1. Philippines
  2. Palawan
  3. El Nido
  4. Shimizu Island

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

Product ID: 265815
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Have fun in El Nido on a shared or private day tour from Puerto Princesa, perfect if time's running short. Hop on a van up north, then experience the beautiful islands on Bacuit Bay by boat. Snorkel, swim, kayak, and more, and enjoy a BBQ lunch onboard.
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Duration: 20 hours
Starting time 4:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Tagalog, English

Pickup included

Pickup from within 15 kilometers of Puerto Princesa City Airport.

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  • Enjoy a full-day island hopping activity in El Nido
  • Visit major sites such as the Secret and Big Lagoons
  • Fill out your day with water activities and a delicious BBQ lunch
  • Get to see the countryside during the drive to and from El Nido
Full description
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 with a sumptuous BBQ lunch. 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 3 AM and head straight toward El Nido. Rest during the approximately 6-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 at Barangay Corong-Corong. Have breakfast at one of the several restaurants before boarding your boat, if you like. Rent your equipment, such as snorkels, kayak, aqua shoes, or fins to fully enjoy your island hopping experience.

Set sail on your island hopping activity by 9 AM and make 4 stops in all. 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 Corong-Corong Beach.

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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off for guests staying within downtown Puerto Princesa or within 10 miles (15 kilometers) of Puerto Princesa City Airport
  • Return transfer Puerto Princesa-El Nido
  • Island tour at El Nido with lunch and boat crew
  • Entrance fees to all destinations
  • Use of life vests and towel
  • Snorkeling mask rental
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off for guests staying beyond 10 miles (15 kilometers) of the airport
  • El Nido Ecotourism Development Fee and Protected Area's User's Fee (total 400PHP)
  • Gratuities
  • Insurance
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This activity is 20 hours long and involves a total driving time of over 10 hours (5+ hours each way)
• This activity is subject to favorable weather conditions. If it's canceled due to poor weather and you're already in El Nido, you will be offered an alternate activity that may not involve island hopping
• The stops on the island hopping tour may vary based on local situations

From US$ 64.14 per person

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Corazon Travel & Tours

Product ID: 265815