El Nido Island Hopping Tours
El Nido is one of the most iconic destinations in the Philippines, renowned for the scenic islands in its surroundings. Make the most of your stay in El Nido by joining the famous El Nido Island Hopping Tours.

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El Nido Island Hopping Tours

El Nido is one of the most iconic destinations in the Philippines, renowned for the scenic islands in its surroundings. Make the most of your stay in El Nido by joining the famous El Nido Island Hopping Tours.
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El Nido Tour B | Palawan Private Island Hopping with Caves & Coves

Journey out to the sea and visit hidden caves, underground beaches, and interesting historic sites in El Nido, Palawan with this private day tour. If you’re a beach lover who wants to explore the province within a day, then this excursion is just for you. The tour starts when you are picked from your El Nido and Corong-Corong hotel and taken to the harbor. Here, you will board a boat that will sail you to your first destination, Pinagbuyutan Island. This islet features a mass of vertical calcareous cliffs with only a small strip of beach at its base. The island is also renowned for its healthy marine ecosystem and vibrant coral reefs, so make sure to take a dip and go snorkeling in the waters before you head to Entalula Island.  Boasting of its powdery white sand beaches, this exclusive beach is known for its sturdy calcareous rock formations, lush plants, and clear waters that glow in blue and emerald colors on clear days. You will then visit Snake Island next, named after the natural S-shaped sandbar that bends offshore and is clearly visible at low tide. Enjoy the cool seawater and warm sand beneath your feet as you dock on the island. Feel free to dive into the inviting blue waters as well or climb up a nearby hill to view at the surrounding seascape before you head to the beach for lunch. After the sumptuous meal, you will make your way to the historic island of Cudugnon. Thought by anthropologists to house occupants as far back as 12,000 years ago, the island is home to a cave, where you will have a quick spelunking adventure. From Cudugnon you will end the day at the Cathedral Cave, a place with a secret opening leading to a stunning rock formation that looks like a holy sanctuary.  Set your sights on El Nido’s caves and coves on this private day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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7 hours
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El Nido Tour A | Palawan Private Island Hopping Tour with Lagoons & Beaches

Set your sights to the beautiful lakes and pristine beaches in El Nido, Palawan with this full-day private island hopping tour. This personal day trip is ideal for everyone who wishes to experience the best of the province’s outdoors in a single day. After being fetched from your hotel in El Nido town, you will head to the harbor to board the boat that will take you to Miniloc Island. This is where the Secret Lagoon is located. To get to the pool itself, you will pass through a small hole in the cliffs that leads to the hidden lagoon. Once you’re inside, feel free to take a dip in the cool waters as you marvel at the sky-scraping limestone cliffs surrounding the area. Make sure to take plenty of selfies in the pool, as well, before you head to the Shimizu Island.  Aside from the island’s limestone cliffs and breathtaking scenery, Shimizu is also home to the balinsasayaw (swiftlets) birds whose nests are the highly sought-after ingredients for a local soup. The birds generally live in the towering cliffs, but although you might not see one, feel free to go snorkeling instead to get up close and personal with the island’s thriving marine creatures. Your lunch will be served here before you head over to the Small and Big Lagoons in Miniloc Island. Considered as the crown jewels of El Nido, these lagoons boast of towering cliffs overlooking the dazzling turquoise waters. Upon arriving here, you are free to surf, swim, and enjoy the lagoon charm. From there, you will cap off your day with a visit to the Seven Commandos Beach. The famous Seven Commandos, named after the seven Japanese soldiers who lived on the island during World War II, have a long stretch of fine white sand suitable for relaxing, bumming, and taking a picture around. Live the laid-back beach life and see for the beauty of El Nido, Palawan for yourself on this private day tour. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.

