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El Nido: Island Hopping Tour A Lagoons and Beaches

1. El Nido: Island Hopping Tour A Lagoons and Beaches

Spend a perfect day island-hopping in paradise. After pickup from your accommodation in downtown El Nido, you'll head to Carong-Carong beach for the necessary tour briefing and registration. By 9:00 AM, you'll be on your way to various destinations on Bacuit Bay.  Your day will include 4 stops in all: start with the Secret Lagoon, a secret world hidden in the jagged rock walls. Continue on to Shimizu Island, a gorgeous beach with crystal-clear waters. Then, head to Seven Commandos Beach, lined with coconut trees and pure white sand. Your last stop will be the Big Lagoon. If you've booked far enough in advance, you'll be guaranteed entrance to this Lagoon, one of three premium stops designated by the local government—entrance is restricted to just 500 people per day. By midday, make a stop to enjoy a lunch of barbecue pork, chicken, and seafood, as well as vegetable salad and fresh fruits. Head back to Carong-Carong by approximately 4:00 PM. 

Puerto Princesa: Honda Bay Island Hopping & Optional Massage

2. Puerto Princesa: Honda Bay Island Hopping & Optional Massage

Experience the beauty of marine life in Puerto Princesa. Honda Bay is located on the eastern shore of Puerto Princesa and hosts a variety of tiny islands with resorts and beaches. It is also home to a wide variety of fishes, corals, and giant clams. Begin your 30-minute journey from the city to Barangay Sta. Lourdes, where the Honda Bay Wharf is located. Before boarding your boat, you will make a stop to rent your snorkel, aqua shoes, and swimming fins. Once on board, you will be taken to 3 different places each with its own unique attractions and characteristics. First is Luli Island. This sand bar got its name from the Filipino 'Lulubog at LIlitaw', which means to appear and disappear on water. The sand bar disappears when the tide is high and appears when the tide is low. It has powdery cream-colored sand and clear blue water, which is perfect for swimming and relaxing. There is a cocktail bar where you can sample the local mixes. There is a dive platform where you can take a jump into the water.  Next is Pambato Reef. This reef is a famous snorkeling site in Honda Bay. It has an average depth of 13 meters and covers an area as wide as 16 hectares. It has a thriving community of branch and ear corals and schools of fish including lapu-lapu (grouper), parrot fish, and spadefish. Finally, head to Cowrie Island where you will spend most of your day. Your buffet-style lunch will be served on this island. The clear blue waters and powdery sand are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and sun bathing. There is a massage center where you can treat yourself to a relaxing massage. Your day will end at approximately 2:30 PM. You will head back to the wharf and your driver will meet you there to return you to your accommodation. If you want a relaxing end to the day, select one of the massage options. Hotel drop-off after the massage can be provided with an extra charge, which can be booked as an add-on upon checkout.

El Nido: Hidden Beaches and Lagoons Boat Hopping Tour D

3. El Nido: Hidden Beaches and Lagoons Boat Hopping Tour D

Discover the heavenly natural sites and emerald waters around El Nido on a full-day tour of the region's secret spots. Visit hidden gems, including secret beaches and famous lagoons with space to enjoy water activities. On this 7-hour tour, you will visit Cadlao Island, Small Lagoon, Pasandigan Beach, Nat Nat Beach, Paradise Beach, Bucal Island.   Start your day with hotel pickup in downtown El Nido or Corong-Corong area. After a short safety briefing, the boat will head out into the crystal clear sea. The first stop is at Small Lagoon, where mysterious rocks and clear waters awaits you. Continue to Cadlao Island and swim the beautiful lagoon.   Visit Pasandigan, Nat Nat, and Paradise Beach, three hidden beaches on the island where shallow waters and calm waves allow even beginners to enjoy the sea. A BBQ lunch will be served at one of the stops, where you can enjoy the food with stunning natural scenery in the background. The tour ends at around 4:00 PM and you'll be dropped off on Corong-Corong Beach.

El Nido: Island Hopping Tour B Cudognong Cave & More

4. El Nido: Island Hopping Tour B Cudognong Cave & More

Start your tour with convenient pickup from El Nido or Corong-Corong area before you board your tour boat for some island hopping. You'll visit Snake Island, which got its name from its constantly changing sandbars. Snake Island is a well-known photo spot for tourists. Next, discover Popolkan Island with its abundant marine life and rich reefs and enjoy some snorkeling or swimming in crystal blue waters. Then, listen to stories about World War 2 at Cudognong Cave where Japanese soldiers often hid. Other tour highlights include Cathedral Cave and Pinagbuyutan Island, famous for its white sand beach. At the end of the tour, you'll also enjoy a local seafood barbecue lunch while enjoying amazing views. At the end of your tour, you'll be dropped back off at Corong-Corong Beach.

