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!
Discover El Nido
8:30 am at Discover El Nido Office in Calle Amboy, El Nido (see map). For hotel pick-up within the town proper, please contact the tour operator. The phone number is on your receipt upon booking.
Boat and crew
Local tour guide
All entrance fees
Mask and snorkel
The Eco-Tourism Development Fee of P200 per person is not included. This is a mandatory fee, valid for all tours occurring within a 10-day period in El Nido. If you have already availed the mandatory Eco-Tourism Development Fee, please bring it with you.
Please present your printed or mobile voucher. The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified.
We recommend to bring the following items: comfortable swimming attire, sunblock, towel, and camera.
Single-use plastic bottles are prohibited in all tours.
OUR TWO CENTS
- Ask your boat captain to take you to an exclusive beach for lunch.
- Come on low tide to access the secret beach in Matinloc Island.