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7 hours
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El Nido Full-Day Catamaran Yacht Tour | with Lunch and Transfer

Hop aboard and experience the beautiful islands and pristine blue waters surrounding El Nido, Palawan in luxury through this unique catamaran yachting group experience. This tour is perfect for water enthusiasts and travelers who want to enjoy El Nido islands in comfort and style. Your tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation within El Nido town proper via an air-conditioned van and will take you to the Lio Tourism Estate.  After a quick briefing, you’re off to board a 50-foot sailing catamaran yacht through a private pier. Afterwards, you’re off to to see some of the best islands around El Nido. Enjoy the sights while taking full advantage of our Catamaran’s exclusive amenities. You'll be island hopping around beaches and lagoons such as Cadlao Lagoon, Small Lagoon, Nat-Nat Beach, Pasandigan Cove, and Bukal Island. Swim, snorkel and appreciate the island’s rich aquatic life. Masks and snorkels are provided. Onboard, meet new friends as you lounge on comfy bean bags on the ship’s deck.  Or simply take in and appreciate the seascape and fresh breeze while sipping on your favorite cocktail from the bar (optional purchase). For an exclusive experience, this tour also includes access to a private beach where you can stroll, swim, sunbathe, and relax without any crowds. You may also opt to rent kayaks or fish in the sea. A sumptuous freshly-prepared lunch is also included in this tour and is typically served on board for that authentic tropical island experience. Join this one-of-a-kind yachting group tour and find out why El Nido is one of the most visited places in Palawan. Check availability by choosing a date now.
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8 hours
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El Nido Full-Day Wooden Yacht Tour | with Lunch and Transfer

Explore the hidden gems of El Nido, Palawan in style by joining this adventure by the El Nido Yachting Club. If you’re looking for the most convenient and luxurious way to visit the best islands around El Nido, then this unique group tour is for you. At the beginning of the tour, your guide will pick you up from your accommodation within the town proper to take you to the Lio Tourism Estate.  After a quick briefing, you will be boarding the Sea Frontier Wooden Yacht to kick off your island group tour. A 1960s style teakwood boat, the Sea Frontier not only boasts of IG-worthy aesthetics but has the amenities to make your trip the most fun and comfortable island-hopping experience in El Nido. This includes a covered top deck where you can lounge and take in the sea breeze as well as an onboard bar to let you enjoy your favorite drinks or cocktails. The tour takes you to visit top islands and attractions, including Cudugnon Cave, Cathedral Cave, Snake Island, and Pinagbuyutan Island.  For a complete tropics experience, a hearty freshly-prepared lunch is also included in this tour to refill your energy and is usually served on board, with a side of picturesque island landscapes.  You’ll be given ample time to swim and snorkel in between the island-hops, so jump in the crystal clear waters and explore the beauty beneath. Masks and snorkels are included so you don’t need to bring your own.  After a full day of exploration, you will be brought back to your hotel. Upgrade your experience and view El Nido’s breathtaking sites when you book this premium yacht group tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8 hours
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All year
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Whole Day El Nido Speedboat Tour with Lunch

Jump aboard in this exciting speedboat trip taking you around one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines, El Nido in Palawan. This tour is perfect for travelers looking for a unique experience of going around the islands’ postcard-worthy destinations with their friends and family. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in El Nido town proper. Before starting with your tour, you will proceed to Lio Tourism Estate for a short briefing of your itinerary as well as safety regulations. From there, you will head to the port where you will board the speedboat that will take you around. The tour will begin with an island hopping to some of the popular tourist spots such as the Secret Beach, Hidden Beach, Star Beach, Papaya Island, and the Helicopter Island. Here you can laze around the white sand and swim in the pristine aquamarine waters, which make El Nido a prime destination among locals and foreigners alike. Appreciate the sea breeze and salty air while cruising at full speed and be amazed at the magnificent views of natural limestone rocks rising majestically from the shimmering blue and emerald waters. For an exciting time, you may opt to borrow gears for an exciting snorkeling experience. Afterward, you will head to a private island exclusive for El Nido Yachting Club guests. Enjoy the ambience of an uncrowded beach, walk around the white sand, or swim to reach a good snorkeling spot. Freshly prepared lunch is also served in a picnic style on this island. This private beach has sunbeds where you can sunbathe and get a tan, nap, or simply chill. Take your time enjoying this experience before you head back to your hotel. Join this luxurious trip around El Nido for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
8 hours
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All year
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El Nido Island Hopping Tour D | Highlights of Miniloc and Cadlao Island