From Puerto Princesa: Day Trip to El Nido and Island Hopping

5. From Puerto Princesa: Day Trip to El Nido and Island Hopping

Discover the islands around El Nido on a full-day island hopping tour from Puerto Princesa. Explore the area's most picturesque sites, including the Secret and Big Lagoons, and replenish your energy with a sumptuous BBQ lunch. Choose the private option to have your own exclusive experience, allowing for more flexibility and customization.  Begin your tour bright and early with pickup from your hotel in downtown Puerto Princesa at around 4 AM and head straight toward El Nido. Rest during the approximately 5-hour journey, and make a short stop to stretch your legs and buy some food. Upon arrival in the resort town of El Nido, you'll be dropped off near the jump-off point. Have breakfast at one of the several restaurants before boarding your boat, if you like. To fully enjoy the activity, rental of gears and kayak are already included in the package. Set sail on your island hopping activity by 9 AM and make up to 5 stops in all. Depending on the assigned route, you will start with the Secret Lagoon, a secret world hidden in jagged rock walls. Continue on to Shimizu Island, a gorgeous beach with crystal-clear waters. Then, head to Seven Commandos Beach, lined with coconut trees and pure white sand, before making your last stop at the Big Lagoon. By midday, pause your island hopping to savor a lunch of barbecue pork, chicken, and seafood, as well as vegetable salad and fresh fruits. The island hopping activity ends at around 4 PM, at which point you'll be dropped off back at the wharf where you'll head back to your hotel in Puerto Princesa. Prior to going back to Puerto Princesa, you can enjoy dinner in El Nido. At 6 PM, get back on the road to your hotel, which you should reach by midnight.

Coron: Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon Boat Tour with Lunch

6. Coron: Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon Boat Tour with Lunch

Today you will discover the beauty of Coron Island beginning in the magnificent rock formation and towering million years limestone. Visit the most unique island destination, crystal clear water, powdery white sand beaches, enchanted lakes, sunken old ship wreck, beautiful fishes and different corals in coral garden. Itinerary begins at: “KAYANGAN LAKE” Experience the enchanting beauty of this lake. Accessible by 10 minute climb. The crystal clear water of kayangan lake are located into mountain wall; underwater is like a moonscape. There’s a little wooden pathway and platform to stay your things if you go swimming. “TWIN LAGOON” One of the must-see destinations in Coron. The first lagoon is where the boats dock, while the second lagoon is hidden, the only access of which is a small crevice underneath the rock, or during high tide, a ladder over the rock. One may notice that the water in twin lagoon may sometimes be blurry, this is caused by the meeting of the salt water and fresh water. “CYC BEACH (CORON YOUTH CLUB)” One of the beach destinations for the tour is the CYC (Coron Youth Club) Beach. CYC means “Coron Youth Club.” One interesting fact about this place is that it is the only beach without an entrance fee. It has a longer stretch which makes it the better pick when it comes to swimming. The beach has a picturesque view, decorated by rock formations, mangrove trees, and powdery white sand perfect for sunbathing. “SUNSET BEACH” It's named sunset beach because the view of the sunset. This beach is good area for lunch. A beautiful beach, with crystal clear water. “LAS ISLAS DE CORAL” Just a little swim from CYC Beach and you'll reach Las Islas de Coral where you can do some snorkelling. When swimming to the snorkelling area, be cautious since there are many sea urchins scattered around the floor. This area also rich in colorful corals and fishes.

Coron: Island Hopping Tour with Swimming

7. Coron: Island Hopping Tour with Swimming

Spend a day on the most beautiful island in Coron. Malcapuya Island is renowned throughout the region as one of the most singularly beautiful Islands in the Archipelago. With its Crystal clear blue waters and powdery white sands, it is the heavenly idyllic beach where you can kick back and relax. Get to visit also Banana Island and Bulog Dos Island. Destinations: • Malcapuya IslandThe picture-perfect southern beach has shallow waters of varying shades of aquamarine, turquoise, and emerald. This beach is perfect for swimming, although the growth of seagrass several meters from the shore might deter swimmers from looking for a nice, perfectly clean beach. Beyond the seagrass and not 100 meters from the shore is an extensive bed of corals containing a wide variety of colorful marine life including giant clams and a few species of clownfish. A pity since the western portion of the beach contains tall karst or limestone rock formations that would have made for excellent photo opportunities. • Banana Island also known as Dicalabuan Island, is part of a group of three islands south of Busuanga. It is more excited about touring the island than taking a siesta. This beach isn’t as long and much of it was a mixture of small pebbles, corals, and sand. There is a curving stretch of fine, powdery, and blindingly white sand on the island’s northwestern corner, however, where a volleyball net had been set up. The water in front of the northern beach was clear but deeper. There’s a coral reef lying just off this beach. • Bulog Dos IslandBulog Dos is one of the many beautiful islands of the Calamianes. It is located close to the tip of Malaroyroy Peninsula at the northern end of Bulalacao, is an island located southwest of Coron Island and adjacent to Culion Island (Bulog Dos is closer to Culion than Coron). One can easily see Two Seasons from Bulog Dos but you cannot go any further beyond a hill overlooking the resort. Bulog Dos itself looks more beautiful with its short stretch of white sandy beach, crystal-clear aquamarine waters, and a long snaking sandbar that connects it to Malaroyroy Peninsula and the rest of Bulalacao. Another wonderful discovery made in Bulog Dos is the presence of colorful corals and a variety of other marine life several meters off the beach and just beyond the layer of seagrass close to shore. The fishes here are not shy and would even swarm around you.

