Shared El Nido Big Lagoon Island Hopping Tour Palawan | Big Lagoon, Shimizu Island & Seven Commandos
Prepare your swimsuits for this island-hopping tour that will take you to the beautiful attractions of El Nido. This full-day tour is perfect for travelers wanting to take a dip in the azure waters of various islands, beaches, and lagoons in El Nido, such as the popular Big Lagoon. This tour includes roundtrip licensed boat transfers, entrance fees to all islands except for Big Lagoon, and the services of a guide. Please note that lunch and hotel transfers to and from the port are not included in this tour, but you can book an add-on packed meal.
In the morning, you will first meet your guide at the Spider Travel and Tours Office in Barangay Buena Suerte, where your island-hopping tour will begin. The first destination you will be visiting is Big Lagoon. Located on Miniloc Island, you will witness stunning 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 across its crystal clear waters.
Your next destination is Shimizu Island. With its white sandy beach, shade-giving 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 home to white sand and is surrounded by limestone cliffs. Enjoy the sea breeze while lying on the shore to sunbathe. After that, you will be brought to Secret Lagoon, a hidden gem behind steep karst cliffs. Here, you will get the time to take pictures and enjoy the waters in the lagoon.
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 unique 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 the availability by choosing a date.
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Good to know
This is a shared tour. The Ecotourism Development Fund and Lagoon Fee are not yet included. 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, and another 200 pesos will be collected for big lagoon fee. If you already have one or paid the ETDF through other tourism establishments please show your receipt so you don't have to pay it again. 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. Guests may snorkel during the island hopping so prepare gears such as fins, tails, snorkel masks, and comfortable swimwear.
Children Friendly: Yes! Children 0-1 are free of charge.
Pet Friendly: Yes!
Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes!
Recommended meet up time is 8:00AM at Spider Travel and Tours Office in Zone 3 Hama Street Barangay Masagana El Nido Palawan near Gusto Gelato and Altrove Pizza. To change the meet 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 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. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval.
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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