Get ready for an exciting island-hopping escapade as you visit some of the most beautiful sites in El Nido, Palawan. This shared island hopping Tour D is perfect for those wanting to visit breathtaking beaches, caves and lagoons during their vacation trip on the island. Your rendezvous will start at Caera’s Office-Town Proper, where your driver and tour guide will be waiting for you. You will be dropped off at El Nido Town Beach and will head straight to Miniloc Island aboard a boat. Once in the island, you will be guided to the Small Lagoon. The lagoon resembles a small swimming pool with calm greenish-blue water that sparkles when hit by the sun. The location is perfect for photo ops as its perimeter is surrounded by limestone cliffs with greeneries growing on them. In addition to swimming, Miniloc Island also offers other activities such as snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. Afterward, your boat will take you to Pasandigan Beach in Cadlao Island. It is one of the diving sites included in your itinerary where plenty of astounding corals await. From there, you will then be taken to Paradise Beach. From the name itself, the beach offers a paradise-like vibe as you wade in its turquoise water, get a tan on its white sand, or have a picnic under the shade of coconut trees. You will head next to another famous attraction in Cadlao, the Ubugon Cave. You will do a little spelunking in this tour. The unique formations of the stalactites and stalagmites inside the cave do not disappoint. Lastly, you will visit Natnat Beach. You can relax on its wide blanket of white sand, do underwater exploration, or take pictures with the limestone cliffs and walls. Pack your swimwear and ready your beach gears for this budget-friendly tour in Palawan. Check availability by choosing a date above.
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El Nido Island Hopping Tour C with Lunch | Hidden Beach, Islands & More

Embark on an epic adventure as you hop from one island to the next in El Nido, Palawan. If white beaches, picturesque landscapes, and water activities fill you with joy, then this shared island hopping Tour C is perfect for you. A tour van will be ready for you at Caera's Office-Town Proper where you'll meet your guide for the day. From there, you will head to Bacuit Bay where you will board a boat to your first destination, Hidden Beach. As its name suggests, the Hidden Beach can be found behind two humongous rocks. To get to the site, you will have to wear your life vest and swim toward these rocks until you reach the strip of white sand within. No need to worry if you’re a non-swimmer since the guides will be with you all the way. Once you get there, you will be greeted by its surreal beauty — limestone rock formations, clear water, white sand, and abundant marine life that is surely worth discovering. From there, you will head straight to Matinloc Island. Around the perimeter of the island are plenty of hard and soft corals, along with a variety of fishes that comes with different colors, patterns, and sizes. You will be given ample time for snorkeling so get your gears ready. If you want a break from the beach, you can enjoy exploring the island where you can visit an ancient shrine located not too far from the shore. You will proceed to Helicopter Island afterward. From afar, the island forms the shape of a helicopter, hence its name. You can lay down on its powdery cream sand and get a tan, or take a selfie with the towering cliffs and tranquil water as the background. You can enjoy more cool waters and powdery sand at your next destination, Secret Beach. The place is famous for its rocky and shallow water. Your island-hopping escapade will end in Tapiutan Island which is another perfect snorkeling site in the province. Come aboard and catch sight of El Nido’s best islands and white beaches packed in just one day. Check availability by choosing a date.
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8 hours
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El Nido Island Hopping Tour B | An Islands and Caves Combo Escapade with Lunch

Add excitement to your Palawan holiday with this island hopping tour that will let you explore the exhilarating display of El Nido’s natural raw beauty. This shared island hopping Tour B appeals to nature lovers and adventure seekers who are in the search of the perfect beach and cave adventure combination. You will meet your guide in Caera's Office-Town Proper to get proper orientation. Afterward, you will hop on the tour van and travel to Bacuit Bay where your boat awaits to take you to your first destination, Snake Island. Snake Island's name may be quite eerie, but the place is perfectly safe and has no snakes at all. It is called as such because of the shape of the curving sandbar that connects the island to the mainland. Enjoy walking on its beautiful white sand as you leave your footprints behind and experience the feeling of walking amidst the sea. The real beauty of the S-sandbar is much appreciated during low tide when the site is fully immersed. After a relaxing stop at the sandbar, you might want to get your snorkeling gears ready for your second destination. Popolcan Island is one of the best snorkeling sites in the province where you can experience the thriving marine life underneath the surface. Your snorkeling gears will also come in handy in Pinagbuyutan Island’s diving spots. The site is teeming with all kinds and colors of fishes which will surely be an Instagram-worthy underwater photo opportunity. After enjoying El Nido’s waters, your boat will take you to Cudugnon Cave. The cave is an essential part of the province’s history as antique jewelry and potteries were discovered there. The cave boasts of high ceilings and beautiful rock formations made of stalactites and stalagmites. Your tour will end in Cathedral Cave. Its name came from the general appearance of the cave from the inside where you will see an open chamber, high ceilings, and interior walls, making it look like a cathedral. The cave is surrounded by clear blue waters, but swimming is off-limits as venomous snakes are living in the area. Combine five of the best spots of El Nido with this budget-friendly escapade. Check availability by choosing a date above.
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8 hours
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El Nido Palawan Island Hopping Tour A with Lunch | Big Lagoon, Shimizu Island, & More

