26 Sep 2017 - 10 min read
15 other fun and unique things you might want to try out.
The island hopping tour will give you a chance to marvel at the tropical paradise that makes up Boracay. The usual route will take you and your friends on adventures around the colorful coast. Go out and enjoy nature at its finest!
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Engage in your inner thrill-seeker by booking a helicopter ride! Its island hopping, but without any obstructions! Most helicopters you book will meet you at the heliport of Cagban.
When you’re in Boracay, all your dreams and fantasies can come true! Believe it or not, Boracay has certified Mermaid instructors who are ready to teach young and old how to be under the sea.
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Have you ever given scuba diving a try? In Boracay, you’ll find yourself choosing among 10 to 15 different dive sites, depending on high or low tide. Wander away from the coast and situate yourself among Boracay’s thriving sea life, with corals, underwater tunnels, and secret coves to name a few.
Adrenaline-junkies can participate in Boracay’s reverse bungee, which will have you and two other friends sit inside a caged bungee cart before you’re catapulted 60 meters above sea level!
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If surfing the waves of Boracay aren’t your thing, practice with the unique art of stand-up paddle boarding! What this does is it allows you to balance and strengthen your core so that all your effort is poured into paddling the boat with your entire upper body. You can do this alone, as a couple, or with one or two kids present on the same paddle board.
Since you’re already taking the scenic route down in Boracay’s blue waters, why not wait for the beach island’s world-famous sunset? But don’t watch the sun go down on the beach, take the paraw instead! Paraw sailing is a local boat activity where the boat mechanism only uses two sails to catch the wind.
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No Boracay activity list would be complete without mentioning parasailing. Riding on an engine-powered boat is one thing, but to be strapped behind one while wearing a parachute that will send you flying for 15 glorious minutes? That’s a complete Bora-experience!
If you want to feel the shallow sea floor with your own two feet, book you and your friends a helmet diving session! This is arguably much safer than scuba diving, since you don’t need any sort of training or certification to go below the water. Once your helmet is on, feel free to take a deep breath; you don’t even need to remove your eyewear or contacts!
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Take the Zorb ball experience if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to roll around like a hamster in a ball! Also known as “orbing” or “globe-riding,” riding a Zorb involves stepping inside a transparent, inflatable bouncing ball and getting pushed down an incline, usually a hill or a special Zorb obstacle course. Depending on how confident you are, you can try the non-harness orbs that can carry up to three people inside. There’s also the harness-type orbs that are made for just 2 riders who have at least 5lbs of weight difference between them, to balance out the bounce of the ball!
This is parasailing’s more extreme cousin. “Fly fishing” involves sitting on an inflatable raft while a speedboat pulls you and your friends across the water. As soon as you hit maximum speed, the raft will begin to “fly” out of the water, pulling you up, down, sideways, over, and under! The catch is to fall into the water in the most fun way possible, and since you have floaties to help even the most inexperienced swimmer, fly fishing is totally safe. The speedboat driver eventually comes back to collect you from your fall, and you repeat the “fishing” all over again!
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ATV—otherwise known as All Terrain Vehicles—has to be part of your Boracay itinerary. Imagine getting behind the wheel to endure some of the island’s roughest and toughest ground! Your adventure begins by revving up the engine towards the Northern part of Boracay, wherein you start gaining a bit more bang for your buck when the ATV encounters rocky and muddy uphills that will test your mettle!
If you need a break from the outdoors but you still want to surround yourself with the majesty of the sea, then take a look at the Boracay Oceanarium, located at the Crown Regency Resort and Convention Center. Imagine seeing a giant aquarium inside the basement of the hotel, creating a calming ambiance for trekkers taking a break from the beach. And at 11AM, they hold a mermaid show where you get to see their trained merfolk entertain crowds from the other side of the glass! Picture-taking is a must!
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As if you haven’t done enough diving during your Boracay trip, cap it all off by jumping into the comforting sea water yourself, no safety vests or equiment necessary. Take that leap of faith in the island’s most famous cliff-diving point, Magic Island. 15 minutes away from Boat Station 3, you’ll be picked up by a rental motorboat. When you get to your destination, choose which height to cliff dive from—the lowest is 3 meters, while the tallest is 10 meters! Another place to cliff dive is Ariel’s Point, which is a bit more on the expensive side.
Finally, what better way to end a list of fun and exciting things to try in Boracay than to party like a local? After exhausting all that the beach life has to offer when the sun is up, now it’s time to see the bustling nightlife that has characterized Boracay tourism for years! In particular, join the Boracay Pubcrawl which will allow you to travel to 5 different bars on the island, all night long! If you fancy yourself a lone wolf, let the night of your Pubcrawl change the way you see partying with strangers.
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