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From Puerto Princesa: Day Trip to El Nido and Island Hopping

1. From Puerto Princesa: Day Trip to El Nido and Island Hopping

Discover the islands around El Nido on a full-day island hopping tour from Puerto Princesa. Explore the area's most picturesque sites, including the Secret and Big Lagoons, and replenish your energy with a sumptuous barbeque lunch. Choose the private option to have your own exclusive experience, allowing for more flexibility and customization.  Begin your tour bright and early with pickup from your hotel in downtown Puerto Princesa at around 4 AM and head straight toward El Nido. Rest during the approximately 5-hour journey, and make a short stop to stretch your legs and buy some food. Upon arrival in the resort town of El Nido, you'll be dropped off near the jump-off point. Have breakfast at one of the several restaurants before boarding your boat, if you like. To fully enjoy the activity, rental of gears and kayak are already included in the package. Set sail on your island hopping activity by 9 AM and make up to 5 stops in all. Depending on the assigned route, you will start with the Secret Lagoon, a secret world hidden in jagged rock walls. Continue on to Shimizu Island, a gorgeous beach with crystal-clear waters. Then, head to Seven Commandos Beach, lined with coconut trees and pure white sand, before making your last stop at the Big Lagoon. By midday, pause your island hopping to savor a lunch of barbecue pork, chicken, and seafood, as well as vegetable salad and fresh fruits. The island hopping activity ends at around 4 PM, at which point you'll be dropped off back at the wharf where you'll head back to your hotel in Puerto Princesa. Prior to going back to Puerto Princesa, you can enjoy dinner in El Nido. At 6 PM, get back on the road to your hotel, which you should reach by midnight.

From Puerto Princesa: Port Barton Island Hopping Day Trip

2. From Puerto Princesa: Port Barton Island Hopping Day Trip

Escape the crowds and find unspoiled natural beauty at Port Barton, a small fishing community located some 160 kilometers (almost 100 miles) from Puerto Princesa City. Soak up the peace and serenity as you hop around the islands in the area and swim with the local marine wildlife. Lunch, entrance fees, and snorkeling equipment are included. After pickup from your hotel at around 5 AM in Puerto Princesa, drive for about 4 hours to Port Barton. Meet your guide at the wharf and receive the gear you'll need for the day: life vests and snorkeling equipment. Then, start your exploration in Port Barton's colorful underwater reefs and head to Turtle Spot where you can see wild sea turtles, if you're lucky. Swim and snorkel with the sea creatures before moving on to Exotic or Maxima Island (depending on the weather). Relax and sunbathe on the soft white sand, and have a dip in the pristine water. Make your next stop at Twin Reef, another amazing snorkeling spot full of vast amounts of coral. Finally, head to Starfish Island and see starfish everywhere around the island. Pose for photos with them but don't forget to fill your belly with a local style BBQ lunch too. The tour concludes with a comfortable ride all the way back to your accommodation in Puerto Princesa for some rest. You'll arrive back at Puerto Princesa at approximately 9 pm.

Puerto Princesa: Private Underground River and Cowrie Tour

3. Puerto Princesa: Private Underground River and Cowrie Tour

Visit some of Puerto Princesa's most notable destinations in just one day. Get to enjoy a day out in nature to see the Underground River and swim in the warm waters of Honda Bay. This compressed tour is perfect for those wanting to get the most out of their time in Puerto Princesa. Your day will start early as your guide will pick you up for your hotel at around 6 AM. You'll head 90 minutes out to the countryside to visit one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. At the wharf, you can sit and enjoy the sights or walk along Sabang Beach while you guide handle the paperwork. Once everything is ready, board a motorboat for a 20-minute ride to the mouth of the underground river. Wear comfortable clothings as you can get wet during the boat transfers. Walk on a short strip of forest to see the entrance to the cave. In here, you will also see wildlife such as monkeys and monitor lizards. Before boarding the paddleboat, you'll be handed out an audio device to enhance the experience inside the cave. The full trip inside should take no more than 45 minutes. You'll head back to the wharf after this where a sumptuous feast of Filipino delicacies awaits. After having your lunch, you'll head back to the City to visit Cowrie Island in Honda Bay. This small island is dotted with coconut trees and is lined by a white sand beach. Change into your coolest swimwear and bask under the tropical sun, It's warm waters is also perfect for those who want to swim. There's also a place where you can snorkel with fishes or you can rent a kayak! At the end of the trip, your tour guide will drop you off at your hotel.