El Nido, Palawan — Explore the beauty of El Nido, Palawan with this budget-friendly island-hopping Tour A that will take you to the best beaches in the province in just one day. If you are an adventure seeker and love the calmness of the beach, this tour is a definite must-try. The starting point of your trip is in Caera's Office-Town Proper where a van is waiting for you. You will then hit the road to Miniloc Island which is the main jump-off to some of the province's well-kept and protected areas. Upon reaching Miniloc, you will get on a boat and make your way towards your first destination, Big Lagoon. As you sail through the shallow emerald water of the lagoon, you will be greeted by the solid limestone cliffs standing hundreds of feet above you. You will be given ample time for a dip in the cold clear waters and photo op with the mysterious dark forest back dropping the long stretch of white sand beach and the abundant greenery surrounding the place. After dropping by the Big Lagoon, you will then explore Shimizu Island which is just a few minutes away. Aside from its unique name, people have fallen in love with the place because of its abundant and colorful marine life, making it the best spot for snorkeling. From there, you will head to one of the most enchanting lagoons in El Nido, the Secret Lagoon. To get to the area, you have to pass through a cave-like hole on a giant wall concealing it. Secret Lagoon has a cooler temperature and shallow water. You can take a dip in the cool waters and just wade around. The last leg of your island hopping escapade ends in the Seven Commandos Beach. Said to be named after seven soldiers who lived on the island, the beach offers a lot of activities for its visitors. You can lay down on its powdery white sand and get a tan or create memories below the surface as you go swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Soak in the sun and discover the green landscapes as you go from one island to another in this whole day island hopping Tour A trip in El Nido. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
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All year
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El Nido Island Hopping Tour | Pickup from Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Get your swimsuits packed and discover the spectacular seascapes of El Nido in this one-day island hopping tour. If you are into sightseeing and are craving for some Vitamin Sea, then this budget-friendly trip is the best choice for you. Our tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Puerto Princesa City and take you to Roxas town for a quick stopover. From there, you will hit the road again and head straight to El Nido town proper where the tour boat is waiting for you. While on board, you will have ample time to admire the rugged but picturesque towering limestone cliffs of Big Lagoon during the rolling tour. The Big Lagoon is widely popular for its pristine white sand beach with a thick dark forest as its background, serene blue water, and lush greeneries surrounding the island. After feasting your eyes on the Big Lagoon, you will head next to the Secret Lagoon. As secret as it is, this stretch of sea water is enclosed between giant karst rocks. You will have to go through a hole on a huge wall to get to the hidden lagoon where the water is shallower and is much cooler in temperature. Next, you will get the chance to enjoy the underwater beauty of El Nido as you dive into the emerald-colored water of Shimizu Island where the thriving sealife awaits you. Here, you will delight in swimming with a wide variety of fishes and marvel at the biodiversity of the island. Shimizu Island also offers serenity and fine sand that makes a perfect setting for a family picnic. For the last leg of the tour, you will be taken to the Seven Commandos Beach. This spot is said to have gotten its name from the seven American soldiers who died in an airplane crash. With its lined coconut trees, extended sandy shore, fresh, crisp air, and crystal waters, the beach is ideal for sunbathing, picture-taking, strolling and swimming. Discover the beauty of El Nido from the surface and underwater with this island hopping adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.

