Boat Tours Trip between El Nido and Coron

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Paradise boat tours off the beaten path

Custom private custom tours between or in El Nido and Coron (sample itinerary). Get away from the crowd and enjoy your vacation at your own pace. Ideal for romantic couples or families. For romantic couples, my wife arranges great proposal tours! Prices depend on number of people and number of days, for which you can use our price calculator.

These are all-inclusive prices which include three hearty meals a day, all the entrance fees and basic accommodation of your choice, whether in air-conditioned hotels, bamboo huts or in tent on the beach with mattresses, sheets and pillows. Or you can stay in fancy accommodation of your choosing – we’re flexible and aim to please!

Boat tours between El Nido and Coron in Palawan, Philippines for as little as 1000p ($22).Discover beautiful Palawan with a private custom boat tour between El Nido and Coron. We also arrange private custom tours in Coron and El Nido only, or if you have extra time we are happy to suggest where to continue in other areas of the country.

Contact us for a detailed quote for your specific needs. Check out our videos page!

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Choose which spots to go to and proceed at your own pace. Check out the great testimonials from our customers.

Here is a drone video by one guest on a boat trip through this magical area:

More videos here, or for those who like pictures, check out these on our facebook page:

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The tours include three square meals a day, fruits and other snacks, accommodation, the boats are equipped with tents, snorkeling gear, mattresses and sheets, and we’ll even through in a case of beer or bottle of red or white wine to get you going. Wakeboards, kayaks and speargun available for rent.

Here are some suggested stops you can visit or sleep at, more details for each stop here:

Check out the below video for excerpts of a 6 day, 8 island hopping tour of the area to see how clear the water is, a glimpse of some of the many paradise and undeveloped islands, and the endless amount of excellent snorkeling:

Below are samples of what you will be able to experience among the hundreds of islands in this area.

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Sleep on deserted islands to yourselves

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Fresh seafood caught by local fishermen

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Experience rural Filipino life

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Caves to explore

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A lone caretaker’s hut where he lives with his wife and daughter on one of the deserted islands
(200 hectares with four private beaches)

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Snorkeling in Linapacan, clearest waters in the world.

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And while you’re at it, make sure to drop by our kitesurfing nature sports camp!

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There is also diving (two shipwrecks) and the Old Spanish Fortress in Linapacan and
climbing island rock faces that plunge straight into the ocean (pictures coming up).

Or check out our suggested travel itinerary for the Palawan area.

