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Island Hopping In Siargao – A Complete Guide

A Siargao Island Hopping tour is by far the most popular thing to do on the island. So here’s a go to guide including where to book and what to expect.

How To Book Your Siargao Island Hopping Tour

There are two ways to book a Siargao island hopping tour:

Through your accommodation

This is the safest and most secure option.

They will likely charge you up to 3500 Pesos per boat.

You get the reassurance of it being dealt with properly and have someone to turn back to if anything goes wrong.

Barter with the locals

Head down to where the boats leave (opposite Curry Pot) and negotiate with the local catamaran owners.

It’s advised to head down the day before you plan to go on your Siargao island hopping tour, in order to lock in your driver and confirm a time to meet.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

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Playing around in the palms before our Siargao Island hopping tour

Siargao Island Hopping Tour Prices

We opted for the DIY Siargao island hopping tour and all went well.

Tour Price

1500 Pesos for the driver & a boat that seats up to 8 people.

There were 6 of us so we split the cost. A total of 250 Pesos per person.

Extra Costs

Naked Island: Free

Daku Island: 100 Pesos per boat

Guyam Island: 20 Pesos per person

Also, these prices did not include lunch, so be sure to take food with you.

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Playing around on Guyam Island

Best Time To Visit Siargao

The best time to visit Siargao is between March and October, the island’s dry season.

As for heading out on your Siargao Island hopping tour, it’s probably the most popular thing to do there. So definitely head out as early as possible in order to beat the crowds!

Before heading out on your Siargao Island hopping tour, make sure to stack up on some snacks from the mainland.

Even if lunch is included, it could be a long day if you get hungry. And there aren’t too many shacks selling food on the smaller islands.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel

GoPro

Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

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Beautiful beach huts at Daku Island

What To Expect On A Siargao Island Hopping Tour

A Siargao island hopping tour is exactly the type of trip you imagine when plan planning your Philippines itinerary.

A full day of floating around tropical paradise, crystal blue waters and sipping coconuts on secluded beaches.

Depending on how much you pay for your trip, determines whether lunch is included. So if you’re on a budget grabbing something local to take with you and plenty of water is a good plan!

The standard trip consists of visiting three of the surrounding Siargao islands – Naked Island, Daku Island and Guyam Island. Typically in that order.

Naked Island

Not a nudist beach, but a small island where you will find nothing but sand. Therefore the island is naked!

It’s a stretch of land around 100 metres long and it’s ideal for just kicking back and having a reality check of just exactly where you are in the world!

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Naked Island could be the ultimate spot to relax on the tour!

Daku Island

The largest of the three islands and a bit more space for exploring.

There are beach hunts available to relax in and a few pop up style island 7/11’s (that’s a joke – there will literally be a local with some cold drinks and crackers to buy).

However Daku is usually the lunch stop, so kick back and enjoy or explore through the palms.

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Pulled up at Daku Island in our catamaran

Guyam Island

The final spot of the day and another tiny paradise. Guyam for us was the prettiest, and surrounded by beautiful shallow turquoise waters.

A great place to hang out until sunset if you can last that long and take beautiful photos amongst the scenery.

All in all, our Siargao Island Hopping Tour was one of the best days of our 2 months in the Philippines. If you make it all the way out East, then this has to be on your Siargao itinerary!

Definitely one of the best things to do in the Philippines.

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Guyam Island was complete paradise

Where To Stay In Siargao

Luxury

Kawayan Siargao Resort

Kawayan Siargao Resort has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in General Luna.

Featuring a terrace, the 3-star resort has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi.

Rooms come with a balcony with pool views. All rooms at the resort come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and a shower.

Guests at Kawayan Siargao Resort can enjoy a continental or a à la carte breakfast.

Mid-Budget

Riad Masaya

Boasting a garden and views of garden, Riad Masaya is situated in General Luna, 0.7 miles from Cloud 9 Surfing Area.

Featuring a shared lounge, the 2-star inn has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom.

The accommodation features a shared kitchen, and luggage storage for guests. All rooms at the inn come with a seating area. The rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle.

Budget

Secret Spot Siargao

Set in General Luna, within 1.4 miles of Guyam Island and 1.8 miles of Daku Island, Secret Spot Siargao offers accommodation with a garden and as well as free private parking for guests who drive.

Boasting a shared kitchen, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Each room has a patio with views of the garden.

All guest rooms at the hostel come with a seating area. At Secret Spot Siargao all rooms have a shared bathroom with a bidet.

For more places to stay in Siargao, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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