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1 day
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All year
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El Nido Island Hopping Tour D with Buffet Lunch

Come along on this whole day trip to Cadlao Island’s top spots. This tour is perfect for backpackers and groups looking for a hassle-free way to see El Nido’s beauty that makes it a prime destination among foreigners and locals alike. You will be picked up from your accommodation in El Nido town area in the morning. Meet the rest joining this trip and make some friends to make it more memorable. Once everyone is huddled, your guide will discuss the day’s itineraries as well as the do’s and don’t’s for visitors in El Nido. Your first destination is the Nat-Nat Beach. This attraction is famous for its soft white sand and pristine, clear waters. Home to colorful vibrant corals and marine life, this is one of the best spots to do snorkeling. Afterwards, you will be visiting the Cadlao Lagoon. Known for its turquoise water and sky-scraping limestone walls, this is an excellent spot to go swimming, snorkeling, or just relax on the sand and get a tan. You will have time to enjoy the view and dip in the waters before heading off to your next stop. Next, you will see the Pasandigan Beach. This less crowded cove is a backpacker’s paradise as it offers unspoiled crystal clear beach. Get your kayaking gear ready for Paradise Beach. Just like other beaches in the island, the site also features powdery sand, coconut trees, and coral reefs where its pleasant and soothing ambiance makes the ideal setting for a tropical paradise. The calm waters make it a great spot for kayaking. In this tour you will also get a chance to visit the famous Small Lagoon. You probably are familiar with this site as it is a famous banner image for El Nido, along with the Big Lagoon. Due to the current restrictions, the small and big lagoons cannot be visited in the same day. Experience the stunning beachscapes and snorkeling spots in El Nido’s Miniloc and Cadlao Island by booking this tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
7 hours
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All year
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El Nido Tour B | Caving & Island Hopping with Buffet Lunch

Join this off-the-beaten-path tour that will take you to El Nido’s finest attractions away from the crowd. If you have a penchant towards natural, rugged wonders and serene, unspoiled beaches, then this tour is perfect for you. You will be picked up from your accommodation in El Nido town area in the morning. Once you’re all set, your guide will discuss the day’s itinerary and give you tips on how to maximize your time. First, you will head to Cudugnon Cave. This cave is believed to be a Neolithic burial place of the people who came from Borneo. You can see the various artifacts inside the cave such as human bones, potteries, and pieces of jewelry to name a few. Aside from the artifacts, its exquisite stalactites and stalagmites will also leave you standing in awe. From Cudugnon, you will then make your way to Cathedral Cave. Distinct for its tapered high-ceiling entrance and pitch-dark depths, the cave is one of El Nido’s mysterious marvels. The extraordinary rock formation of the cave is an ideal backdrop for photo ops. Next, you will pay a visit to Snake Island. It has been named as such because of the shape of the sandbar resembling the creature. Take out your camera and snap a shot of this postcard-worthy destination before heading to your next stop. Your last stopover is Pinagbuyutan Island, also called Inabuyatan Island. The island features towering limestone cliffs that make it picturesque when taken from any angle. On top of that, the site also has a rich aquatic ecosystem perfect for snorkeling. Put on your mask and snorkel around to see the vibrant marine life. Take a dip in the unspoiled beach or just walk along the powdery white sand. The serene ambiance makes it a perfect place to unwind and relax. Get your camera and swimsuits ready when you join this tour that will take you to El Nido’s beautiful spots. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
7 hours
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All year
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Islands, Lagoons, and Beaches in Bacuit Bay | El Nido Island Hopping Tour A

Prepare your swimsuits for this sea adventure that will take you to the beautiful islands of Bacuit Bay. This tour is perfect for beach lovers wanting to experience a relaxing day admiring the scenic views and majestic waters El Nido, Palawan is offering to locals and tourists alike. After getting picked up from your accommodation in El Nido town area, you will be brought to Bacuit Bay where your island hopping will commence. The first island on the list is Shimizu Island. With its white sand beach, shady trees, clear blue water, and abundant marine life, it has long been considered as one of the favorite picnic spots and snorkeling sites in the region. Next, you will head to Payong Payong Beach. Like most beaches in El Nido, this beach is covered with white sand as well as limestone cliffs. Enjoy the sea breeze and meet friendly strangers and locals while lying on the shore to sunbathe. Right after that, you will be brought to the Secret Lagoon, a literally hidden gem behind the steep karst cliffs. Here, you get the time to take pictures and enjoy the beach nearby. Another stopover in your itinerary is Seven Commandos Beach. According to local stories, the name of the place is from the seven soldiers who got stranded on the island during World War II. Aside from the mysterious history of the beach, the vast shore of fine sand and the relaxing line of coconut trees will also capture your attention as it adds to the overall serenity of the place. Finally, your last stop will be in a snorkeling area at Abmin Coral Reef. Here you can experience a close encounter with the rich marine life, much like the feeling of being inside a giant aquarium. Book this tour now and dive into the fresh and crystal water of Bacuit Bay. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7 hours
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All year
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El Nido Tour C Whole Day Island Hopping Tour | Beachscapes & Snorkeling

