Island hopping in Boracay

Boracay Island is your typical little tourist island that started as a hidden little treasure and then morphed into a tourist haunt because of the famous white sand beach – not unlike your Roatan in Honduras, San Andres Island in Colombia or Caye Caulker in Belize. When you do get there, it’s almost mandatory that you do some island hopping in Boracay … it’s the defacto tourist experience that goes on there.

As a preparation for your island hopping experience, here is a little checklist you should be aware of:

1. Be prepared to endure a human trafficking experience and being sandwiched in between about 1000 people on a tiny boat.
2. Be prepared to pay for anything extra on the boat. However, when is the next time you’ll see a guy selling coconuts off a boat to another boat?
2a. Seriously … if this isn’t inventive, then show me what is. A bunch of coconuts on a surfboard … check!


3. Did I mention the human trafficking experience? It’s truly a bonus aspect … along with 1000 people taking the exact same picture.
4. You’ll learn about new forms of commerce, trading and logistics handling.

The snorkeling is nice off the small islands off of Boracay, nothing completely spectacular in the touristy regions, but I’m sure that the wreck diving and off tour snorkeling is great – since the waters are super clear.

Did I mention that Island hopping in Boracay can be windy?


About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at

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