Boracay 30-minute Private Paraw Sailing

Paraw Sailing in Boracay
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Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines
30 minutes
English, Tagalog
All year
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Hop aboard this short cruise and experience a relaxing time on the peaceful waters of Boracay. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy this island paradise the classic way, by sailing on a traditional boat called the paraw.

Your guide will meet you at Astoria Boracay’s beachfront along Station 1 or at Bulabog Beach (depending on the season) on your preferred schedule. You will then head to the beach, where your paraw awaits. Paraw is a Cebuano word for a boat with two outriggers, called "katig." It features a large crab-claw sail and a smaller triangle-shaped foresail. Locals typically use these boats for fishing and transporting goods, but over time, it has been used for sailing around the island for recreation.

Upon boarding the boat, you will not be staying in the hull as passengers will be seated on the outriggers. No need to worry about balancing, though, as the crew on the boat has you covered. Once you’re comfortable, you will immediately sail off the coast of the island, riding the gentle waves as you enjoy the scenic view of Boracay’s shoreline. 

Take lots of pictures, or shoot some videos while you cruise along the sea’s surface. You will be taken a few kilometers from the shoreline, and once you’re at the ideal spot, the boat will stop and let you enjoy the surroundings. If you have booked your tour in the afternoon, you will get to see the colorful seascape turn warm shades of orange once the sun begins to set. If you want to catch the sunset at the perfect time, you may upgrade your booking to a sunset cruise.

You will have half an hour of going around Boracay waters on the paraw. Afterward, you will be brought back to your meet-up point along Station 1 or at Bulabog Beach. 

Get ready to sail and see magnificent views of the gorgeous Boracay Island coastline aboard a paraw with this 30-minute tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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30-mins Paraw sailing
Boat crew and tour guide assistance




Water Activities

What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Swimming gear
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Covid-19 vaccination card and valid ID

Good to know

This is a private activity. Water activities are held around the front beach during Amihan Season usually during mid-November to May and Bulabog beach during Habagat Season usually from June to mid-November.

Children Friendly: Yes. Children with adult supervision are allowed in this activity.

Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that this is for your fur baby's safety.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes. There are no extreme activities in this tour.

This activity is available daily from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM Philippine Standard Time and pick-up location covered is only at Astoria Station 1 Beach Front or Bulabog Beach. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the itinerary will fit as we may need to move the pick-up time if the location is far and additional fee may apply.

The operator may cancel the activity in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval.

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