Ariel's Point

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Ariel's Point is an eco-adventure destination located a scenic boat ride away from Boracay Island. With five cliff-diving platforms (from 3 to 15 meters) and ample opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding in a tropical setting, Ariel's Point is the perfect destination for Boracay travelers who want to experience the raw beauty of the Philippines while also having fun with fellow travelers. The daytrip package includes a round-trip boat ride to Ariel's Point, a BBQ buffet, bottomless beverages (beer, soda, rum), afternoon snacks, and various activities (cliff diving, snorkeling , kayaking, paddleboarding, and boardgames). The current rate is 2,800 php per person. Bookings can be made through our main office at the Boracay Beach Club or by visiting our website.
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Allison O
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
This is a must-do. From beginning to end, it was so much fun. The staff were great, and very attentive. They knew how to keep up the party atmosphere, always keeping everyone's drinks topped up. The place itself was beautiful, and the cliffs were amazing and well maintained. Snorkeling and kayaking were also fun and enjoyable. Lunch was delicious and well provided. For the cost, you get so much.
Written February 19, 2020
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ZachWinningham
Las Vegas, NV9 contributions
Couples
THE BEST ACTIVITY ON BORACAY is without a doubt the AERIAL'S POINT excursion! You can organize it with your hotel desk or various other tour desks around the island. It will cost around $30 USD per person.

REVIEW -

You'll be picked up in the morning at your hotel by a driver who will take you to Ariel's House in Station 1 around 11:00am to meet up with the other random people who will be joining you. They take around 100 people per day, and it fills up quickly so plan it out the day before. They'll give you a short briefing telling you to not jump off the boat on the way back when you're drunk. You'll laugh that off, because why would someone do that? Play close attention though, because you will want to jump off the boat later on the way back when you're drunk.

Anyway, to begin the excursion you'll all wade out in the ocean, waist deep, to get on a sweet pirate boat and head over to a neighboring island. It's a 45-minute ride, which goes quicker since they are feeding you alcohol immediately. Seriously, hadn't even sat down and they put drinks in our hand. And when you finish that drink, they'll hand you more.

On the way over to the new island, everyone on the boat is timid...sort of sizing each other up, trying to figure out where everyone might be from, seeing how this is gonna go. The Filipinos working on the boat are playing party music but everyone is very calm. Sipping their first drink, sitting quietly on the benches and chairs, watching the water and the view. My wife and I normally aren't big on "meeting new people" when we are trying to have a vacation to ourselves...so much of our job in Vegas and around the world is doing exactly that, so we normally enjoy the break from socializing with strangers...so with this in mind, we were hesitant to go on an excursion with so many people. But take a good look around that quiet boat, because these people will be your best friends in about 5 hours.

Once you land on the new island, you'll be hanging out in what I can only describe as an awesome, giant tree house. You'll also see that are four solid diving boards sticking out of rock formations. They are measured in meters, and while I am well-traveled, I've never been good at the "meters to feet" conversion. So I'll just put it this way: the lowest height board looks do-able...like, yeah I could probably jump off that one. The next height up is more like, yeaaaah probably not gonna do that one. The highest board is like...there is absolutely no way I would ever jump off a board that high, I'm not a Russian diver and I value my life. Pay close attention, because this highest board will be the one you'll be jumping off later when you're hammered and all your new best friends are doing it. Oh yeah, by the way, the unlimited alcohol continues on the island...rum and cokes, shots, beer, whatever.

So while you're drinking away, everyone is sort of standing around in this humongous tree house complex, socializing, watching others jump off the boards, trying to get the courage to do it yourself, encouraging and clapping for the hesitant people who go to the end of the diving board and just stare at the water below for way too long. (Don't do that by the way, just make up your mind, walk out, and jump like a boss). After you jump off a board, you'll have a short swim to a ladder rope and subsequent stairway. And don't worry, they have a couple of locals in canoes down in the water to help if you're not a strong swimmer.

Anyway, about an hour in, the locals have prepared a home-cooked barbecue feast of meats and veggies and rices, and it's perfect timing cause everyone could use some food right about now to soak up some of that rum. After the food it's back to jumping, or you can choose to kayak or snorkel as well. It's just a great, great day. They boat you back to the Boracay beach around 5:00pm, before sunset.

Funniest part of the excursion: on the boat ride back to Boracay, all the same people who were sitting quietly on the way over, have now turned the boat into a full-on dance party. Not kidding. It was like a club, except it was daytime and everyone was slipping and falling because the "dance floor" was a wet boat. Drinks were still being delivered of course. We were partying with Canadians, Russians, Chinese peeps, Singapore chicks, etc. Definitely the best day of our trip, and the only time we pounded some McDonald's before we passed out in the hotel later.

ARIEL'S POINT, don't miss it!!

