Snake Island Tours
Discover the beauty of El Nido, Palawan's Snake Island. This breathtaking sandbar that appears only during low tide cannot be missed in El Nido island hopping tours.

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Snake Island Tours

Discover the beauty of El Nido, Palawan's Snake Island. This breathtaking sandbar that appears only during low tide cannot be missed in El Nido island hopping tours.
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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
Available:
All year
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El Nido Island Hopping Tour B | An Islands & Caves Combo 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 search of the perfect beach and cave adventure combination. You will meet your guide in Caera's Office in El Nido in the morning. From there, 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 gear ready for your second destination, Popolcan Island. This island is one of the best snorkeling sites in the province where you can experience the thriving marine life underneath the surface. Your snorkeling gear 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 pottery 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 family-friendly escapade. Check availability by choosing a date.
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8 hours
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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
Available:
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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Frequently Asked Questions

About Snake Island Tours

Skip the crowd and visit one of the unspoiled islands in El Nido, Palawan! Snake Island is loved by locals and tourists alike for its turquoise waters and unique-shaped sandbar.

1. Why is it called Snake Island?

It’s called Snake Island because of its s-shaped sandbar that is visible during low tide and disappears during high tide.

2. Where is Snake Island located?

Snake Island, also known as Vigan Island, is located in El Nido, Palawan.

3. What are the best Snake Island tours in the Philippines?

Snake Island is a part of El Nido Island Hopping Tour B. It’s combined with nearby beautiful tourist spots, such as Pinagbuyutan Island, Popolkan Island, Cudugnon Cave, and Cathedral Cave. It’s a must-try island-hopping activity in El Nido.

4. How do I get to Snake Island?

The best way to get to Snake Island is by joining an El Nido island hopping Tour B, which covers the island along with other tourist spots.

5. What are some of the activities I can do in Snake Island?

You can go swimming, snorkeling, take photos, enjoy the scenery, get a tan, and more beach activities.

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

The best months to visit Snake Island is from January to April when it’s generally dry and sunny in El Nido. You can read more about it on our El Nido travel guide

7. What should I bring during my trip?

Bring beach essentials such as extra clothes, a towel, sunblock, cap/hat, and a waterproof bag to safeguard your gadgets/important belongings.

8. How much time do I need to spend in Snake Island?

If you’re joining an island-hopping tour, you’ll generally spend 2 to 3 hours in this beautiful island.

9. Will there be Snake Island tours during rainy or bad weather?

It depends on the storm signal and the discretion of the tour operator. Make sure to check weather updates from time to time.