The last time we visited Puerto Galera was in March 2016 to attend the Malasimbo Music Festival. It was my second time. I didn’t get the chance to explore the place when we attended Malasimbo in 2015, so I made sure to make the most out of the trip. This post is almost a year late but still wanted to share with everyone about our amazing island hopping experience.
Exploring Puerto Galera’s Islands
We had the whole day to do some fun activities before heading to the music fest at night. So we went out to get a little bit of sunshine. It was a 30-minute jeepney ride from the hotel going to the central harbour station where we rented a boat going to another island. We were a group of 10 people so we managed to rent and fit in one boat.
When we arrived at an island, we had to transfer to 4 smaller boats, each can accommodate 2-3 people + the boatman. We had a short briefing with the tourist guides for a few reminders and safety procedures. Before heading to our first stop, we managed to take a group shot. We were lucky to be with a few of our online influencer friends who are our inspiration for taking our own photos and OOTDs during the adventure.
The boat ride was a breathtaking experience. I’m not a swimmer so I was wearing a life vest the whole time.
Island hopping lasted for hours and it was a bit tiring, but at least we had enough time to have our late lunch at a restaurant with the beach view and relax by the seashore while watching the sunset. I hate the feeling or thought of being suffocated so during the fish feeding activity, I was very uncomfortable. I hesitated at first but still managed to try it out because I didn’t want to miss the opportunity. And after a few minutes of being in the water and looking at a flock of tiny and colorful sea creatures swimming under the sea, I realized that it was a one of a kind experience – a wonderful story that I could share with my family and friends.
My Takeaway: Sometimes, all it takes is a little bit of courage.