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25 Activities and Adventures to Do in Boracay Island Philippines
Have you been to Boracay?
If you’re planning to go to Boracay Island in the Philippines, surely you’re not only visiting there for the beautiful blue beaches and white sands, you also want to enjoy the awesome activities and adventures that await you in the island. There are water sports, land and marine adventures, air adventures and relaxation sprees. In this hub I’ve listed the top 25 activities and adventure packages that would make your stay in Boracay the most unforgettable and exciting one. Because what happens in Bora, doesn’t always stay in Bora. This I promise, once you go to Boracay, you’ll surely come back…
Boracay has been listed in the World’s Most Popular Beaches by Yahoo and Traveler’s Choice 2011 as the second Best Beach in the World by TripAdvisor and many more polls for the top beaches in the world. Boracay is indeed one of the world’s most beautiful. Its marvelous white sand, crystal clear blue beaches, breathtaking views, high class hotels, hospitable people and very affordable accommodations will make you addicted to visit it over again. So here they are, the list of activities to do in Boracay and their prices. I’ve included the cost because I love my readers so much.
Top 25 Activities and Adventures to Do in Boracay
Island hopping is my top favorite. We all know that Boracay is around 7 kilometer long, it’s a dog-bone-shaped little island just touching the tip of Panay island. Means, there’s a lot to explore and cruise. Expect an unforgettable sightseeing by cruising on local Bangka boats. Check out the nearby beaches and resorts, also some islets nearby. I’m addicted to island hopping, FYI, the Philippines has around 7,107 islands. How much is the island hopping package? If you’re in groups, lucky for you coz they charge P2000 (48 USD) per 6 persons so it’ll cost P333 or 8 USD per person Plus P200 (5 USD) entrance fee per person. Package also offers seafood lunch with beer and softdrinks that charge separately. Island hopping is usually up to three hours.
Usually, when you took an island hopping package, it includes snorkeling, too. If you didn’t, snorkeling cost around P150 (4 USD). You can find these activities anywhere in the white sand beaches of Bora.
There are different scuba diving packages to enjoy in Boracay for beginners or expert divers.
- Fun Dive – P1,600 or 38 USD With this scuba dive, you can explore many locations in Boracay like ship wrecks, deep dives, drift dives, night dives and many more.
- Open Water – P20,000 or 476 USD This takes 3-4 days and includes all materials and dives. You can get your scuba certificate with this scuba diving package.
- Discover Scuba – P3,000 or 72 USD With this, you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and learn the basics and introduction of scuba diving. It takes 3-4 hours and includes 1 dive.
A Paraw is a small boat native in the Philippines. Paraw sailing is one of the most popular water sports in Boracay Island. It’s usually compared to windsailing as they’re a bit similar. One of my top favorite activities in Boracay, too because it’s a lot of fun. If you love to chillax, have a speed adventure, enjoy the blue water, the sun, and the wind, Paraw sailing is a perfect wind sailing escapade for you. How much for this activity? They usually charge P500 or 12 USD for an hour of sailing. The boat is ideal to 2-6 people may be rented with or without the two-man crew, depending on your sailing skills.
Windsurfing and Kitesurfing
Surfing the perfect Boracay waves by windsurfing and kitesurfing. This is much extreme so you must consider the wind and wave conditions which are fine during the months of December until February. You can find windsurfing and kitesurfing lessons in the shores of Station 2. The Bulabog Beach is famous for this kind of activities, too. I asked how much for a lesson. It costs around P19,000 as you need professionals to wind surf and kite surf. Awesome! When we went to Bora, there was a typhoon, but that didn’t stop the extreme adventure lovers to do windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Waterskiing and Jet Skiing
Who can miss water ski and jet ski adventures? As of 2011, waterskiing costs around P1,000 or 24 USD and usually takes about 15 minutes. While jet ski costs P1,500 or 36 USD for 30 minutes.
Glass Bottom Boat
If you don’t know how to swim, this activity is perfect for you. Have an exciting 2-hour trip to discover the coral reefs of Boracay. You’ll see the underwater world without getting wet thru the glass bottom boats. Children can surely enjoy this. This package usually includes drinks and snacks. How much? P650 for adults and P300 for children 5 years old and below.
Who can miss the Banana Boat y’all? With just P200 or 5 USD each person, you can enjoy one amazing ride with your friends. This is one hell of excitement!
Tornado Jet Boat
Oh wow, if you loved the banana boat ride, this is more awesome I tell you. It’s not tornado jet boat for any reason. Feel the adrenaline rush and extreme water ride with this super fast jet boat that can twirl you around 360 degrees. Rip up the blue ocean and fantastic waves of Boracay riding this jet boat with your friends. Just don’t forget to hold on tight, ok. Have the time of your life for a 15 minute-ride. How much? P1,500 each.
Cliff Jumping and lots of fun at Ariel’s Point
If you wanna save money and time, this is the best option and package to take on your Boracay tour. Because it’s an half-day expedition to an amazing nature in Buruanga. It comes with a 30-minute boat ride from Boracay island’s white beach, breathtaking cliff jumping, snorkeling, swimming, buffet lunch with unlimited drinks, delicious bbq and many more. That’s a lot of activities in a half-day already right? How much? For only P1,400 each person you can have all those exciting activities in one.
