Pre-Book El Nido Island Boat Tours (Book Online)

El Nido is now moving towards responsible tourism and sustainability, urging travelers to book ahead, plan carefully, and choose tour companies wisely.

Pre-book El Nido island boat tours with Palawan Alternative. We offer a convenient way to reserve tour slots and government permits online. Booking your island-hopping tour in El Nido has never been this easy!

To combat the destructive effects of cheap mass tourism, the local government implemented tour price changes, carrying capacities, and time limits to some of the iconic sights around Bacuit Bay. They require tour companies to reserve permits and slots on behalf of their guests in advance. The changes will help in preserving and protecting our nature for future generations.

At Palawan Alternative, we strongly advocate for sustainable travel so we are very much in favor of all these changes. We need to protect our home too. This is why we always encourage our travelers to be mindful of their impact socially and environmentally.

Why It’s Best to Pre-Book El Nido Island Boat Tours with us?

  • We are a 100% locally-owned and operated small business
  • We are the local experts in Palawan
  • We advocate for sustainable ecotourism
  • We are a licensed booking agency based in El Nido
  • Hassle-free travel planning
  • 24/7 professional client support

We are a new small local business in town and are excited to set the bar in terms of professional client service. And unlike the big tour companies, we have all the time in the world to give our guests the “Palawan Alternative” experience. Booking your El Nido boat tours with us means that you’ll get more than you pay for.


  • Hotel pick-up
  • Local expert tips & advice
  • Personalized service

As part of our sustainability practices, we strongly promote small groups for mindful travel and less environmental impact. We specialize in private trips and boat charters. Let us know if you can find other travelers to join and we would be happy to organize and charter a boat for your group only.

Please talk to our local expert if you have any questions about booking your El Nido island-hopping tours online.

We only offer the popular El-Nido island hopping tours (shared boat) to individual travelers on a budget. For your convenience, please use our booking form below to pay via PayPal or credit card.

Please note that the Ecotourism Development Fee and lagoon entrance fees are excluded in the total price. These will be collected on the day of the tour. Make sure to read our booking conditions before making a payment.

All group tours are subject to availability. The tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. In case of Big Lagoon is fully-booked, the small lagoon will be substituted.

Tour A: Lagoons & Beaches
Tour B: Caves & Coves
Tour C: Hidden Beaches
Tour D: Island Beaches

Please send us your hotel name in El Nido. If you are staying within the town, we will pick you up at your hotel between 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM. If you are staying outside El Nido town, we’ll send you the details of the meeting place via email or WhatsApp. The tour ends at around 4:00 PM.


In order to reserve the permits in advance, make sure to send us a copy of your passport and flight itinerary to Palawan.

Note: Rates quoted are appropriate to the particular service at the time of quoting and these rates may change prior to the travel date. All prices are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without prior notice.