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C RC R
05:51 03 Apr 24
I give 5 stars because they actually helped me to arrange the tour to Balabac in last minute. However, because the money wired through the local bank in my country took time to be processed, so i missed the boat due to peak season as many people paid before my money was received by the tour guide.As most of people usually feel, once your money has been transferred out to someone you do not know, you probably frustrated that your money would not be able to be refunded.But not in my experience. I dont need to be worry, the owner refunded me the money he has received (minus the bank fees). He promised to refund me and he did it. It was around 18.700 Pesos.So, eventhough i didn't manage to go with the tour, but i am really satisfied with their legitimate and great business practice. Hopefully, people will try their services and not worry about their legit business!Thanks a lot!
Chloe BlanchardChloe Blanchard
13:38 27 Mar 24
The most wonderful experience from booking to beach! Karel and Mel were so fast and responsive to my very last minute trip over the holidays. We booked a private boat for two and could not have been happier with our four day trip! We didn’t think about anything other than snorkeling the entire time. Linda, our captain, cooked wonderful meals and took us to totally empty beautiful beaches. We loved staying the night in Pical especially! Wonderful to experience the Philippines this way! Will come back again and would recommend to anyone!
hotel luci del farohotel luci del faro
08:13 31 Jan 24
We booked the 3 day 2 night expedition, from Coron to Sibaltan.First of all the booking part was really simple. I organized this trip to the Philippines last minute for my family (my parents and my uncles) but Karel answered all my questions very quickly and really made everything easier for me. It was an incredible experience. Albert, our tour leader, is a wonderful guy, always smiling and ready to help us. They assisted us in everything and really took care of making everything go smoothly. The accommodation on the islands is as spartan as you expect but the location of each hut alone is worth the trip. The wonder of nature was then added to the goodness of cuisine. It's really difficult to argue how you can cook all that goodness on a boat.If you are looking for an authentic experience, in contact with nature, off the beaten track, this company's private expedition is certainly for you.
Kate BrownKate Brown
00:22 27 Oct 23
What an unforgettable experience! We did a two night (3 day) island hopping tour from Sibaltan to Coron. Everything was so well organized and the boat crew were amazing and really made sure we had a great time. The accommodation was rustic, but added to the authentic experience of the Philippines. Karel always responded to any queries we had promptly. Our boatman, Albert, was the most amazing chef and we enjoyed every meal. The crew taught the kids how to fish with a line which was their highlight of the trip. They took us to the most unbelievable snorkelling spots along the way. Would highly recommend this trip.
Ian PascualIan Pascual
02:43 10 Aug 23
One of the most amazing, unforgettable things you can do in your life
Lou PrataliLou Pratali
11:04 25 Jul 23
This is a must to do!!Super ultimate tour is the best with Kayangan and barracuda lake, twin lagoons (my favorite), coral garden (blue fabulous coral) were the best. It’s really worth it to pay for private tour (3500 to 4000 PHP). You will also have to pay for entrance fees (150 to 200PHP by location) and eventually shopping at the market - must do (count 300 for 2 for fish, pork, fruits and vegetables, water).
Gérard BENOITGérard BENOIT
16:11 07 Feb 23
I was looking for a personalized excursion to the stunning Bacuit Gulf.Based on the comments, I contacted Mel.Very responsive, very efficient and perfect organization.The on-board staff were very friendly and very helpful.And I'm not even talking about the meal on board...a marvel.In all fairness, this excursion will remain an excellent memory and I cannot recommend Mel and his team highly enough.A big thank-you.
Alyse TarbottonAlyse Tarbotton
23:48 30 Aug 22
This tour went well above all our expectations! I couldn't recommend this enough! The boat crew, captain and tour guide were nothing but amazing, everyone was so kind, helpful and friendly. The crew knew the best spots to visit that weren't overcrowded with tourists, 3 times we were lucky enough to have whole islands to ourselves! It was my partner's birthday while away and everything went above and beyond, bonfire, cake, birthday card, singing and celebrating with us.If you love camping this is definitely a tout you should do, it has been the highlight of our trip!!
Danish KayaniDanish Kayani
10:24 31 Oct 19
Coron is the best place i have ever seen.. picturesque. Beautiful. Peaceful
We booked a 4 days/3 nights private boat trip from Coron to Sibaltan. The organization went very well from the beginning, the owner answered to all my questions, and we were able to choose which islands to visit and where to sleep. The first night we slept in a bungalow in Banana Island, the second we camped in Araw beach and the last we slept in a seafront bungalow builded on a tree in Pical on Iloc Island.The islands in that area are the most beautiful islands I have ever seen, with clear water, lots of coral reef and fishes to see, white sand and almost deserted. The crew was very friendly and polite and they organize every single meal and for camping they give you a tent which was just perfect! This was our highlight in our 2 weeks in the Philippines and I wish I had booked a longer trip. A private trip gives you the freedom to decide where and when to go.
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Gérard Benoit
Gérard Benoit
2023-02-08
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I was looking for a personalized excursion to the beautiful bay of Bacuit. Seeing the comments, I contacted Mel. Very responsive, very efficient and perfect organization. The crew were very friendly and very helpful. And I'm not even talking about the meal on board...a marvel. In all fairness, this excursion will remain an excellent memory and I can recommend Mel and his team highly enough. A big thank-you.
André Mardoñal
André Mardoñal
2019-10-22
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The island world of Linapacan between Coron and El Nido with the clearest waters in the world is truly a dream for itself! Without a boat you won't be able to see it! But what this boat trips makes so amazing is the crew! Once you come on board they might be shy in the beginning but will make you feel welcome and home from the first moment. Not only that they are looking that you sit comfortable all the time, they will prepare fresh and delicious food what the buy from local markets. They know the best spots and most beautiful islands and will bring you to places where you get this "Robinson Cruisoe feeling". Every day you visit 3 to 5 spots for snorkeling, enjoying a beach or exploring a little island. The accommodation we had was good and simple. We slept in bungalows and tents right at the beach. Sheets and towels were always provided and sometimes towels. After a while you feel like a family on board. We loved living the boat life didn't wanna leave! If you doubt take a longer than shorter trip! For any questions please message me.
Sarah Uhan
Sarah Uhan
2019-01-31
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All in all it was a really great experience. It's a once in a lifetime thing to do and you won't get more authentic and basic Philippino experiences anywhere else. We were not so lucky with the wind and waves so we couldn't do all the stops we wanted to unfortunately. So be aware that especially the months from January to May can be very rough on water. But we still saw some great places Benji took us. Benji and his family was very nice and they did everything they could. The food was amazing - always freshly made in authentic Philippino style and way too much for the 2 of us. Make sure to bring enough cash - many of the islands cost extra (entrance fee) and be aware that any kind of accommodation and food (200php per meal) is not included in the boat fee. Also the deposit and commission fee for the agency are a little over the top, especially since the crew does not get any of it. The costs all in all are rather high for phillipino circumstances especially given the basicness of it all. However if you think about that all 5 boat people (in our case) live off of the boat fee alone, you spent the money willingly. Be aware though that accommodation and sanataries are very basic if even existant. So you gotta have the right mindset. Bring tissue, sanatiszer and earplugs to get some better sleep. Another feedback I have concerning the size of the boat. I don't think it is sufficient for more than 4 people. If the weather is like it was these days, you always have to sit on top and it was already a little squeezy with us 2 and 5 boat people. So I guess 4 guests can be fine but more than that won't have the space. There is different boat sizes but make sure to talk about that with Karel in advance. Other than that it was really worth it and we got to see so many great beaches and reefs which we could have never been able to visit without the tour.
Eric Liu
Eric Liu
2018-03-15
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It was scary to book a 5 day trip with no places to stay confirmed or a strong itinerary. And in the Philippines, communication is difficult. But that is part of changing mindsets to a rural island mindset. In the end, everything worked out. We had some tough moments with bugs. But we also had some amazingly beautiful secluded beaches, the best snorkeling in the world, relaxing on the beach, and freshly made food on the boat while docked at beautiful places (better than being on land). Note, we went with Benji. Recommendations: - you must get a local SIM when you arrive to make sure pickup and everything works out - some islands have bugs - use bug spray! Pros: - a fraction of the cost - away from the crowds - can customize what you want - just ask! - a truly local experience - saw a REAL rural town Cons: - locals aren't really polished tour guides - if you don't ask for it, you won't get it, need to be pretty proactive - pretty simple "activities" - no frills like bathrooms or kayaks etc.
Ángela Deand
Ángela Deand
2017-04-26
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We can't be more grateful to have had the opportunity of experience the peace in Patoyo Kitesurfing Camping! Spending two weeks in Dimancal Island, gave us the chance to experiment the rural and traditional way of life, in touch with the nature and people. We have learnt how to cook with fire, how to open a coconut and how to survive in an environment where for a time we forget about unnecessary needs, just to focus on enjoy the small details and pleasures of life. Mentioning too the amazing snorkeling and beautiful islands around this place, which make it unique​ and special. It is a lovely option if you are running away from tourists and overcrowded places in the Philippines. You will find yourself in the middle of virgin beaches and nature, surrounding​ by charming people. We will definitely come back!
Caroline Danielle
Caroline Danielle
2017-02-13
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We haven't done a Tao tour, but I would suspect that this is a cheaper version of the same thing. Our boat operator (Benji) and the entire crew were were fun, friendly and made an effort to ensure we had a good time. If you get a large group of people together it can be a really inexpensive alternative to other Coron-El Nino and vice versa island hopping tours. The food was good, but more expensive than as advertised by Karl. The price quote we got was 100 php a meal, but the boat charged us 200. Since the food was good we didn't mind the extra expense, but it is important to keep in mind if you're on a budget. Definitely plan for some incidental spending. Our boat did have some mechanical issues and as a result we ended up being stuck in the same place for longer than we wanted to be. That being said, little could have been done about it and the trip was fun nonetheless.
Hauk Are Fjeld
Hauk Are Fjeld
2017-01-01
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If you believe that doing the touristic tours in El Nido and going to "The hidden beach" takes you off the beaten path, you are wrong. There are lots of beautiful places in Palawan, but few of these places are without any other tourists. If you want to spend some extra effort on getting away from the tourist places, and don't mind a little "primitive" living, Island Hopping in the Philippines is definitely something you should check out
Arnold Cabiguen
Arnold Cabiguen
2015-05-08
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The snorkeling in this area is phenomenal. Clearest waters in the world. I guess it's because there is relatively such lower tourist traffic through here, and the locals really protect the reefs!
Karel Kosman
Karel Kosman
2015-05-08
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Love it so much, just had to say it twice!
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 6 reviews
 by Aleksandra Lorek
amazing

