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.
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.
We opted for the DIY Siargao island hopping tour and all went well.
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.
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.
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
The Siargao island hopping tour is exactly the type of trip you picture, when plan planning your travels to the Philippines.
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.
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!
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.
The final spot of the day and another tiny paradise. Guyam for us was the prettiest, and surrounded by crazy 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.
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.
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.
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.