Island tour with private boat in El Nido

Private Boat for El Nido Island Hopping


Enjoy a full day El Nido island hopping tour with a private boat tour.  Discover the stunning lagoons, limestone caves, and pristine islands in Bacuit Bay, in the most beautiful island in the world, Palawan.

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  • Travel Style Holiday Type
    Beaches and Islands
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Category Private Tour
    Min. 2 persons
All about the Private Boat for El Nido Island Hopping.

There is a multitude of islands in Bacuit Bay, El Nido and with this Island Hopping Tour with Private Boat, you’ll have the freedom to choose any of these destinations to explore and enjoy.

This the perfect option for families or small groups wanting to have the freedom to explore El Nido independently.

With El Nido Private Island Hopping Tour, you are not limited to any of our existing itineraries (Tour A, Tour B or Tour C). Instead, you have the freedom to choose what you want include on your trip. Whether you choose one of our existing itineraries, or decide to customize it according to your preferences.

Here are the standard itineraries, please note that El Nido Tour B and C are a surcharge:

El Nido Tour A: Big Lagoon,  7 Commandos Beach, Secret Lagoon and Shimizu Island.

El Nido Tour B: Snake Island, Cudugnon Cave, Cathedral Cave, Pinagbuyutan Island or Entaluala Island and Popolkan Island.

El Nido Tour C: Secret Beach, Hidden Beach, Matinloc Shrine, Tapiutan Island, and Helicopter Island.

El Nido Tour D: Small Lagoon, Cadlao Lagoon, Pasandigan Beach, Nat Nat Beach, Bucal Island, and Paradise Beach.

Please contact us to request a customized itinerary.

Tour Highlights

  • Bacuit Bay, El Nido

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

Inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included?Items that are included in the cost.
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Transfers by private boat
  • English speaking guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Life jacket, mask and snorkel
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost.
  • Kayak Rental
  • El Nido Environmental fee (PHP 200 per person)
  • Big and Small User Fee (PHP 200 per person for each lagoon)
  1. El Nido Island Hopping Pick up from your hotel between 8:30 am / 9:00 am

    8:30 am pick up from your hotel and transfer to El Nido main beach.

    Board the boat for an unforgettable island hopping tour among the spectacular islands and beaches of  Bacuit Bay. This is the best way to discover El Nido secluded beaches and less known islands.

    With a private boat, you will have the freedom to choose where you to go and how long you want to stay.

    Return to El Nido around 5:00 pm. Transfer to your hotel.

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.

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.

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.

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