Honda Bay Island Hopping with private boat

Honda Bay Island Hopping by private boat


From:  2,000.00

  • Reviews 3 Reviews
  • Product Category
    Beaches and Islands
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Private
    Min. 2 persons
SKU: PPS-B-2 Category:
All about the Honda Bay Island Hopping by private boat.

This day trip to Honda Bay by private boat is perfect for travellers who want to spend a relaxing and enjoyable day in Puerto Princesa.

In this private tour you can visit the following islands:

Luli Island in Honda Bay was so named because the sandbar sinks and rises with the tides (Lulubog = sink & Lilitaw = appear). Luli Island is best visited at low tide because then you can see the beautiful golden sandbar.

The first thing you will notice when you arrive on Cowrie Island is the stunning white sand beach and clear blue water. The island was named after the brightly-shelled mollusks that locals say thrive in the area (these shells are also popularly used as decorations in some Filipino homes). Cowrie Island is one of the most popular islands in Honda Bay and is great for swimming and sunbathing.
Recreational facilities include a restaurant, beach cottages, massage cabanas, volleyball and a beach bar.
Cowrie Island is usually the last stop on the Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour, where you will have lunch.

Starfish Island takes its name from the abundance of starfish that populate the warm waters around the island. This secluded island has a beautiful sandy beach, crystal clear blue waters and a mangrove forest. The water is so clear that you can easily see the starfish in their natural habitat.

Tour Highlights

  • Luli Island
  • Cowrie Island
  • Starfish Island

Recommended things to bring along: 

  • Swimsuit and swim shirt UV Protection
  • Beach towel
  • Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Waterproof camera
  • Flip-flops or water shoes
  • Cash for personal expenses
  • Packable rain jacket or poncho (just in case of rain)
  • Waterproof roll-top dry bag

Pick up and Drop off

Hotel pickup is included if you are staying at a hotel in Puerto Princesa city center.

Best time to go

It is possible to visit Honda Bay all year round.

Weather Conditions

Please note that this tour is subject to weather conditions. The park may be closed at any time due to excessive rain or rough seas.

If there is inclement weather and you are unable to reschedule this tour for another day, you will receive a full refund.

If the weather suddenly changes en route and we have to cancel the tour halfway through, you will receive a partial refund.

Last Minute Bookings

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

Inclusions and Exclusions
What's included in the price?Items that are included
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Private Boat
  • Buffet Lunch
  • English speaking guide
Not included in the priceitems that are not included
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Snorkeling gear (available for rent)
  • Environmental fee
  1. Honda Bay Pick up from your hotel between 7:00 am / 7:30 am

    Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the Santa Lourdes pier to board the boat to Honda Bay.
    Honda Bay is made up of several small islands with shallow reefs bordering beautiful beaches.
    On this tour you will visit LuLi Island (Lulubog Lilitaw Island), Cowrie Island and Starfish Island where you can swim, snorkel and sunbathe – the islands to visit may vary depending on weather and sea conditions.
    After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.

If your trip is canceled, we will rebook you on the next available trip. If you are unable to reschedule your trip, you may request a full refund or rebooking on another trip of equal value.

Please note that a tour may be canceled up to 30 minutes prior to departure if weather conditions change.

Yes, it is possible. We can arrange a private vehicle to take you to El Nido after the tour. Please contact us for more details and a quote.

The standard pick-up time for the Honda Bay Day Trip is between 7:00 am and 7:30 am. However, for the private tour, the pick-up time is flexible and can be adjusted depending on the arrival time of your flight.

Overall Rating
Domenico F.
Reviewed On 12/05/2022

We had a great time on our Honda Bay snorkeling trip.The crew was fun and attentive, and helped us to see various fish. We will definitely recommend to book the private boat.

Barbara S.
Reviewed On 08/05/2022

This was a fantastic experience. The staff were so accommodating and helpful. The snorkel location were perfect. The food was good also. Couldn’t be more pleased.

Reviewed On 03/05/2022

The tour was great, but we would love to have more vegetarian options for lunch.