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How To Book The Best Siargao Island Hopping Tour

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Cazzy Magennis
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Last Updated:
June 4, 2020
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Looking for the ultimate Siargao Island hopping tour? Look no further! Island hopping in Siargao is a lot of fun and we tell you how to book your trip....
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One of the highlights of a trip to the island of Siargao in The Philippines is the chance to island hop to some of the very close, and beautiful islands next to it.

Actually, the island hopping we did in Siargao was easily one of my favourite experiences from our time in The Philippines.

So if you’re interested in choosing the best Siargao island hopping tour then keep reading for all you need to know. 

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Can I/should I DIY island hopping?

You can DIY your island hopping tour, but I don’t think it’s worth it when the price of the tours are reasonable and you actually get great value for money. 

If you DIY it yourself, you’ll need to hire a boatman and a boat for a day, and this can range from 1500-2000 pesos.

If you’ve got a group of people, then it can work out a great price, but of course this won’t include your entrance fees and that amazing bbq beach lunch that all the tours include (but food is easy to locate on the island hopping tour).

You’ll also need to tell your boat man where to go etc.

I don’t have a specific person you can contact about getting a boat, but if you just ask a few people, you’ll soon find someone. 

siargao island hopping stops

Siargao Island Hopping Itinerary: Where is included?

So on all the classic Siargao island hopping tours, the following awesome destinations are included: 

  • Guyam Island: This is truly one of the most beautiful islands in the world, and well you can actually rent it out for weddings! It’s tiny but amazing. It’s surrounded by stunning water that’s perfect for swimming, and actually there is a little natural swimming pool on the island that’s an amazing place to relax! This was one of the most epic places I’ve ever seen, and when we flew the drone, it looked even more epic from above…
  • Daku Island: This is typically the second stop on your Siargao island hopping tour and it’s the destination for your awesome BBQ lunch! Daku island is lined with amazing palm trees and there are locals who actually live here. Again it’s an amazing place to swim and relax and it’s truly beautiful. 
  • Naked Island: Naked island is exactly what it says on the tin: naked! It’s a sandbar, and it’s not overly big so it can get crowded quite quickly, but again it’s very beautiful. What I will say is there's nowhere to hide from the sun here, so be SUPER CAREFUL! It’s another awesome place to snorkel/relax…

Speaking of snorkeling, any decent Siargao island hopping tour will also give you the chance to snorkel in the beautiful waters.

We did this between the coast of Daku island and Naked island and it was awesome..

Also, another awesome feature of our island hopping tour was the free rum that was provided all day. If you like rum, then you’ll love The Philippines.

They produce fantastic local rum and our tour was all about fun and rum! Our host made it with an infusion of lime and it was truly delicious.

I have to say our guide was so much fun and really made the day memorable. 

The Epic Guyam Island...
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Daku Island
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Naked Island

How to book your Siargao Island Hopping Tour

When it comes to booking your Siargao island hopping tour, you have a couple of options: 

In person: So Siargao has lots of tour agencies, some will try and rip you off, others will be reasonable. We got our island hopping tour from a company called “Experience Siargao ''. They didn’t have a shop, it was more of a pop up stall, but they offered us the tour for a really great price (compared to others in the area) and since it included all the usual stops, snorkelling, lunch and unlimited rum, we had a great day! :P This cost us 1000 peso per person which is around $19. BRILLIANT! (I’ve had some people tell me that they can’t find the company we booked with….:but keep looking!) 

Online: Thanks to Klook you can actually book your island hopping tour ahead of time online, for a great price. This is actually great in the high season, when tours book up pretty quick and if you’re on a strict schedule time wise, then booking ahead of time and guaranteeing a place is a good idea. 

  1. This is my favourite tour they offer - It includes everything you would expect on a Siargao island hopping tour and for a brilliant price. So book here to guarantee your spot! 
  1. This is another budget tour option. It’s actually only $15 for a group tour but doesn’t include your lunch and doesn’t mention snorkelling...OR you can get a private tour for around $26 per person. Check it out here. 

Just be aware that “in person” people can try and charge you over $30 per person! So if you can find “Experience Siargao '' and get the deal we did, then great, but if you’re in a rush and would rather have everything sorted, then book your tour online. 

TIP: Buy your own snorkelling kit to bring with you around your adventures in The Philippines. It’s more hygienic, convenient and trust me, you’re going to be in the water a lot! 

daku island on siargao island hopping tour

Prices of your Siargao Island Hopping Tour

As mentioned above, you can expect your island hopping tour price to range from $15-30 per person depending on whether you book online, or you barter in person.

I would personally say anything around the $20 mark is an excellent price and you know you’ll be getting a quality tour. 

Remember you can book your tour online here if you wish. 

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What to expect on an awesome island hopping tour in Siargao

Well you can expect an AMAZING TIME and…

  • A visit to the 3 awesome islands we mentioned above: Daku, Guyam and Naked island. 
  • A delicious Filipino BBQ which is seriously the best. We absolutely loved lunch time! 
  • The chance to make friends- we made lots on ours, some of whom we are still connected with on Instagram. 
  • Scenery your eyes won’t believe. Blues bluer than blue, amazing fish, stunning sand and just some of the best water in the world. 
  • The chance to snorkel with awesome fishes! Typically you can purchase snorkels on board and the fish selection in The Philippines is always awesome.
filipino bbq lunch
The filipinos know how to do an amazing bbq!

Best time to go on an island hopping tour in Siargao 

The best time to go on an island hopping tour in Siargao will naturally relate to the best time to visit Siargao in general. This is the month of March to October as this is the dry season. 

Bradley and I actually visited in May and the weather was PERFECT! So it’s the perfect time to head out on a Siargao island hopping tour.

Check out my full guide on the best things to do in Siargao so you can check out other awesome things to do there. 

selfie on guyam island

Where to stay in Siargao

Siargao has lots of amazing places to stay, but the best area to stay is the tourist hotspot of General Luna and Cloud Nine. It’s bursting with a range of accommodation options, from fancy resorts, airbnbs, hostels to great value rooms, there is something for everyone…

We’ve actually done a whole guide on where to stay in Siargao, so check this out for all you need to know! 

Final Tips for your Siargao Island Hopping Tour

  • Invest in some water shoes. They’re super cheap and really useful in a water based destination like The Philippines. Especially for hopping on and off boats and protecting feet against coral. 
  • As mentioned before, it’s a great idea to buy your own snorkelling kit to take with you on your island hopping trips. These can be picked up at markets. 
  • Bring a drone. You’ll have the chance to capture some of the most beautiful shots ever, and The Philippines actively encourages drone use, so it’s a drone dream! 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post on the ultimate Siargao island hopping tour and hopefully you know what to expect on your tour and how to book for the best price. If you’ve got any questions or comments then simply drop a comment below and I’ll get back to you! 

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