El Nido Tour C by Shared Boat

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  • Cancel up to 48 hours
  • Full Day
  • Group tour

Island hopping is undoubtedly the best way to explore the stunning islands scattered throughout Bacuit Bay in El Nido.  One of the most popular island hopping tours is El Nido Tour C, which strikes an excellent balance between adventure and snorkeling opportunities. This tour takes you to several must-see spots, including Secret Beach, Hidden Beach, Matinloc Shrine, Tapiutan Island, and Helicopter Island.

From swimming through a small slit in the rock face of Secret Beach to enjoying the powdery white sand and crystal-clear waters of Hidden Beach, El Nido Tour C offers a diverse range of experiences. The Matinloc Shrine on Matinloc Island provides a stunning panoramic view of the Tapiutan Strait, while Tapiutan Island and Helicopter Island offer tranquil sandy beaches and superb snorkeling opportunities.


Meet your tour guide at the meeting point in El Nido town and head to the boat departure point to start your full-day boat tour. Discover the stunning islands and secluded beaches scattered throughout Bacuit Bay, including Secret Beach, Hidden Beach, Matinloc Shrine, Tapiutan Island, and Helicopter Island.
Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of Bacuit Bay and snorkel among the vibrant tropical fish that call the area home. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the boat or on one of the stunning beaches.
After the tour, return to El Nido town.

  • Highlights
  • Matinloc Island is an absolute gem located just 20 minutes away from El Nido town, making it a must-see attraction in Bacuit Bay. Paired with Tapiutan Island, these two neighboring islands form the narrow Tapiutan Strait, home to some of the best snorkeling spots in the area.
    Matinloc Island boasts several highlights, including the Matinloc Shrine, Hidden Beach, and Secret Beach. To reach Matinloc Shrine, you'll need to climb the steps of an abandoned building, where you'll be rewarded with a panoramic view of the stunning Tapiutan Strait. Additionally, there's a chapel dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary that you can visit.
    The tiny Secret Beach, located on Matinloc Island, can only be accessed by swimming through a small slit in the rock face. It's said that Alex Garland, the author of the novel turned movie, "The Beach," lived in El Nido and was inspired by Secret Beach. Meanwhile, Hidden Beach is a small, paradisiacal cove nestled within limestone cliffs, making it invisible from the open sea. Its powdery white sand and crystal-clear waters make it a must-visit spot in El Nido.
    Tapiutan Island is situated further out in Bacuit Bay and offers a serene atmosphere with pristine sandy beaches and excellent snorkeling opportunities. Talisay Beach is one of the highlights of Tapiutan Island, boasting calm and shallow waters that are great for snorkeling or relaxing on the warm sand. Meanwhile, Star Beach is named after the harmless starfish that populate its seabed, making it one of the best snorkeling spots in Bacuit Bay.
    Lastly, Dilumacad Island, also known as "Helicopter Island," is another must-visit spot with its towering cliffs, lush tropical vegetation, white sand beach, and excellent snorkeling opportunities.
  • Includes
  • Transfer by shared boat
    Local guide
    Picnic lunch
    Drinking water
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
    Environmental fee (PHP 400 per person)
    Snorkeling set (available for rent)
Booking notes

The meeting point is in El Nido town, and the exact location will be indicated in the voucher you'll receive after the booking is paid and confirmed. All hotels in El Nido town are conveniently situated within walking distance of the meeting point.

If your hotel is situated in Corong Corong, Las Cabanas, or Lio Beach, and you need transportation to the meeting point, we can arrange it for an additional fee: PHP 1,300 per van (10 seaters) or PHP 500 per tricycle (3 seaters) each way. Some hotels outside El Nido town provide complimentary shuttles to and from El Nido town.

From a minimum of 8 up to 20 people per boat.

Mask and Snorkel PHP 150 per set - Aqua Shoes/Fins PHP PHP 150 per set

If the tour is cancelled due to bad weather, we will issue a full refund if it cannot be rescheduled for a later date.

All last-minute bookings (made on the same day or 3 days before the tour) must be made by phone or email only.

From:  1,470.00

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