Pack your swimsuit as you join this exciting whole day island hopping tour to Bacuit Bay’s best beaches. Perhaps the most famous among the destination’s routes, Tour C is perfect for those who want to spend a day exploring beachscapes. After being picked up from your accommodation in El Nido town, you will board the boat that will take you to Matinloc Island where most of the attractions you’ll visit are located. Make sure to listen to your tour guide as he discusses the day's activities.  Your first stop is Secret Beach. True to its name, this piece of paradise is concealed by towering cliffs. In order to reach the hidden gem, you will have to swim through an opening in the rock wall. Your guides will assist you throughout and make sure you have smooth sailing experience during this trip. From there, your next stop is the Hidden Beach. Just like the first one, it is also strategically hidden from the crowd. Before getting to the actual beach, you will need to pass between two enormous rocks. Once you get there, you can enjoy sunbathing on its powder-like sand or swim in its clear blue water. After soaking in the sun and beach water, you will now be heading to Matinloc Shrine. Here, you will find a concrete gazebo with a sculpture of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a cross. Near the shrine, you will see an old mansion and a small museum discussing the shrine's historical significance. You can also climb the steep limestone cliffs and take photos with the majestic view. You will also visit Star Beach, which is a famous snorkeling spot. Wear your snorkeling gear and see the marine life teeming below. Next you will go to Talisay Beach, a serene attraction famous for its powdery white sand. Finally, you will head to Helicopter Island, called as such because of its shape resembling like a helicopter from afar. Swim around and take good pictures before heading back to your hotel. Book this tour now to explore the best sites in Matinloc Island in El Nido, Palawan. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
7 hours
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All year
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Cadlao Beaches & Coves I El Nido Island Hopping Tour D with Lunch

Discover the lesser-known but equally beautiful beaches of Cadlao Island in El Nido Palawan on island-hopping tour D. This is for anyone who wants to experience El Nido’s majestic islands and coves without the crowd. On this tour, you will enjoy exclusive use of the tour boat to travel to Paradise Beach, Cadlao Lagoon, Pasandigan Cove, and Nat Nat Beach. The tour begins once you’re picked up from your accommodation in El Nido town proper. You will meet your tour guide at the port. Board your assigned boat and listen up as your guide briefs you on the day’s itinerary, as well as the rules for responsible tourism. You will also be provided with the life-jacket, strap it on, and savor the cruise to Cadlao Island. Cadlao Island can easily be seen from El Nido town, making it less popular for most visitors who prefer visiting islands and islets farther away. Cadlao’s highest peak stands at 609 meters above sea level; it is often the backdrop for stunning sunset photos taken from town. Because it’s not as popular as the destinations in Tours A, B, and C, you won’t find as many tourists in its spectacular beaches and coves. You will get to visit Cadlao Lagoon, also known as Ubugun Cove. Snorkel in the shallow coral gardens of Cadlao Lagoon and be amazed by the spectacular underwater scenery.  Afterward, you will head to Paradise Beach. You can explore the small strip of fine white sand beach and groves of coconut trees. Jump into the waters for a swim or just enjoy the view of Bacuit Bay from the shore. Next up is Pasandigan Cove, a tropical paradise of coconut trees, white sand, and emerald green waters, and gigantic limestone walls. Enjoy the complimentary picnic lunch prepared by the beach. Your last destination is Natnat Beach, another small cove on Cadlao Island that’s not most traveler’s radar. With its towering limestone cliffs, clear blue waters, and white sandy beach, this postcard-worthy island is perfect for sunbathing. Don’t forget to take photos! Enjoy some spectacular beaches of El Nido minus the crowd by booking this Cadlao Island tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
7 hours
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All year
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El Nido’s Best Beaches I Full-Day Island Hopping Tour C with Lunch

