El Nido

Island Hopping

The Tours

El Nido Island Hopping Tours
The island hopping tours in El Nido are organized into 4 different itineraries (creatively named, A, B, C, & D). Generally, Tour A is known for lagoons and beaches, B for caves and islands, C for great snorkeling and a shrine, and D somewhere in between, featuring island beaches.

Private Tours to Group tours.

Island Hopping Tips

Best Season: From November to June

Last Minute Things

There are many vendors selling waterproof phone cases, dry bags, reef booties, sunscreen and all other sorts of products that you may be interested in purchasing, in case you forgot your

Things to bring Flip flops or water shoes (to protect your feet from sharp rocks and shells) Lightweight clothes, Swimwear, Beach towel, Sunblock lotion and sunglasses,  Dry Bag , Insect repellent & Raincoat (just in case of rain).

Private Tour Hiring a private boat in El Nido

Private Tour

You can arrange a private island-hopping  tour while your in El Nido.

A private tour in El Nido’s islands means freedom. Because you are free to go where you want, when you want, with whom you want. That’s simple as that!

When you book a private tour, you will be the only ones on the boat. Whether you’re a couple, a family, or a bunch of friends. If you want to start the tour a bit earlier or a bit latter to avoid arriving on the islands at the same as all the other boats, it’s possible.

You can decide how long you want to stay on each island.


Group Tours

Big Lagoon El Nido

El Nido Island Hopping Tour A Price: 1200p – Per Person

Tour A is one of the best and most popular island hopping tours in El Nido. During the day, you will discover beautiful lagoons, beaches and snorkeling spots where you can swim and admire the corals, the colorful fauna and its hundred of fishes species. 

Included With Your Trip:

  • Mask and Snorkel

  • Lunch Buffet

  • Drinking Water

El Nido Island Hopping Tour A Destinations

Small Lagoon, Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island and & Commando Beach.

Tour A is most beloved because it will bring you to see not one but two of three beautiful lagoons located around Miniloc Island: either Small Lagoon or Big Lagoon, and Secret Lagoon. Swimming and snorkeling there is just amazing. Clear water, numerous fishes.

Tour A will then take you to Shimizu island, where you can snorkel and see corals and/or relax on the white sand beach. This is also where, most of the time, your boat will stop for lunch. With its great limestone cliffs covered with vegetation, a representative of the geological beauty of El Nido.

At the end of the day, the tour will stop of 7 Commando Beach, which has a long white sand beach, and where you can also find a little bar that will serve you refreshing drinks. While snorkeling there, you may encounter a few sea turtles



Snake Island

El Nido Island Hopping Tour B Price: 1300p – Per Person

Island hopping Tour B is definitely an interesting one. You will enjoy white sand beaches, snorkeling, but also get to visit a cave and discover a very unique sandbar in the middle of the sea. 

Included With Your Trip:

  • Mask and Snorkel

  • Lunch Buffet

  • Drinking Water

El Nido Island Hopping Tour B Destinations

Snake Island, Pinagbuyutan Island, Entalula Beach, Cudugnon Cave and Snorkeling site.

El Nido island hopping Tour B starts with the visit of Vigan island, commonly named “Snake island” because of its sandbar. This site is pretty unique in the Bacuit archipelago, and there is not doubt that you will enjoy the feeling of walking in the middle of the sea!

Your journey will continue with Pinagbuyutan island, which is also known as Ellis island. This island is mostly made of the famous limestone, which formed 125 millions years ago, but there is a beautiful beach on the side facing Malapacao island. This is were we will stop, so you can relax on the beach, or jump into the water and enjoy some snorkeling!

On Entalula beach, which is located up north of El Nido, you will discover a long white beach sand boarded with tropical vegetations.

Tour B will also bring you to Cudugnon caves, an important archeological site where potteries dating from the Sung Dynasty (960-1279) have been discovered. This site was also used by locals during World War II, to hide from the Japanese invaders.

The last stop of your island hopping Tour B will be dedicated to snorkeling. Just put on your mask and snorkel and be ready to admire the colorful fishes, the corals and maybe even some turtles swimming around!

Helicopter Island El Nido

El Nido Island Hopping Tour C Price: 1400p – Per Person

Tour C is probably the most popular of all El Nido Tours. It will take you on a journey to beautiful islands, beaches and snorkeling spots, and to an uncanny place: Matinloc Shrine. If you were to pick only one tour in El Nido, this probably would be Tour C. 

Included With Your Trip:

  • Mask and Snorkel

  • Lunch Buffet

  • Drinking Water

El Nido Island Hopping Tour C Destinations

Helicopter Island, Matinloc Shrine, Secret Beach, Star Beach and Hidden Beach.

Tour C starts with a stop on one of the most famous island of the Bacuit archipelago. Its traditional name is Dilumacad island, but it’s more commonly known as Helicopter island because of its shape – although, some think it looks more like a camel, a dolphin or even a dinosaur. You’ll have to see with your own eyes to decide which form it reminds you of the most!

After leaving Helicopter island and its beautiful white sand and rocky beach, we will land on Matinloc Shrine. This place used to host a convent and school which are now abandoned and that you can walk around. The island is now surrounded with legends and the word is that it is haunted with a ghost… Just ask and your guide will be happy to tell you more about this uncanny but charming place!

After lunch, you will be taken to three beaches: Secret Beach, Star Beach and Hidden Beach.

Cadlao Lagoon

El Nido Island Hopping Tour D Price: 1200p – Per Person

El Nido island hopping Tour D will take you on a memorable journey through ones of the most beautiful beaches in Palawan. You will have the time to relax on the white sand, to snorkel around, admire the colorful aquatic fauna, and simply enjoy the beauty of a wild nature

Included With Your Trip:

  • Mask and Snorkel

  • Lunch Buffet

  • Drinking Water

El Nido Island Hopping Tour D Destinations

Ipil Beach, Cadlao Lagoon, Paradise Beach, Pasandigan Beach, Natnat Beach and Bukal Beach.

The day will start with a stop at Ipil Beach, close to El Nido town but accessible only by boat. There, you can swim in its clean and clear water or just relax on the white sand beach, in the shadow of its great palm trees.

Just nearby is the Cadlao Lagoon. Cadlao is the biggest island of the Bacuit archipelago and its lagoon is one of the best in the islands surrounding El Nido. Your next stop will be in Paradise Beach, from where you will be able to have a good look at El Nido town seafront.

After lunch, you will discover three beautiful islands, where you can either relax or swim and snorkel in their clear waters: Pasandigan Beach, Natnat Beach and Bukal Beach.

Tour D is definitely a good one, especially if you wish to discover beautiful and peaceful white sand beaches.




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