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How much does a boat tour cost?
As shown on the boat tour schedule page, we have several boat operators to choose from, and are adding more all the time. Their prices vary and are listed, but mostly relate to engine/boat size and hence gas costs. For example, you can rent a small boat suitable for two people with gear for as little as 3,000p from El Nido to Linapacan, or 4,000p from Linapacan to Coron, but we only recommend thi...
I am interested in a boat tour between El Nido and Coron.
I offer two services:   Boat Tours:   You can check out http://www.islandhoppinginthephilippines.com/palawan/boat-tour-schedule/ for available tours that you can join (top table) and requests to form a group (table below that).  A private tour boat costs from 20-30,000p (which includes a 4-5,000p deposit) for the entire boat and is divided amongst the number of guests on the ...
Which islands do you go to and what all is included in your boat tours?
You can check out the middle section of the itinerary suggestions page for an idea of which islands you can go to. We do have suggested stops, but if you hire your own boat, or form a group and come to an agreement with them, you are basically in charge of where you want to go. If you deviate significantly, worst case you just need to pay some extra for increased gas costs.  You can combine ...
Can you organise a boat tour around El Nido with its lagoons?
Our operators generally do not have a license for El Nido or the lagoons, although we are in the process of establishing a partnership with some who do. For island hopping tours to Coron, our boat operators depart from a number of locations east of El Nido, such as an interesting archeological village, which is about 1.5 hours by van from El Nido. 
Do your boat tours depart from or arrive to El Nido or visit some of the lagoons there?
Our operators generally do not have a license for El Nido or the lagoons, although we are in the process of establishing a partnership with some who do. For island hopping tours to Coron, our boat operators depart from a number of locations east of El Nido, such as an interesting archeological village which is about 1.5 hours by van from El Nido. 
What is there to do in the Linapacan area?
You can find more detailed info with weblinks on our services page, but essentially there is more to do in this area than either El Nido or Coron. Here is a list: excellent snorkeling in the clearest waters in the world diving at two sunken ship sites hiking, bicycling or motorbiking through jungle trails explore caves inexpensive local boat tours which can be combined with fishing castawa...
How often are the public ferries between El Nido and Coron?
At least three times a week, sometimes every day, but keep in mind that turbulent weather, such as the high season around February, will force the coastguards to shut down the public ferries for safety reasons. Private boat operators can be found who evade such instructions, but they are generally more expensive, and you proceed at your own risk.
Is there or how is the diving in Linapacan?
With the declared clearest waters in the world, diving should be good here, although I have not yet used the local dive master, who has his own gear. Will find more details with first interest. There are two sunken US navy ships in this area.
About our kitesurfing nature camp
Following is some more detailed information concerning the kitesurfing nature camp I am presently building at http://www.islandhoppinginthephilippines.com/palawan/patoyo-kitesurfing-eco-resort/ Pics of latest updates at our Facebook page: https://web.facebook.com/patoyokitesurfing/   At the moment, only tents, nestled into private pockets along the beach (slightly more expensive) or in the jung...
What are the waves, wind and conditions like at your kitesurfing kiteboarding resort?
Kitesurfing and seasonal weather: July to end September – rainy season, but not bad. October to end of year – stronger winds, good temperature, little rain. Around February – strongest winds with waves reaching 2-4m in the open ocean on the other side of the island.  May to end June – hottest climate, least wind. Hope to have battery operated fans installed in all ...
I heard these banca boats can be dangerous during high waves. How safe are they?
You can check out our kitesurfing page for weather forecasts of waves and wind in the Linapacan area, or here for forecasts in other kitesurfing spots in the Palawan area. We carefully monitor these ourselves.  If we feel it is too dangerous, we will cancel or postpone a tour. If cancelled your deposit payment will be returned to you in full.  During these times the coastguard generall...
I need a quiet sleep. How are the roosters and pigs in your area?
Most of these rural areas can have screaming roosters and pigs at annoying hours.  Undoubtedly, the deserted islands as part of our castaway program will only suffer the soft sound of ocean waves lapping the shore.  Some larger villages may not have such a rooster problem but more of a screaming karaoke problem.  What concerns our own resort, we are a far ear shot from the neighb...
How do I get to your resort, the Linapacan area, or any of the rural homestays you manage?
The public ferries (big bancas) generally run at least three times a week between El Nido and Coron, most of which will stop in Linapacan. Note that there is another port not far from El Nido where many of the boats launch from. These details will be provided to you when you book with us, such as our suggested itinerary for the Palawan area.  But the ferries can be frequently shut down by th...
I'm sold! How do I book or make a reservation or deposit payment?
Just go to the bottom of the booking page, press the Pay Now button and choose the number of units at $1 each. For example, if you want to pay for the itinerary details for $25, just type in 25 in the Units box at $1 each.
Transportation, public ferries and how to get between El Nido, Linapacan and Coron
The latest info may be found at    http://www.islandhoppinginthephilippines.com/palawan/various/private-boats-and-public-ferries-between-el-nido-linapacan-and-coron/