Enjoy kayaking, island hopping and 30 minutes snorkeling in this Kayak Island Hopping adventure. You’ll definitely enjoy the wonderful shores of Boracay, stunning sites and the underwater as well. For a very affordable price of P1,200 or 29 USD per person, you’ll love your Kayaking experience in Bora.
Zip down above a tropical jungle to a private white sand bluegreen beach. How much for a Boracay zipline? It costs only P750 per person this 2011. Free pick up service from the Boracay main stations.
Roll upside down inside a giant bubble ball and roll down on a hill. For only P350 per person, you’ll enjoy this thrilling activity with your friends. Free service pick up from Boracay stations to the Zorb hill adventure.
Enjoy an awesome rides to buggy cars while driving along the other parts of Boracay. I love this than Go-carts.
Why not race with your friends with these go-carts for only P800 each, you can enjoy accelerating to the finish line with this awesome ride.
Get inked once in while for tattoos sake. LOL Have henna tats with your friends. Express yourself in a new way. Henna tattoos in Boracay are so artistic and so cheap. Ranging from P 80 to P 350 you could have an awesome tattoo that will stay with you in 2 weeks.
Have a cozy romantic moment by having a sunset cruise in Boracay. Have the best view of Boracay sunset while rocking a party with amazing music, stunning fire dancing, bottomless beer and rum with your love ones. What more can you ask for? How much? For only P1,200 per person, you can have an unforgettable sunset moments in Bora. Pick up time is every 4pm.
Of course I’m not gonna forget to include the most grandiose treat in Boracay in my list of best activities, the helicopter ride. This is intended for 2 persons per ride so perfect for a romantic rendezvous.
- Beach Tour Helicopter Ride – this is a ten-minute tour of the White Beach side of Bora. You’ll fly and see a fantastic view of the island with a great chance to take magnificent photos too. Price is P3,500 per person. Worth the heaven feeling.
- Island Tour Helicopter Ride – this is a fifteen-minute tour of the entire island. Wow! I wish they’ll make it half an hour. With this you’ll fly over Bulabog Beach, Puka Shell, Diniwid Beach, the White Beach, and Tambisan Reef. Yup, yup you should be bringing your camera. How much will it cost for a ride? P5,300 each person.
Why don’t you have a luxury sailing and cruise 2 hours on the incredible waters of Boracay, breathe the fresh cool breeze, sail on yacht sipping cocktail drinks, rocking with the music while exploring the beautiful Boracay with your friends or with your lovey dovey sweetheart. This adventure offers 3 packages ranging from P2,000 per person up to 5,000 each depending on the services. They require a minimum of 4 persons only per ship.
Love fishing? This is perfect for you and your folks. Pick up time is at 5 am and only costs P4,500 per 4 persons. It’s local style fishing using hand lines. Isn’t that exciting and unique? Lots of tropical fish awaits your hooks.
Stand up Paddle Tour
It’s an awesome experience in Panay, the stand up paddle tour. Travel and explore the tropical jungle, paddle down a stunning slow river and the lovely beach and fall in love with nature’s wonder. This activity package includes free BBQ lunch, drink, equipment and service transpo. Pick up is at 10am. Only costs P2,000 per person.
Segway Island Adventure
Get away and escape from the normal traffic and tour around the private parts of Boracay while you record and capture your memories and breathtaking scenes on film or on your camera. This is 2-hour tour and costs around P4,500 each person.
Mountain Bike Cruising and Trekking
A 5 hour bike and trekking tour in the beautiful paradise of Panay. Explore the groves and cross the rivers. A wonderful picnic lunch awaits you next to a waterfall. Just amazing. It costs P2,000 if you’re alone and P1,800 if on group of 2 to 6 people.
Who says you can only have these overwhelming eco tours in Palawan? You can also enjoy some eco tours adventures in Boracay. I’ve listed 2 of the most popular packages.
- Indiana Jones Eco Tour – with this tour you can explore and be amazed of the crystallized stalactites inside a huge cave and then unwind and relax in a natural cold spring in the middle of an extraordinary site surrounded by flourishing rainforest with free foods and lunch. Only P1,600 per person for a minimum of 4, you can have this tour.
- VIP Eco Tour – this one includes a whole day of pure fun and adventure. Includes kayaking, trekking through the jungles of Antique (a town nearby Boracay), a relaxing Kawa hot tub and lovely journey over a bamboo bridge. With only P4,500 each person can enjoy a full day of amazing tour with a delish breakfast, lunch, coffee, wine, and more plus a personalized DVD of your adventure. Wow!
Spa and Massage
A holiday and vacation won’t be complete without a pampering spa treatment and massage. Rejuvenate and relax your body and mind by having those lavish spa and massage packages available everywhere in Boracay. Ranging from 400 to 12,000 pesos, you can choose the package you want and need. Detoxify and nurture your soul, mind and body while you’re in Bora.
And of course, I love giving bonuses. Not included from the list above are:
Swimming and many more
Thanks a lot to my Sagada friends... Yanne Dabu, you rocked the extreme wall climbing. Mimi Dimatulac, loved your photographs.. Ahlou Mallari, awesome birthday...Leandre Aguilar and Makoy Cunanan, cheers! AJ Perez, mwah mwah AJ rocks! lol See you next time, let's rock all the 7,107 islands of Phil. :) xxoo Cheers!
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