Hop onboard to explore the best beaches in El Nido, Palawan on island-hopping Tour C. The islands you’ll visit are highly recommended by locals and tourists alike. On this tour, you will enjoy exclusive use of the tour boat to travel to Hidden Beach, Matinloc Island, Secret Beach, and Helicopter Island. This tour is for anyone who wants to experience a postcard-worthy tropical island escapade. The tour begins once you’re picked up from your accommodation in El Nido town proper. You will meet your tour guide at the port where your boat also awaits. Climb aboard and listen up as your guide briefs you on the day’s itinerary, as well as the rules for responsible tourism. You will also be provided with the life-jacket, strap it on and prepare for a fun-filled island-hopping experience. Your first stop is the Hidden Beach. Once you arrive, savor the soft white sand and crystal clear waters of Hidden Beach. This secluded spot is perfect for swimming, relaxing, and getting a tan. Next, you will head to Matinloc Island. Hike up to the viewing deck to get a breathtaking view of the sea framed by Matinloc’s limestone rock formations. Take pictures of this panoramic view before heading to your next destination. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience when you visit the Secret Beach, a site accessible only by a small opening in the rocks from the sea. Your boatmen will assist you as you swim through the small cave opening underwater. Once you get through, make the most of the crystal clear waters and swim to your heart’s delight. Finally, you will make your way to Helicopter Island. This island is called so because its shape resembles that of a helicopter. The island is also famous for being one of the filming locations of the Hollywood film Bourne Legacy. Once you get there, swim or relax on the beautiful white sand and rocky beachfront. This island-hopping tour comes with a  festive picnic lunch that the locals will prepare for you on one of your beach stops. For the best experience, savor the sumptuous feast of grilled seafood and local delicacies with your bare hands. Prepare yourself for a whole day of island hopping to the El Nido’s secret beaches in this bestselling tour. Check the availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7 hours
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All year
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El Nido Caves & Beaches I Full-Day Island Hopping Tour B with Lunch

Explore the mysterious caves, secret coves, pristine beaches, and intriguing historic sites in El Nido, Palawan. Tour B is perfect for travelers who want to experience El Nido’s diverse and magnificent seascapes in one day. Enjoy the exclusive use of the tour boat as you visit Cudugnon Cave, Cathedral Cave, Snake Island, and Pinagbuyutan Island.  The tour starts when you’re picked up from your accommodation in El Nido town proper. You will head to the port where your boat and tour guide awaits. Climb aboard and listen closely as your guide briefs you on the day’s itinerary, as well as the rules for responsible tourism. You will also be provided with the life-jacket, strap it on and prepare for an adventure-filled day. Your first destination is Snake Island. It gets its name from the natural S-shaped sandbar that shows itself during low tide. Savor the feeling of your feet being lapped up by the waves, or take a dip in the shallow swimming areas in Snake Island. You can also climb a nearby hill to get a bird’s eye view of the seascape as your boat crew prepares a picnic barbecue lunch for you. Afterward, you will head to the historic Cudugnon Island. Anthropologists believe that Cudugnon was once inhabited by cave-dwellers from Borneo who traveled across the ancient land bridge that was once connected to Palawan. Jewelry and pottery dating back to the Sung Dynasty (960-1279) have been discovered here, making this an important archaeological site. The island also served as a hiding area for locals during World War II. From Cudugnon, you’ll make your way to the Cathedral Cave. This cave conceals an opening which leads to spectacular rock formations that resemble the high ceilings of a cathedral. During certain times of the day, the interiors of the cavern are lit up by sunlight streaming in through a cave gap. Cap off your day at Pinagbuyutan Island. Pinagbuyutan boasts vertical limestone cliffs with just a narrow strip of beach at the base. The island is well-known for its thriving underwater ecosystem and vibrant coral reefs. Marvel at the raw beauty of Pinagbuyutan and swim to heart’s content. Book this tour and go on the ultimate island-hopping adventure in El Nido, Palawan. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
7 hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Hidden Beaches I Full-Day Island Hopping Tour A with Lunch

