El Nido Tour A (with Big Lagoon)


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All about the El Nido Tour A (with Big Lagoon).

Island-hopping is the best way to explore some of the islands scattered in Bacuit Bay, El Nido.

El Nido Tour A is the most popular island hopping in El Nido which features Big Lagoon, 7 Commandos Beach, Secret Lagoon and Shimizu Island.

Miniloc Island is one of the most popular islands of Bacuit Bay, El Nido. The main attractions of Miniloc Island are Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon and Secret Lagoon, three of the more photographed sights in all of Palawan. Small Lagoon is featured in El Nido Tour D.

The Big Lagoon, which is one of the most famous and most photographed sites in Bacuit Bay, boasts stunning scenery; with the tropical forest as the background and crystal-clear lagoon surrounded by limestone cliffs.

It’s called Secret Lagoon because during high tide the entrance to the lagoon is hidden. At low tide, you can swim through a tiny crevice on the rock’s face to get inside. You will be rewarded with a nice lagoon with emerald waters and surrounded by tall limestone walls.

7 Commandos Beach has a beautiful white beach with very fine sand and crystal clear waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling.  There is a little beach bar with nice chilled out vibe that serves cocktails, beer and fresh juices. It’s definitely one of the must-see beaches in El Nido.

Shimizu Island is an awesome place for snorkeling, home to a large number of brightly coloured fishes. The island has a gorgeous stretch of beach with crystal clear waters and white sands.

Tour Highlights

  • Big Lagoon
  • Secret Lagoon
  • 7 Commandos Beach
  • Shimizu Island

Hotel Pick up/ Drop off is included from all hotels in El Nido town proper only.

A surcharge will be applied for pick up and drop off outside El Nido town

Pick up from Sitio Lugadia, Las Cabanas and Lio Beach: PHP 1,300 per van(12 seaters) or PHP 300 per tricycle (3 seaters) / per way

Pick up from Nacpan Beach: PHP 3,750 per van (12 seaters) or PHP 1,700 per tricycle (3 seaters) / per way

Pick up from Duli Beach, Sibaltan and QI Palawan: PHP 3,900 per van (12 seaters) / per way

Strictly No pick up from the resort on the islands (Miniloc, Matinloc, Lagen, Pangulasian and Cauayan).

Shared tour 

This tour is shared with other people (from a minimum of 8 up to 20 people per boat).

To request El Nido Tour A with private boat please contact us by email at info@travel-palawan.com

Recommended things to bring along: 

  • Flip flops or water shoes (to protect your feet from sharp rocks and shells)
  • Swimwear
  • Beach towel
  • Daypack or beach bag
  • Sunblock lotion and sunglasses
  • Insect repellent that works best for the sand flies
  • Waterproof camera or Waterproof phone case
  • Raincoat (just in case of rain)

Best time to visit

It’s possible to visit El Nido year-round

Weather Conditions

This tour is weather dependent and may be subject to cancellations. In case we have to cancel the trip due to adverse weather conditions and you are not able to reschedule for another day, then you will receive a full refund.

Last Minute Bookings
Last minute bookings made 3 days or less to date of travel be may not be honored. If you wish to make a last minute booking and the calendar shows the date as grayed out, please contact our team by email, WhatsApp or phone.

Inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included?Items that are included in the cost.
  • Hotel pick up / drop off
  • Transfer by shared boat
  • English speaking guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Life jacket, mask and snorkel
What's not included?Items that are not included in the cost.
  • Kayak Rental
  • El Nido Environmental fee (PHP 200 per person)
  • Big Lagoon User Fee (PHP 200 per person)
  1. El Nido Tour A Pick up from your hotel between 8:30 am / 9:00 am

    You will be collected from your hotel and taken to El Nido town main beach to board the boat for a full day excursion around the exotic islands of Bacuit Bay in El Nido.

    With El Nido tour A, you will visit the following islands and beaches: Miniloc Island, Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, 7 Commandos Beach and Shimizu Island.

    The islands are great for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking.

    Picnic lunch in Shimizu Island.

    Head back to El Nido town around mid-afternoon. Transfer to your hotel

Yes, we offer private tour with exclusive use of the boat.

The private tour is more expensive than shared tour but will give you more flexibility in choice of stops and length of staying in stops.’

For the private tour please contact us

In the event of bad weather, a tour may be postponed to a later date.

If you are unable to make the new tour date, you will be offered a full refund.

Note that a tour may be canceled within 30 minutes prior to departure in the event of changing weather conditions.

The voucher will be e-mailed to you within 48 hours after booking.

If you haven’t received the voucher after 48hours, please send us an email.

Booking are subject to our terms and conditions

Yes, if you don’t have a Paypal account you can pay with your credit card or debit card. On the checkout page, select Credit Card / Paypal and click Place the Order.

You will be redirected to Paypal page. Click the grey bottom “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” under the blue login button.

If you wish to pay by Bank Transfer, Transfer Wise, Pawnshop, then please contact us for more information.

You don’t have to be a seasoned swimmer to enjoy El Nido. You’ll be given a life jacket so you can go snorkeling or swimming in deep water and join the other tourists wherever the boat stops.

Tour B and D are the most suitable options if you have fear of deep water or aren’t a good swimmer. You can do these tours without swimming and just enjoy the beaches.

You would have to swim a lot if you choose Tour A or Tour C, especially when going to the hidden lagoon, secret and hidden beach. Sometime even expert swimmers may find difficult to get inside the Secret Beach where you need to swim underwater through a narrow rock tunnel with strong currents.

No, we do not pick up from the islands (Miniloc, Matinloc, Cauayan, Pangalusian and Lagen). For those who stay on the islands, the meeting point is El Nido Beach.

The ETDF stands for Eco-Tourism Development Fund and is designed to help to limit the impact of tourism and protect the marine environment of El Nido.

A 200-pesos ETDF fee per person is required for visiting the islands of Bacuit Bay and it’s valid for 10 days.

All our tour excludes the environmental fee.

Yes, we can accommodate those with dietary restrictions. Just enter your food requirement in the information box on the checkout page.

No, we only accept advanced payment.

Overall Rating
Reviewed On 18/12/2019

Our guide will collect the environmental and User fees

Lalaine Mijares-Lopez
Reviewed On 13/12/2019

When and where do we pay for the El Nido Environmental fee and the Big Lagoon User fee?

Reviewed On 18/07/2019

Until 4.00pm

Lyka Balitao
Reviewed On 16/07/2019

Until what time is the island tour?

Reviewed On 27/03/2019

Hi Megan, Good day and thanks for contacting us, yes, it possible to leave 12:00noon. The price for the private tour (min. 2 persons) is PHP 3,600 per person.