Detailed information about Siargao island hopping to Guyam, Daku, and Naked Island! Discover everything you need to know to enjoy an epic island hopping tour on Siargao.
While Siargao is well-known for epic surf spots, it’s also an adventure playground dotted with incredible tropical islands. One of the best ways to experience this incredible place is to jump on a Siargao island hopping tour from General Luna. In this guide, I’ll show you just how to do this without overpaying!
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By Olly Gaspar, traveler, travel blogger & photographer for 5+ years with 600+ published travel guides. I visit every place I write about & share real tips from what I learn.
About Island Hopping in Siargao
All island hopping tours in Siargao run on longtail outrigger motorboats called Banka’s.
The three main islands you’ll visit on a Siargao island hopping tour are: Daku Island, Naked Island, and Guyam Island. These tropical islands are dotted just off the coast of General Luna and are very quick to reach.
There are plenty of tour operators who will be very eager to sell you a tour. But, unfortunately, some are hit and miss (more details why below).
The good news is that the best-priced and most reliable tour can be booked online. The price is the same as what you’ll be offered by vendors in General Luna (always cheaper than the first offer).
As a bonus, this trip also includes pick-up, drop-off, and a hearty island lunch!
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Siargao Island Hopping Rates – the best package
As you might expect, tours on Siargao are very affordable. However, don’t make the mistake of overpaying!
Updated Siargao island hopping rates are around $20-$25 for a day-trip. However, the average price on the street usually starts at about $30-$35, which you’ll then have to haggle down.
The recommended trip (above) that I booked is $23 and includes:
- Hotel pick-up/drop-off
- Daku Island
- Guyam Island
- Naked Island
- Snorkelling equipment rental
- Hearty lunch
- English-speaking guide
Pretty good value if you ask me!
Another thing you’ll want to look for are quality boats. Unfortunately, there are some boats running island hopping trips on Siargao that really shouldn’t be in the water! The last thing you want is an engine failure to ruin your trip.
Alternative: For those in a big group, you can barter to rent a private island hopping trip with a boat and driver for the day for roughly 1500 pesos. This doesn’t include lunch, a guide, or any equipment.
Siargao Island Hopping Tour – What to Expect
With the logistics out of the way, let’s dive into what to expect on an epic Siargao island hopping adventure to Daku Island, Naked Island, and Guyam Island!
Stop 1: Guyam Island
The first stop for us was Guyam Island. You can walk around this tiny speck of an island in about 3 minutes! It’s almost a perfect circular shape, with a field of coconut palms in the centre and white-sand shores around its rim.
On the interior of Guyam Island is a tiny, small hut. Here, you can purchase a coconut for 50 pesos. The coconut palms provide perfect shade as the day starts to heat up!
We spent roughly an hour on Guyam, swimming in the crystal clear waters, snorkeling on the fringing reef and lounging on the beach.
Guyam Island is an incredible private oasis and easily my favorite on this Siargao island hopping tour!
Related: Sugba Lagoon
Stop 2: Naked Island
The second stop on our Siargao island hopping tour is Naked Island. This is a sand cay island devoid of any plants. Around its rim is a fringing coral reef stretching for a few hundred metres before a sharp drop-off.
Naked Island is roughly 90 metres long and while there might not be much to see, its simplicity is what this kind of island is really about! We spent another hour on Naked Island swimming, snorkeling and simply relaxing on the sandy shores.
Naked Island is awesome for drone shots. So, if you have one, make sure to bring it along. If your Siargao island hopping tour visits Naked Island to wrap up the day, then you’re lucky as I’ve also seen some epic aerial sunset photos from here!
Stop 3: Daku Island
The final island we visited island hopping on Siargao was Daku Island. This is the largest island off General Luna and has the most going on. As you might expect from a Siargao island, there are plenty of palm trees and crystal-clear blue water.
We were offered lunch on Daku Island, which was a big spread of fresh fruits, fish, rice, and vegetable dishes. We all gathered around on the beach and ate under the shelter of a bamboo hut.
To wrap up our Siargao island hopping trip, we climbed a few coconut trees and harvested a handful. We then traded our haul with a machete-wielding local in exchange for opening one of ours.
I’m sure you’ll be absolutely blown away by Daku Island! While I did pick Guyam as my favorite, Daku was a close second!
Next up: Magpupungko Rock Pools
Tips and Things to KNow About ISland Hopping in Siargao
Before you go island hopping on Siargao, here are a few tips that you might want to know.
- Booking online offers the most competitive pricing for reliable tours.
- Pack a hat and reef safe sunscreen– it gets hot out there!
- Don’t step on corals, this kills them!
- Bring a towel as you’ll be in and out of the water all day.
- Ask your guide to take you to Naked Island for sunset if possible.
- A private boat is a good bet if you have a large group, but make sure to pack your own lunch!
- You can purchase snacks on Guyam and Daku Island
- Plan your trip with good weather! I use AccuWeather.
Where to Stay on Siargao
When planning accommodation on Siargao, you’ll want to know that the main tourist hub is called General Luna. Here, there is solid tourism infrastructure like hotels, resorts, guest houses, restaurants, clubs, bars and tour offices. Below are my favorite picks for where to stay.
Tip: I’ve written a comprehensive Siargao accommodation guide as well which goes into a lot more detail on places to stay, don’t miss it!
- Luxury Villas: Las Palmas Villas and Casitas Siargao – every popular luxury villas located within 100 meters from the beach. Includes swimming pool, bar, and tropical gardens.
- Luxury Resort: Kalipay Resort – the best tropical suites in Siargao, located in an excellent central location that is quiet at night but still very close to everything you need.
- Mid-range beach house: Surfing Carabao Beach Houses – beachfront tropical huts on Malinao beach with air conditioning and an awesome surf vibe.
- Hostel With a Vibe: Ilakai Hostel – the best hostel in General Luna with very impressive reviews.
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