El Nido Big Lagoon Island Hopping Private Tour with Lunch | Shimizu Island & Seven Commandos Beach

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Phil.Port Authority-El Nido Port, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido
8 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Prepare your swimsuits for this island-hopping tour that will take you to the beautiful attractions of El Nido. This full-day private tour is perfect for travelers wanting to take a dip in the azure waters of various islands, beaches, and lagoons, such as the well-renowned El Nido’s Big Lagoon. This tour includes roundtrip licensed boat transfers, entrance fees to all above-said islands included (except for Big Lagoon), buffet lunch with complimentary mineral water, and services of a guide.

In the morning, you will first meet your guide at the El Nido Port in Brgy. Buena Suerte, where your island hopping will commence. The first destination you will be visiting is Big Lagoon. Located on Miniloc Island, you will witness hundreds of limestone cliffs as you slowly enter the lagoon. While in here, you can swim and relax, or if you want, you can rent a kayak and paddle your way to its crystal clear waters. 

Your next destination is Shimizu Island. With its white sandy beach, shady trees, clear blue waters, and abundant marine life, it has long been considered one of the region's favorite swimming and snorkeling sites. Lounge and relax before heading to your next destination — Payong Payong Beach. 

Like most beaches in El Nido, Payong Payong Beach is covered with white sand and limestone cliffs. Enjoy the sea breeze while lying on the shore to sunbathe. Right after that, you will be brought to the Secret Lagoon, a hidden gem behind the steep karst cliffs. Here, you will get the time to take pictures and enjoy the beach nearby.

The last stopover in your itinerary is Seven Commandos Beach. According to local stories, the place's name 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.

Dive into the crystal water of El Nido’s Big Lagoon and other amazing islands and beaches. Check availability by choosing the date above.

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El Nido Island Hopping with Tour Guide Assistance
Round-trip licensed boat transfers to and from Premium Big Lagoon, Shimisu Island, Payong-Payong, Secret Lagoon and Seven Commandos
Entrance Fees to all above said islands included except for Big Lagoon
Buffet Lunch with Mineral Drinking Water


Island Hopping

What to bring

Camera, Phone, Charger, and Power Bank
Extra Money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal Drinking Water and or Snacks
Personal Medicine
Personal Sanitizing Alcohol and Facemask
Vaccination Card and Valid ID

Good to know

200 pesos per person will be collected by the tour coordinator for the ecotourism development fund (ETDF) for El Nido, this is Valid for 10 days. If you already have one or paid through other tourism establishments please show your receipt so you don't have to pay it again.

The entrance fee to the Big Lagoon is 250 pesos per person to be paid on site. Kayaks are also available for rent at 250 pesos to be paid on-site subject to availability. Other optional activities that may be available on-site should be paid in cash so make sure to bring extra money in Philippine Peso Currency. Guests may snorkel during the island hopping so prepare gears such as fins, tails, snorkel maks, and comfortable swimwear. The recommended pick-up time is 8:00 AM but since this is a private tour guest may recommend their preferred time and our operator will advise whether the schedule would fit the itinerary.

The operator may cancel the tour 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. Tour cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your scheduled tour subject to approval.

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