Going island hopping in El Nido is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend the day. You can go out all day, swim on several remote beaches, have lunch and be back in El Nido in time for dinner – all for less than 20USD.
The tourist association plans the tours well.
A boatman with his helper will accompanied by an English speaking guide.
Rocky and Martin were both excellent guides but any of the lot are probably just as good.
They are also responsible for cooking lunch for the picnic on the beach that is included in the price.
The grilled fish, squid, chicken or whatever was good and we fed the left over squid bits to the fish when we were snorkeling.
You can rent mask and fins in town before you head out if you plan to snorkel.
Some off these beaches have a croal reef nearby hat is loaded with small fish.
I did not see any big ones and imaging that the fishing pressure on these reefs is pretty intensive.
It still was a blast and I hope to do it many more times in the future. I have not yet tried scuba diving in El Nido, but there are two shops there if you want to give it a go.
600 pesos per person-4 person minimum includes lunch
Small Lagoon, Big Lagoon, Simizu Island, Secret Lagoon
Seven Commando Beach – We saw 11 monkeys scampering along this beach. That was a first for me.
Tour “B” 650 pesos
Intalula, Pangulasian Island
Snake Island, Codogun Cave
These tours are outstanding values when you consider that you have a staff of two to three guiding, cooking, and running the boat.
Tour “C” 700 pesos
Hidden Beach, Matinloc Shrine
Star Beach, Secret Beach
island hopping El Nido