Explore secret lagoons and swim with diverse populations of tropical fish


The second most popular to El Nido is Tour A is El Nido Island Hopping C. Tour C is known for having the best snorkeling tour and provides the most significant opportunity for sea turtles. The tour visits and snorkels to a place that once used to host a convent and a school, the Matinloc Shrine, which is now a place to walk around and explore the yet charming land that legends say is haunted by a ghost. 

Another attraction of tour C is Helicopter island; like most islands of Bacuit Bay, Helicopter Island (also known as Dilumacad Island) boasts towering cliffs covered with thick vegetation that resembles the shape of a helicopter when it is viewed from afar, although many visitors have a hard time associating its shape with a helicopter. Helicopter island is also an excellent place to relax, unwind, and picnic lunch during the trip.

Activity Highlights

  • Discover how Secret beach got its name
  • Appreciate the beauty and history of the old Matinloc shrine and its surrounding
  •  Watch limestone cliffs resemble the shape of a helicopter

What to expect

Helicopter Island
Helicopter Island
Matinloc Shrine

Matinloc Shrine

Secret Beach

Secret Beach

Talisay Beach El Nido

What's Included

Not Included

Estimated Itinerary

Since the boat is exclusive to your group, itinerary is flexible and the sequence of the island will depend on the crowd on each island. You can skip any destination you want and even stop on another island, as long as it’s on the route of Tour C.

Tour duration is more or less 7 – 8 hours in total. The island hopping activity will end around 4 PM.

Tour Tips

  • Avoid crowds on weekends and Philippines holiday
  • Bring extra clothes for change, towel, and an underwater camera if available

Activity Policy

Bad Weather Policy

There is a possibility that the tour or activity was suspended due to unpredictable nature, inclement weather, and other environmental factors that are beyond our control. In such an occurrence, we regret to inform you that there will be no refund on the used transportation charges.


Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to departure time, otherwise will be based on our Terms and Conditions.

From ₱1,450 per person
price per person varies by group size


5 years old & above

4 years old

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Office Closure Advisory

We want to inform you that the Island Trek Tours office will be closed on March 29, 2024 (Friday).

During this time, online chat and calls are not accessible. But still, we will be providing email support on your immediate needs and concerns, should there be any. Kindly expect minor delays in responses during this day.

Online reservations for March 30 will still be accepted and arranged accordingly.