Dive into the breathtaking lagoons and pristine beaches of El Nido, Palawan by signing up for island-hopping Tour A. This private day trip is for anyone who wants to explore and experience one of the best island destinations in the world.  Dubbed as the "Philippines' Last Frontier," El Nido consistently ranks in travel magazines as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It is composed of 45 islands and islets scattered on the coast of the Bacuit archipelago in the westernmost province of the Philippines. On this island-hopping tour, you will enjoy exclusive use of the tour boat as you visit Shimizu Island, Payong Payong, Secret Lagoon, Seven Commandos, and Abmin Coral Reef. Your tour begins once you are picked up from your accommodation in El Nido town proper. You will head to the port where your boat and tour guide awaits. Board your boat and listen up as your guide briefs you on the day’s itinerary. You will also be provided with the life-jacket, strap it on and prepare for a fun-filled day. Savor the cruise through the clear waters of Palawan to the entrance of the Secret Lagoon. This body of water is considered as El Nido’s crown jewel. The limestone cliffs towering over the sparkling turquoise waters is definitely a sight to behold. Plunge into the water, snap some photos and take in the beauty of the lagoon before heading to your next destination. You will also visit the Seven Commandos Beach. Named after seven Japanese soldiers who lived on the island after World War II, Seven Commandos Island boasts a long stretch of fine white sand beach lined with coconut trees. Make the most out of this tropical paradise; lounge by the shore, sunbathe and dip into crystal clear waters of Seven Commandos beach. For your lunch stop-over, you will be making your way to Shimizu Island. Explore the island’s white sand beach and majestic rock formations while the complimentary picnic lunch is being prepared. If Shimizu Island is too crowded, Payong Payong Beach is a great alternative. It is one of the beautiful white-sand beaches on Miniloc Island. Enjoy your picnic lunch of grilled seafood and other local delicacies in one of these beaches.  You will also have the chance to snorkel at Abmin Coral Reef. Strap on your goggles and dive into the sparkling waters are teeming with marine life. Be amazed by the vibrant fishes and corals of El Nido. Palawan. Experience the laidback beach life and see for yourself why island hopping in El Nido is so popular. Check the availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Frequently Asked Questions

About El Nido Island Hopping Tours

See the beauty of El Nido by joining island hopping tours. Lounge in some of its best beaches and islands or do exciting water activities!

1. How many islands are there in El Nido?

There are 45 islands and islets in El Nido, Palawan. These are clustered around Bacuit Bay.

2. What are the classifications of El Nido island hopping tours?

There are four classifications of El Nido island hopping tours, namely Tour A, Tour B, Tour C, and Tour D

3. What are the best El Nido island hopping tours in the Philippines?

The most popular El Nido island hopping tours are Tour A and Tour C. El Nido Island Hopping Tour A includes Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Seven Commandos Beach, Payong Payong Beach, Miniloc Island, and Shimizu Island. El Nido Island Hopping Tour C includes Secret Beach, Hidden Beach, Helicopter Island, Tapiutan Island, and Matinloc Island. 

4. When is the best month or season to go?

The best season to go to El Nido is during the dry season, from January to April. You can read more information about it on our travel guide.

5. What are some of the water activities I can do in an island-hopping tour?

Aside from swimming, you can do snorkeling, freediving, kayaking, or scuba diving.

6. How long does the island hopping tour last?

An island hopping tour in El Nido usually last for a full day, around 8 hours.

7. What should I bring during my trip?

You should bring beachwear necessities such as towel, extra clothes, a cap or hat, and a waterproof bag to safeguard your belongings.

8. Do I need to know how to swim?

No! Life vests will be provided for the whole duration of the activity. Snorkeling/diving gears may also be provided, but it depends on the tour package you availed of.

9. Are the island-hopping tours in El Nido kid-friendly?

Yes! As long as they have adult supervision and wearing life vests. Most water activities in these island-hopping tours are safe for kids.

10. Are there food and drinks included in the tour?

The majority of island-hopping tours in El Nido include lunch. The food and drinks are freshly-prepared local cuisine served in one of the island stopovers of the tour.