the village we use a glass boat. The 1st spot was right in front of the village. If you don't snorkeling you can enjoy the underwater view from the glass. The spot not...More

Thank Samuelpas
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

25 km West of Gorontalo, accessible by a winding road, best by motorbike or car as public transport seems irregular and would drop you a couple of kms from the village- but don't let that put you off. I had my own snorkelling gear but...More

1  Thank peter m
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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Olele beach is very nice. Need to drive around 30 min from the city. You will find a winding road, but the view after that is really nice. You can stop by to take picture from the top with view of the beach, sea, boat...More

Thank Silviauput
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

If you were curious about the beauty inside Olele Marine National Park, you just need to rent a boat from the bay cost Rp600.000 ($47) to get to the snorkel area. The boat can be occupied by max. 15 persons. If you rent a boat,...More

Thank Dinda W
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