And yes, my wife and I both jumped off the highest board...twice!! Take that, Russian divers!
Written January 31, 2014
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Lucelyn Calizo
Philippines216 contributions
Friends
Located in the town of Buruanga, Ariels Point is a best thing to be included in your Boracay Island Escapade. Day-trip tour can easily be booked in the island despite that the Ariel's Point is not part of the town of Malay where the Island of Boracay is located. Kayaking, snorkeling, choices of 5 to 15 meters of diving (Cliff Dive) and food tripping are the assured things to be done. Hinugtan Beach near Ariel's Point is stunningly mesmerizing and a great addition to visit, better than Boracay on its current condition. :)
Written February 19, 2016
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Sfporkey
San Francisco, CA14 contributions
I heard this was fun and good food. Cliff jumping into the water. The problem is when we arrived to check in over 100+ people also had the same idea. It was overcrowded and all I could think about was the wait time to jump off the cliff. We canceled and got a refund as people continued to show up. We booked a private boat that gave us the same experience with just 2 people.
Written April 6, 2015
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K-teen
Salt Lake City, UT5 contributions
Friends
This activity lived up to all the hype, free booze, great foot and cliff diving. My friend cliff jumped from the lowest level 5 meters, injured her back. The only caution I give you is to think about if you want to spend 4 days in a 3rd world country hospital that doesn't even have pain killers to ease your pain??!!! My friend ruptured a vertebra and had to endure 3 hrs by ambulance/boat/ambulance to the hospital in Kalibo in excruciating pain. All along the way having to pay cash for every transfer.

Granted, the accident was just that an accident. No one was to blame, but RISK ASSESMENT is a serious consideration in this activity.

B.T.W. there were 2 injuries on our excursion, my friends injury was the lesser.
Written February 27, 2014
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Felice926
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia20 contributions
Friends
As a person who cannot swim, it really takes me alot of time to convince myself jumping from the cliff to the sea! But i have did it by conquering the fear inside my heart! Eventhough it was the lowest height comparing to others but i am still proud of myself for doing this!
I will return to here for a 8meters jump in my next trip! Hehe ! Plus it was safe for those who cannot swim.. As there are safety guards ready down there at the sea and save you from drowning! Please give this a try! 👍🏻
Written July 26, 2015
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Vanessa S
Moncton, Canada43 contributions
Couples
1000PHP was a super reasonable price for a 5 hour day trip to a beautiful location, open bar, and a lunch buffet. Also a great way to meet other travelers. Even if you're not necessarily the thrill seeking type, there are are smaller jumps (3m) as well as snorkeling and kayaking. The food was simple but good. The only thing is I felt like the trip could have been a little bit longer, it seemed no one in our group was ready to leave.
Written September 8, 2014
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Cherlyn C
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
Friends
As many other people have mentioned, the main highlight is the cliff diving, the highest point being 13m. I was lucky enough to be with someone who knew how to cliff dive, as I had never done so before. HOWEVER, because I was new I still instinctively curled up when I jumped off the 8m platform, and when I hit the water, it felt like a huge slap. To conclude, I suffered breathing difficulties that lasted for 2 weeks, and my legs were black and blue at the back (even the doctor said "Wow!"). My back had to be cracked by the person I was with. A few days before, a girl had jumped 5m and got sent to the hospital.

Please don't let this be you, and please research cliff diving before you attempt it. Don't be an IDIOT like I was.
Written November 11, 2013
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Lester W
Singapore, Singapore22 contributions
Place is great and buffet spread is decent. But beware of the renting of snorkelling gear. My gf lost one of the snorkelling tube while swimming to the kayak point. We realise it when we hop on to a kayak. Then one of the staff call out to my gf and say he will dive for us to get it but has to pay P300. My gf said no need and we will find it later. And if we can't find, we will pay the P1000. The guy keep insisting that he will do it and we need to pay him P300. We kept denying and told him it's alright. The next moment he called out to us and say he found the snorkelling tube already. We just proceed with our kayaking first since we already got one. When we got back, he demand for the P300 and we stand firm on nt giving as we clearly told him not to do it as I believe I can dive in for it. He kept holding the tube n refuse to give to back. At one point he even challenge to throw this back and let me dive for it. In the end they give it back reluctantly after a small drama was created. Just be careful of the snorkelling gear you rent. Some may be loosely attached and do not lend to any other people as you r personally held reliable for.
Written June 7, 2013
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Monster
1 contribution
Friends
The cliff and diving experience were very nice until the accident happened. A guy jumped into the sea with fully overdrunken condition and directly dived into water with his head. He lost his mind but there was no medical remedy could do. Only the staff did was transfer the guy to the boracay! As the staffs has no medical knowledge, all emergency remedy conducted with other travelers. Fortunately there was a korean nurse in travelers who can determine his condition. Even there was no ambulance at the port of the boracay and the guy who lost his mind moved with taxi. If you consider this trip, you should know the ""real"" accident occurred on July 8, 2019.
Written July 10, 2019
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