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Bacuit Bay: Our most recommended tours and activities

El Nido: Island Hopping Tour A Lagoons and Beaches

1. El Nido: Island Hopping Tour A Lagoons and Beaches

Spend the day island-hopping in paradise on an El Nido cruise to deep-blue lagoons and white-sand beaches. Explore Bacuit Bay, the Big Lagoon, Seven Commandos Beach, the Secret Lagoon, and a snorkeling area. Enrich your trip with optional rental gear including aqua shoes, fins, and kayaks. Your day will include up to four stops in total. Start with the Secret Lagoon, a secret world hidden in the jagged rock walls. Continue on to Shimizu Island, a gorgeous beach with crystal-clear waters. Later, head to Seven Commandos Beach, lined with coconut trees and pure white sand. In between your adventure, enjoy lunch. Big Lagoon will also be one of your destinations - pay the premium destination fee and rent a kayak to enter.

El Nido: Island Hopping Tour B Cudognong Cave & More

2. El Nido: Island Hopping Tour B Cudognong Cave & More

Start your tour by boarding your tour boat and getting ready for some island hopping. You'll visit Snake Island, which got its name from its constantly changing sandbars. Snake Island is a well-known photo spot for tourists. Next, discover Popolkan Island with its abundant marine life and rich reefs and enjoy some snorkeling or swimming in crystal blue waters. Then, listen to stories about World War 2 at Cudognong Cave where Japanese soldiers often hid. Other tour highlights include Cathedral Cave and Entalula Island, famous for its white sand beach. At the end of your tour, you'll be dropped back off at the same starting point.

Palawan: Private Sailing Yacht Cruise in El Nido with Lunch

3. Palawan: Private Sailing Yacht Cruise in El Nido with Lunch

Enjoy a unique experience in Palawan ! Join Slide Sail in Asia for a smooth sailing day cruising in the flat sheltered Bacuit Bay around El Nido on a 43 feet cosy sailboat. You will be embarking in El Nido at 10.00 am. Then a 1,5 hours sailing will take us to the stunning Lagen Island. Great snorkeling, desert sandbank and beach. We will have lunch there on the boat. Afternoon : we will sail For 1 hour to Malpacao Island, just a little paradise. Wild beach, more snorkeling... 2 hours Sailing back to El Nido accross the magic Bacuit Bay. Then you will enjoy the sunset on the boat. Disembarking in El Nido at 6 pm. This itinerary is a sample and can change slightly due to weather conditions. The boat is a Beneteau Oceanis 430, a very comfortable and secure french built standard. She can accomodate up to 5 guests + the skipper. You will be shade covered all along the trip but you can also enjoy sun bath if you wish.

From Puerto Princesa: Day Trip to El Nido and Island Hopping

4. From Puerto Princesa: Day Trip to El Nido and Island Hopping

Discover the islands around El Nido on a full-day island hopping tour from Puerto Princesa. Explore the area's most picturesque sites, including the Secret and Big Lagoons, and replenish your energy in this close to nature activity. Choose the private option to have your own exclusive experience, allowing for more flexibility and customization.  Begin your tour bright and early with pickup from your hotel in downtown Puerto Princesa at around 4 AM and head straight toward El Nido. Rest during the approximately 5-hour journey, and make a short stop to stretch your legs and buy some food. Upon arrival in the resort town of El Nido, you'll be dropped off near the jump-off point. Have breakfast at one of the several restaurants before boarding your boat, if you like. To fully enjoy the activity, rental of gears and kayak are already included in the package. Set sail on your island hopping activity by 9 AM and make up to 5 stops in all. Depending on the assigned route, you will start with the Secret Lagoon, a secret world hidden in jagged rock walls. Continue on to Shimizu Island, a gorgeous beach with crystal-clear waters. Then, head to Seven Commandos Beach, lined with coconut trees and pure white sand, before making your last stop at the Big Lagoon. By midday, pause your island hopping to savor a lunch of barbecue pork, chicken, and seafood, as well as vegetable salad and fresh fruits. The island hopping activity ends at around 4 PM, at which point you'll be dropped off back at the wharf where you'll head back to your hotel in Puerto Princesa. Prior to going back to Puerto Princesa, you can enjoy dinner in El Nido. At 6 PM, get back on the road to your hotel, which you should reach by midnight.

