In Boracay terminology, "island hopping" means not so much traveling from island to island, but rather more circumnavigating Boracay aboard a local "banka" motorized outrigger, making various stops for sightseeing and activities along the way. Half-day excursions usually head first for Crocodile Island, where you can snorkel in the crystal clear water and admire the marine life (don't worry, crocodiles are not included). Also normally visited is Crystal Cove—an island with two sea caves—and a secluded Boracay cove known as Puka Shell Beach. Island hopping trips can be arranged through most hotels and guesthouses, or through one of the travel agencies in the area around D-Mall (near White Beach Station 2). Prices start from around 1,500 PHP per person, depending on how many people join you.
Sep 26, 2013
We wanted to try everything the first time we went to Boracay, and island hopping included. It was average - we went to Puka Beach, and then snorkeling after. Both snorkeling and Puka Beach was average, if not for the kind man who makes sand castles at the beach. He has no legs and you'd get amazed at how good he is at making these really beautiful castles. He doesn't charge when tourists take picture with the castles, but he accepts donations.
He's really nice and visiting him is the only reason I'd ever go back to Puka Beach.