My list of what to do in Boracay includes major activities like sight-seeing and food trips. That list grew huge by days of planning my itinerary that makes it impossible to be accommodated by my budget and the time of stay. It is rarely for me to plan a trip not taking time to exhaust major activities so I really don’t mind going back if one visit doesn’t fulfill me. That is why I am so glad to have made almost everything on my list on my second visit in Boracay.
We took the service of a local tour coordinator who helped us arranged the activities and happily we went on for a Flyfish ride first. I heared that flyfish is an extreme ride on a windy day and I was quite excited to try it. The guide brought us to station 1 that was near Astoria Hotel, at the Diamond tour booth. Then we rode a motor boat going to a floating dock where we are going to board the flyfish.
So the ride starts by having the speed boat slowly dragging the flyfish positioning it against the wind. Then the real thrill starts when the speed boat raises its speed dragging the flyfish in to the opposite direction of the wind. This time you will realize how important it is to listen to the briefing specially if you just hate or don’t want to fall in the water.
The adrenaline keeps on rising in every round! And later – someone is falling from the flyfish!
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO DO THE ACTIVITIES CONTINUOUSLY ON ONE DAY AND YOU ARE NOT USE OF HAVING THIS EXTREME ACTION. I SUGGEST YOU TO TAKE BONAMINE OR OTHER MEDICINE ALIKE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE ACTIVITY. LATER YOU WILL FIND OUT WHY.
After the Flyfish ride we are going to our next activity which happens to be the first on my list of things to do in my Boracay's second visit and it was Parasailing (one of my dream ride). We intentionally skipped this on our first vacation here because it will cost us a lot that time. This time though is quite better since we are in a group and we can juggle a bit. Okay, so from the floating dock we transferred to another motor boat that will take us to another boat for Parasailing.
Parasailing on the other hand is a quite and calm ride by observation. It is the ride that can take you as high as hundred meters. Since there were five of us, we grouped ourselves into two – the first group is composed of three where I belonged and the second is going to go in a pair. We went in first.
Thank you for a good shot! 50-200MM lens really work just fine and good in this activity and on the flyfish.
In less than 25 minutes, I signaled them to lower the parachute since we are good (or I am getting dizzy). The height is actually fine, but the waves suddenly made me feel a little dizzy with the pumping head ache I had from the flyfish. Then after that, our companions went next. While they are enjoying the ride I was also enduring the nausea which later made me give up and give out. Yeah it was embarrassing but it was a part of the entire experience. So now you know why I suggested a dose of Bonamin eh!
Moving forward, we are fetched by another boat back to station 1 and so kind of kuya Noel (our guide) for representing to buy some mets for me. But it took me a while to recover and gain my strength back. They went on the next activity which is the ATV ride.
For my helmet diving experience please read my previous post here: There's a world under the sea of Boracay.
And these are a few of the many activities on my list of things to do in Boracay. Some other list of activity you want to check are:
o Learn and enjoy Scuba Diving
o Have a plunge at Ariel’s point
o experience Boracay Zorbing and Zipline
o Visit Puka Beach
o Visit Boracay theme parks and Muse
o Windsurfing and Kitesurfing
o Waterskiing and Jet Skiing
o Glass Bottom Boat
o Sunset Cruise
o Helicopter Tour
o Luxury Sailing and Cruise
o Stand up paddle
o Wall Clmbing
o Eco tour
o Bar hopping
o Massage and spa
o Henna tattoo and dreadlocks
o Food trips
o And many more!
Life in Boracay is indeed lively more than any other beaches in the Philippines. I still haven’t gone to all the activities in the list, some are reserved for some other trips where particular activity is best experience like Zipline in Lake Cebu in Albay or in Bukidnon. But so far all the activities I’ve gone through are really fun and exciting makes it hard for me to pick a favorite.
That’s it for now – remembering all that makes me tired. Our day ended with a drinking session by the shore packed with good chat and laughing moments.