El Nido Island Tours – A, B, C, D, and Yacht Tour

The most visited destination in Palawan, El Nido is known for its striking limestone cliffs, mesmerizing lagoons,  and hundreds of virgin beaches. Guests who stay on Floral Island Resort sometimes go to El Nido, which is one hour away, to experience one of the following island tours. Book your stay in Palawan with Floral Island Resort and experience one or more El Nido island tours with us!

El Nido Island Hopping Tour A

Islands included: Big Lagoon, Shimizu Island, Secret Lagoon, and 7 Commandos Beach

This is the quintessential El Nido tour, featuring the incredible lagoons, steep limestone cliffs, and charming white beaches! Explore the Big Lagoon, rent a kayak if you wish, and enjoy their dramatic backdrop of karst formations and sparkling warm water.

Slip into a small opening and enter the Secret Lagoon, a tiny island enclosed with limestone cliffs. And then relax at the stretch of sandy white beach at Seven Commandos. This was named after the Japanese commandos who inhabited the island after World War II.

Save the best for last! The final stop is at the fantastic Simizu Island, a huge limestone formation with pockets of lovely white-sand beaches. This completes your whole day tour in the stunning Bacuit Bay!

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El Nido Island Hopping Tour B

Islands Included: Pinagbuyutan Island, Cathedral Cave, Cudugnon Beach, Snake Island, and Entalula Island

This fun island tour is more diverse than the others, featuring caves, coves, historic sites, and wild forests—all set in stunning limestone islands! Entalula, Pinagbuyutan, and Snake Islands have beautiful rocky sceneries and virgin forests teeming with wildlife. If you’re up for an adventure, hike to the summit of Snake Island and see awesome views of Bacuit Bay!

The astonishing Cudugnon Cave is where pottery and jewelry from the Sung Dynasty was found. Travelers from Borneo used to cross the ancient land bridge that once connected Borneo to Palawan. Cathedral Cave, on the hand, features a huge cavern that resembles a cathedral, hence the name. Don’t miss the chance to access this using a kayak!

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El Nido Island Hopping Tour C

Islands included: Hidden Beach, Secret Beach, Talisay Beach, Matinloc Island, and Helicopter Island

This well-known island tour is a mix of cozy secret beaches, scenic diving sites, and a religious shrine, all situated near the outskirts of Bacuit Bay. Because much of the tour is located in open water, the wind and waves in this area can be tricky sometimes.

Shaped like a helicopter, Helicopter Island is a sea turtle nesting site with a dreamy long white beach. Star Beach is a great spot for snorkeling as it teems with colorful coral reefs and marine life. Matinloc Island, on the other hand, has this secret underwater passage to a beautiful sandy lagoon surrounded by steep limestones.

There’s also an optional visit to Matinloc Shrine, a sacred monument that was built in 1982 in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Privately owned, this spiritual oasis can be explored for an additional P100. Overall, Tour C offers a great combination of diverse islands in the majestic Bacuit Bay!

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El Nido Island Hopping Tour D

Islands included: Cadlao Island, Small Lagoon, Ipil Beach, Nat-Nat Beach, Bukal Island, and Paradise Beach

There’s no shortage of scenic views when you go on Tour D, which takes you to the most loved lagoon in Bacuit Bay along with four other destinations. Many of these have idyllic white-sand beaches with beautiful limestone formations, great snorkeling sites, and even sunset views!

The highlights of this tour are Small Lagoon and Cadlao Island. Shaped like the back of a camel, Cadlao Island is the highest (608m) as well as the largest in Bacuit Bay, spanning over 1,000 hectares. Cadlao is gifted with lush forests, powdery beaches, and a beautiful lagoon with snorkeling areas. Meanwhile, you can rent a kayak, explore the mesmerizing Small Lagoon, and enjoy the sights of dramatic limestone cliffs.

Other attractions included in this tour are Ipil Beach, Nat-Nat Beach, Bukal Island, and Paradise Beach. These are uncrowded serene beaches with the allure of the Philippine countryside as well as great views of the sunset. Compared to other tours in Bacuit Bay, Tour D is more laid-back and less crowded, but definitely just as memorable!

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El Nido Yacht Tour

Islands included: Cadlao Island, Star Beach, Seven Commandos Beach, and Small or Big Lagoon

Sail away to the best islands in El Nido with this affordable yacht experience. You’ll be picked up at your hotel and come aboard the bright red Seacret, a classy, 50-foot sailing Catamaran. As you cruise the blue sea from one island to another, you can tan your worries away on the deck or lounge on a bean bag or trampoline while sipping cocktails.

You’ll enjoy four tropical destinations in this tour. These include two breathtaking lagoons with clear turquoise waters (Cadlao Lagoon and Big/Small Lagoon) and two pristine white beaches lined with tall coconut trees. These islands are walled with astonishing limestone formations which El Nido is world-renowned for.

You’ll receive first class treatment with the assistance of the yacht’s cheerful crew. A well-prepared, delicious lunch will surely satisfy your palate and refuel you for the rest of the afternoon. On top of these, you’ll meet other guests and maybe make new friends! Overall, this yacht tour feels like a dream. It’s definitely worth the taking!

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Book Your Own Private Island at Floral Island Resort

Experience staying on a private island exclusive to your group (minimum of 6 guests, starts at about $1,250 per night) at Floral Island Resort, a Superhost and Guest Favorite with 5-Star Rating on AirBnb. The island resort is only 1 hour away from El Nido and sits in Taytay Bay just outside El Nido’s tourist traffic. Floral Island Resort is often fully booked and guests are encouraged to make reservations at least two months ahead of time.

At the pristine and secluded Floral Island Resort, you’ll enjoy a peaceful and serene tropical experience, with 12 unique island activities and 6 premium services, and have a variety of tasteful tropical dishes in various dining settings. We are a part of the Coral Triangle Initiative and are a proud supporter of marine conservation! You can even swim with giant sea turtles through our island hopping eco-tour.

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