Palawan Puerto Princesa Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour with Lunch | Starfish, Luli, & Cowrie Islands

Take a beach trip at Cowrie Island, its name comes from a marine snail with a long, narrow entrance and a shell that is polished, smooth, and patterned.
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Tour starts
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines
Starting time
at 07-30am-09:00am
7 hours
Ending place
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines
English, Tagalog
All year
Minimum age:


Swim in the azure waters surrounding Puerto Princesa's best beaches with this island-hopping tour. With three of the city's top islands on the itinerary, this trip is perfect for travelers who love the beach. It also includes transfers to each island, the service of a guide, a picnic lunch, and hotel pick-up and drop-off within Puerto Princesa's city proper. You also have the option to upgrade this shared tour to a private experience.

Your tour starts after your guide fetches you from your accommodations at 7:30 AM. You will then head to Honda Bay, where you'll board an outrigger boat. After putting on your life vests, you'll start sailing toward Starfish Island. As its name suggests, this island's waters are home to various starfish species. You can snorkel here as well to get a closer look at these sea creatures and catch a glimpse of other marine animals in the area.

From there, you'll travel to Luli Island. This sandbar only appears during low tide but boasts smooth sand that's perfect for a stroll. You can also rent a cottage here to enjoy a cool drink while taking in the tropical ambiance. Feel free to wade into the clear waters as well for a refreshing dip.

Finally, you'll end your island-hopping escapade at Cowrie Island for your picnic lunch on the beach. The island also has a local shop that sells beer and cocktails that make great treats while you lounge by the sea. Before leaving, you can also get a massage in one of the cabanas that overlook the shoreline.

After your time here, you'll travel back to Honda Bay. Your guide will then escort you back to your hotel within the city proper before calling it a day.

Go island-hopping in the picturesque Honda Bay along Puerto Princesa's coastline by booking this day tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Complimentary picnic lunch
Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Puerto Princesa City Proper
Puerto Princesa island hopping shared tour with tour guide assistance
Entrance fees to Starfish Island, Luli Island, and Cowrie Island
Tour Itinerary: Starfish Island, Luli Island, and Cowrie Island
Not included: other activities, tips and gratuities


Island Hopping
Water Activities
Shared Tours

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 shared tour, but you have the option to upgrade it into a private tour. The larger your group is the higher the discount you will get for your upgrade. Complimentary picnic lunch will be served during the tour. Activities not indicated are to be paid on site should guests want to avail themselves. The Puerto Princesa Environmental Fee valid for 7 days may be paid at the airport upon arrival or to your accommodation in Puerto Princesa. In case you have not paid it yet, you may pay it directly to your tour coordinator before the tour starts.

Children Friendly: Children 0-2 are free of charge but are not included in the complimentary lunch. Parents may share their meal or pack food for their children.

Pet Friendly: Pets will only be allowed on private tours.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: There are no extreme activities included in this experience.

Pick-up time starts at 7:30 am, from any hotel within the vicinity of Puerto Princesa City proper. Your specific pick-up time will be communicated by our partner tour operator if you wish 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 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.

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