Coron: Barracuda Lake and Smith Beach Private Island Tour

8. Coron: Barracuda Lake and Smith Beach Private Island Tour

Spend the day swimming, snorkeling, and soaking up the sun as you visit places like Barracuda Lake, Twin Lagoon, Skeleton Wreck, Reef Garden, and much more. You'll begin your tour with a visit to Barracuda Lake, a gorgeous lake surrounded by sturdy trees and a popular spot for many divers because of its dramatic temperature shifts. Strong shoes are recommended for this tour as the path to the lake itself can be difficult, but you'll be rewarded with a fun dip in the lake's crystal clear waters. This is followed by a stop at Skeleton Wreck, a sunken warship, where you can enjoy swimming with colorful fishes and maybe even touch the edge of the ship if the tide gets low enough! DESTINATIONS: • Barracuda Lake • Smith Beach • Skeleton Wreck • Twin Lagoon • Reef Garden

Coron: Off-Bay Islands, Lagoons and Lakes Hopping Tour

9. Coron: Off-Bay Islands, Lagoons and Lakes Hopping Tour

The day begins with early morning pickup from your hotel in Coron and heads to the nearby wharf. Pickup your water activity gear, for snorkeling later in the day, and set sail onto the turquoise blue waters of the bay. As you glide across the water, admire the breathtaking view of the islets and rock formations across the landscape between each stop of the tour. One of the most popular destinations of the tour is CYC Beach, favored by both locals and tourists. With white sand and clear shallow waters, the beach provides the perfect spot for a casual swim, or a snorkel to admire the sea life. Another of the tour’s destinations that is perfect for water activities is the stunning Atwayan beach, from which you can also enjoy a trip to the mesmerizing Quin Reef, Green Lagoon and Las Islas De Coral. Afterwards, head to the incredible Kayangan Lake and Twin Lagoon, to marvel at the emerald waters that glisten in the sunlight. Enjoy more free time to explore these secretive spots, take a dip in the refreshing waters, or take some photos for your holiday album. Once you’ve worked up an appetite from swimming and snorkeling, it's time for a lunch of local style BBQ and seafood amidst the stunning backdrop of the crystal clear waters.

Coron: Kayangan Lake and Twin Lagoon Private Island Tour

10. Coron: Kayangan Lake and Twin Lagoon Private Island Tour

Today you will discover the beauty of Coron Island beginning with the magnificent rock formation and towering million years of limestone. Visit the most unique island destination, crystal clear water, powdery white sand beaches, enchanted lakes, sunken old shipwrecks, beautiful fishes, and different corals in the coral gardens. The itinerary begins at: Kayangan Lake Experience the enchanting beauty of this lake. Accessible by the 10-minute climb. The crystal clear water of kayangan lake is located on a mountain wall; underwater is like a moonscape. There’s a little wooden pathway and platform to stay your things if you go swimming. Twin Lagoon One of the must-see destinations in Coron. The first lagoon is where the boats dock, while the second lagoon is hidden, the only access to which is a small crevice underneath the rock, or during high tide, a ladder over the rock. One may notice that the water in the twin lagoon may sometimes be blurry, this is caused by the meeting of the salt water and fresh water. CYC Beach (Coron Youth Club) One of the beach destinations for the tour is the CYC (Coron Youth Club) Beach. CYC means “Coron Youth Club.” One interesting fact about this place is that it is the only beach without an entrance fee. It has a long stretch which makes it the better pick when it comes to swimming. The beach has a picturesque view, decorated by rock formations, mangrove trees, and powdery white sand perfect for sunbathing. Sunset Beach It's named sunset beach because of the view of the sunset. This beach is a good area for lunch. A beautiful beach, with crystal clear water. Coral Island Just a little swim from CYC Beach and you'll reach Coral Island where you can do some snorkeling. When swimming in the snorkeling area, be cautious since there are many sea urchins scattered around the floor. This area is also rich in colorful corals and fishes.

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What people are saying about Palawan

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 30 reviews

All good. The guide and captain are good. Food needs to be improved. No transportation from NacPan. Over all it was good. Do I choose getyourguide again for this tour? Maybe not. I don't think the tour worth the value of the money I paid for.

Everything was wonderful and magical. The guides were great, very kind and friendly and very helpful. Thank you for the awesome experience, would highly recommend!

Very nice activity for the day. We discovered a lot of beautiful places. We were lucky with the weather. The crew were fun and the food yummy.

Beautiful day for island hopping, with a great guide. Wonderful experience

Amazing activity, our tour guide Jedd was really cool.