El Nido Group Tour B - Cave Tour w/ Island Lunch

5. El Nido Group Tour B - Cave Tour w/ Island Lunch

1. Entalula Beach: A picturesque stretch of white sand beach, Entalula offers a serene ambiance, making it a perfect spot for relaxation. The beach is embraced by towering limestone cliffs, giving it a secluded feel. Here, visitors can bask in the sun, snorkel in the clear blue waters, or simply lounge on the beach and enjoy the stunning seascape. 2. Snake Island: Named for its unique S-shaped sandbar that emerges during low tide, Snake Island is a sight to behold. This natural wonder connects the island to the mainland, allowing visitors to walk along the sandbar. The view from the island's hilltop offers a panoramic scene of the Bacuit Bay, making it a favorite spot for photo enthusiasts. 3. Cudugnon Cave: Steeped in history and legend, Cudugnon Cave is believed to have been a burial site thousands of years ago. To enter, visitors need to crawl through a narrow opening, leading into a spacious cavern adorned with stalactites and stalagmites. Local legends say the cave was once a hiding place for locals during invasions. 4. Cathedral Cave: Named for its cathedral-like interior, this cave can be admired from a boat. The entrance to the cave is a tall, wide arch that seems to beckon visitors, though currents can be strong, so swimming inside is often discouraged. Sunlight filtering through the cave’s entrance on a bright day creates an ethereal ambiance, making it a captivating spot. 5. Pinagbuyutan Island: Dominating the island's skyline is a tall limestone cliff, which is a typical characteristic of El Nido. The powdery white sand beach and clear waters teeming with marine life make it an excellent spot for snorkeling. The island's tranquility and natural beauty make it a favorite among visitors. --- Activities: While the tour focuses on the attractions mentioned, guests typically indulge in various activities like snorkeling to see the vibrant underwater world, swimming in the turquoise waters, and hiking up viewpoints for a more panoramic sight of the bay. Kayaking can also be an option in some areas. ---

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What people are saying about Bacuit Bay

Overall rating

4.3
(108 reviews)

This was a fantastic day. The staff on the tour were friendly and helpful. The lead tour guide spoke good English and provided some facts about the places we were visiting. The boat itself wasn’t over crowded and you had space to breathe. They provide life jackets for everyone and, didn’t make you wear them all of the time. The only thing I would improve about this trip is the signposting to find your tour operator. They provided directions and name of the location however, on arrival to the place it was supposed to be, the building itself was derelict and there was no signage. Thankfully, locals on the beach were friendly and pointed us in the right direction. I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to take part in Tour A.

If you are planning a trip to El Nido, you must thinking about booking the tour. Sylvain is very friendly, and he gently took us to the best moment of our stay in El Nido. You will visit the places that are not covered by any of the island hopping tours. It must be a relaxing and unforgettable voyage. Sylvain is a great captain as well as a great chief! The lunch we had on a yacht was one of the best meals we had in the country, including the view. At the time of the sunset, he took us to the perfect point with his small boat and there is no word to express the beautiful scene and feeling. Thanks again Sylvain, for the wonderful memory and for sure will see you again soon.

The guides we had absolutely made the day for me! Most of the spots we went were super busy but that was to be expected in high season in El Nido. The guides were incredible so funny and so informative, massive shout out to El Nido’s Justin Bieber

We were going to cancel the trip, but Sylvain was supper accommodating in modifying it to make it happen. The sailing was wonderful. He acted as our guide and was very informative about the area. Thanks for a great time.

Amazing! Great beaches great lagoon tour guide was interactive and funny Shame about a few twats on the boat but you get them.