Puerto Princesa: Private Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour

4. Puerto Princesa: Private Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour

Experience the magnificent marine life of Puerto Princesa. Honda Bay is located on the eastern shore of Puerto Princesa and is home to a wide variety of tiny islands lined with resorts and beaches. Before boarding your private boat, make a stop to rent your snorkel, aqua shoes, and swimming fins. Once onboard, you will be taken to three different locations, each with its own unique attractions and characteristics. The first is Luli Island. This sand bar got its name from the Filipino "Lulubog at LIlitaw," which means "to appear and disappear on water;" the sand bar disappears when the tide is high and reappears when the tide is low. It is home to long stretches of powdery, cream-colored sand and clear blue water, which are perfect for swimming and relaxing. Next is Pambato Reef, a famous snorkeling site in Honda Bay with a thriving community of branch and ear corals and schools of fish including lapu-lapu (grouper), parrot fish, and spadefish. Finally, head to Cowrie Island, where you will spend most of your day and where your buffet-style lunch will be served. The clear waters and fine sand are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. Head back to the wharf at around 2:30 PM for hotel drop-off.

From Puerto Princesa: Honda Bay Island Hopping Full-Day Tour

5. From Puerto Princesa: Honda Bay Island Hopping Full-Day Tour

7:00am hotel pick up Starfish Lunch (Starfish) Cowrie Island Luli Island Approximately 3:00 pm hotel drop off

Puerto Princesa: Cowrie Island Day Tour

6. Puerto Princesa: Cowrie Island Day Tour

Explore one of the destinations in Honda Bay in this private day tour to Cowrie Island. This activity is perfect if you have a few hours to spare before leaving the City. Honda Bay is just a quick 30-minute van and boat ride away from the city center. The island even has a shower facility where you can freshen up before leaving if you have a plane to catch. Your tour guide meet you at your hotel and will be the one who will process the paperworks at the wharf. Once everything is settled, you'll board a motor boat that will take you to this island paradise. The island has a beautiful white sand beach and coconut trees are all over the area. The cottages are also located just near the shoreline. There's also a massage area where you can get a massage from qualified therapists. When you're feeling hungry, just let your guide know so they can serve the tasty meals prepared just for you. The menu consist of barbeque pork, chicken, or fish, with vegetable salad, fruits in season, and rice. If you have any dietary requirements, just let us know ahead of time so we can arrange something for you. Whenever you're ready to go back, your guide will assist you back to your boat and van and will drop you off back at your hotel or at the airport.

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What people are saying about Puerto Princesa

The tour was extremely well organized. Despite a slightly late pick-up we arrived well on time in El Nido. The boat company were great, we were told 5 stops and we got them. No rushing and ample time to enjoy each spot. The scenery is stunning and really good snorkeling and beaches. Lunch is cooked and served on the boat. They put a lot of emphasis on safety and we were well looked after during the day. Would definitely recommend this tour to everyone. Well worth the price and journey.

The boat does not dock directly on the beach, so you have to walk 10m to the boat at the open. We had to carry our bags on our heads to prevent them from falling into the water. This tour should only be done in good weather (ideally no weather with strong wind). The drive from puerto princesa to el nido takes 4.5 hours, far too long, but with 2 toilet breaks. On the whole, one must have seen el nido.

Amazing experience. Pick up transportation from Puerto Princesa to El Nido was smooth, driver picked us up from our hotel at the exact time given and got us there safely after a 5 hour drive. Tour guides Jason and Nathan on the Marielle boat really put an effort in making sure we enjoyed the tour. They were very friendly, accommodating and our family enjoyed our conversations with them.

The tour was perfect! A great way to see the many islands. The tour guides were awesome and there was enough time to enjoy each location. I did package A and I really enjoyed it.

we had so much fun no words can explain how great we have to this agency...