Island Hopping from El Nido is an absolute must-do when visiting Palawan in the Philippines. There are four different El Nido island hopping tours available to take. Read everything you need to know before going.
How many islands are there in El Nido?
The main reason most people visit El Nido is to go island-hopping around Bacuit archipelago, it consists of 45 limestone islands that belong to the most beautiful destination in the world. There are four different tours you can do that will take you to different islands.
Tours generally start from 9am-4pm and the prices only differ slightly depending on which tour operator you choose.
Island Hopping From El Nido
All the El Nido tours include drinking water, snorkel gear, environmental tax, and a delicious lunch. The lunch will usually consist of fish, fried pork and chicken with rice, a few different salads, and a fresh fruit platter.
There are four different tours offered a,b,c,d with Tour A being one of the most popular island hopping tours in El Nido. Tours generally start from 9am-4pm and the prices only differ slightly depending on which tour operator you choose. Prices will vary between tours from 1200-1500 Php depending on which one you choose. During the 7 hour tour, you will discover beautiful lagoons, beaches, and snorkeling spots where you can admire corals and hundreds of fish species.
Tour A is one of the best and most popular island hopping tours in El Nido. During the day, you will discover beautiful lagoons, beaches and snorkeling spots where you can swim and admire the corals, the colorful fauna and its hundred of fishes species. Price is of only P1200 and you can
El Nido Tour A
Tour A is the most popular island hopping tour in El Nido as it visits some of the most popular destinations. The tour will bring you to the Small Lagoon, Big lagoon, and Secret lagoon.
El Nido tour A will then take you to Shimizu island, where you can relax on the white sand beach or snorkel. Most of the tours will use this island will use this as the place where they will have lunch. On the day we went we didn’t go to the island but had our lunch just off it because there where too many boats already docked.
The last stop to complete the El Nido tour is 7 Commando beach, which has a beautiful white sand beach and little bars selling refreshments. We had so much fun on this island as it had a volleyball and basketball court which was a fun way to finish the day.
El Nido Big Lagoon
The big lagoon is El Nido’s must-see attraction along with Nacpan beach. We rented a Kayak which was an additional cost and recommend this so you can see the entire lagoon. Swimming and snorkeling there is just amazing with the clear water and amount of fish you will see.
El Nido Tour Packages
Since new regulations in early 2019, there are a limited amount of people per day that can enter Bacuit Bay. We recommend booking in advance to be sure you have a spot.
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