Several times in a row, Palawan has been elected “World’s Best Island” by specialized magazines. With its clear and clean water, its sugar-white sand beaches and its abundant wild-life, this idyllic island really is a dream place for island-hopping tourists.
One can argue that El Nido is Palawan’s jewel. This Managed Ressource Protected Area counts 45 islands, 447 species of corals, 888 species of fish, 5 species of marine turtles and 114 species of birds. It is known for its rugged beauty, which makes it a true tropical paradise.
One of the best way to discover the area is by cruising the Bacuit Bay and stop on different islands, lagoons and beaches. This is exactly what you will do while on an island hopping tour. Departing from El Nido town, each island hopping tour will take you to discover a specific part of the archipelago.
To get the details of each tour, click here: El Nido Tours A, B, C and D. The combo tours allow you to combine 2 tours into 1, and thus to see more in just one day. The private tours, on their part, will mostly follow the main tours but, as you’ll be the only the only group on the boat, they give you more freedom (on the departure time, on the order of the destinations, etc.).
Tours A, B, C, D and their variant are the most popular way to go island hopping in El Nido. But these are not the only ones. As you saw above, there are other kind of island hopping activities you can choose from.
The Overnight Camping will take you to sleep on one island (or several islands). You can choose to go overnight camping for 1 to 3 nights. During the day you will go island hopping, and each night, you’ll set camp to spend the night on an island. Click here to get more details: Overnight Camping in El Nido’s islands.
The drop off & pick up service allows you to spend the day on the island on your choice. This is very popular way of spending the sunday for the locals. We will send you and come pick you up before dusk. During that day, you’ll be able to grill some food, to go swimming and snorkeling, or just to relax on a beautiful beach. To learn more about this kind of island hopping,click here: Drop off & Pick up in El Nido.
The Ultimate Adventure Tour is designed for the travelers who want to get off the tourist trails for a few days. It will take you past the tip of Palawan to the Linapacan Islands. There, you will discover truly deserted islands and beaches and be able to swim in some of the clearest water in the world. Click here to learn more about the Ultimate Adventure Tour.
Palawan knows two seasons: the dry one (from December to May) and the wet one (from May to November). In both case, the weather stays relatively hot. The only difference resides in the rainfall amount. You can check the seasonal averages here.
The best conditions to go island hopping in the El Nido area are thus reunited between December and May. Coming at that time of the year will give you the best chances to benefit from clear blue skies and a sunny weather.
Otherwise than that, the best moment of the day to go island hopping is in the morning,
anywhere between 7 and 10am. The reason you should start your tour early is because of the length of the days in this tropical region. For safety reasons, the boats should head back to town before night (which falls around 6pm).
Do not hesitage to give us a call. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.