Water Activities, Boracay Island
There are a lot of things to do on this place. You can either rent a boat with glass bottom. Hence, you can see water below as the boat roam around the island. There's banana boat and other water rides you can try. Island hopping is the usual activity there. It is where you can rent a boat and go to different sides of the island. You may try parasailing as well.
For Boracay Activities, you may contact Eroll Calizo. He can provide you competitive price or package on those activities that you would like to take. You may reach him through his cellphone at 0929-4811016.
You can also try this water sport if you have a good sense of balance. We tried it for the sake of fun and we ended up hurting ourselves. We paid 100/hr per person. This activity usually offered by the locals lurking at the beach and they will also teach you how to do it. But sad to say I'm not a good student on this.
When you get on to your hotel/guesthouse it is good that you coordinate with the front desk as they are locals of the island. They will give you good tips for your Boracay activities. We have arranged the following activities for affordable prices:
Reef walking - 400php/person (comes with a CD -pix and video)
Buggy car -250php/person
Parasailing - 1500php/good for two
Island Hopping with Snorkeling: 225php/person
What are you waiting for? Lets go!
You must try all the water sports in boracay. Most fun is the banana ride with 6 of your bfriens into a banan like floater that will be pulled by a speed boat. If you didnt fall its for free!!! P200-250 per head. Jetski P1,500 per 30 minutes, para gliding!! this is on of my favorite your in a parachute and will be pulled by a speed boat you will be hoavering boracay in 50 plus feet. Snorkling. Flying fish is least of my favorite its expensive and boring.
Try to contact Jhon - 0919-278-9909. He's an old guy, but honest. And gives relatively good price. Banana boat ride is around P250 (US$6.25) per pax during peak season and P100 (US$2.5) per pax during low season. Jetski costs around P2500 (US$62.50) for 30mins during peak and around P1000 (US$25) during low season.
If you're planning to go around the island by boat, try to leave early so you can visit at least two islands. A 4-6hours boat ride costs P1500-P1800 (US$37.50-US$45), depending on how many you are. Remember to always negotiate. Must-visit is the crystal cave - a very very beautiful place. I have to warn you though: it's not easy going inside the cave - it's narrow, slippery and has lots of sharp stones looming overhead. Bring band-aid and alcohol, just in case. I don't suggest you include Puka Beach on the itinerary because you can go here by motorcycle. So ask the boatmen to bring you someplace else instead (e.g. Crocodile Island, etc.). Snorkeling/feeding fishes should be included in the itinerary.
Visit Puka Beach by hiring a motorcycle to bring you there. Don't forget to buy accessories made of Puka shells for pasalubong! Anklets and bracelets cost P10 (US$0.25) each.
Boracay has a lot of water sports to offer all year round. Name it you'll have it. From banana boating, to kite surfing ( i bet one of the newest water sports craze), parasailing, surfing and wind surfing...
Whether you enjoy your banana shake or your banana boat, Boracay is a haven for watersports enthusiasts.
Para-sailing - $30 - 50 for 30 minutes
Island Hopping (3 hours) - P1200-1800
Smile and wave at passing tourists and local folks as you try these water sports!
You can approach any of the boatmen and haggle for the best price (lower than what was quoted on their laminated price list). Generally, hotels quote higher prices than the boatmen.
The Blue clearly water and the blue sky makes me put some lotion and run into the water. It's really sunny so it supposed to be that the water is you know. But as far as you think? the water is really colllllddddddd.. ha ha ha. It something like when you are in the water you feel that your in the cold bathtab.
Boracay is a haven for water spors enthusiasts. You can choose to go diving, snorkling, parasailing, boating, windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing, jetskiing, riding on banana boats and getting pulled for a joyride on the Flyfish.
The last time I was there I tried the Flyfish. It's such a trip! 15 minutes of hanging on to dear life and screaming/laughing. If you like fast-paced , fun activites this is definitely for you. This inflatable raft can seat up to 6, and is pulled by a speedboat.
...so jump in and enjoy. Try snorkeling. This was the first time ever in tropical waters for my son. You can see he's having a blast going underwater.
We were on our round the island boat trip. The boatmen anchored over the reef and let us jump in and swim.
The softly blowing sea wind would surely make kite-flying by the beach an enjoyable activity. Not only for kids but good as a family activity - great bonding time for dad/mom and the kids.