The trip was amazing, food was delicious, staff was friendly and helpful, sites where beautiful. The only thing we found missing was rental of snorkeling gear. Even though, there was no snorkeling gear for rent the guys managed to arrange some extra masks for us from a different boat.

We found the crew was amazing and very accommodating. We felt really cared for.

P. S. We will miss fried bananas

 by Stephanie Ellis
most special

It was one of the most special things my husband and I have done. Thank you so much!! We will definitely return!!!

 by kristian steffensen
Great trip

Trip went very well thanks!

We made some really nice stops along the way and camped overnight on an island just north of Linapacan. Food was very decent and crew was always very helpful.

 by Chris Pavel
so accommodating and friendly

Honestly, it was amazing. michael was really awesome and the whole crew was so accommodating and friendly. he even helped us get a tricycle to our airbnb after dropping us off at the dock. we have nothing but nice things to say about this experience.

The other night while setting up camp on the beach, a few other boats were doing the same and we made friends with a group of other travelers. at some point during the night, a crew member from another boat became inappropriate and aggressive towards a couple of the girls from our new friend group. michael and the crew handled the whole situation very professionally and made sure we were ok and all was settled before going to bed themselves. you’ll be glad to know this crew member is not part of your operation and we hope there are consequences for someone who behaves this way.

All in all, 10 out of 10 for us and we would do it again. it’s been the best part of our trip here in the philippines. thanks again for following up!

 by Julien BOIREL
A totally smooth trip

The boat tour was really nice, and eventhough conditions were not perfect (windy and some swell), everything went smoothly.

Snorkeling was really nice and the crew was perfect. We really enjoyed our time.

Thank you for everything.

 by Delphine
Amazing!

The tour was amazing! The crew was great, the locations beautiful ! Everything was perfect 🙂 thanks for organising.

It was the best experience we had in the Philippines by far , so thank you again.

18 thoughts on “Boat Tours Trip between El Nido and Coron”

  1. Review from Kate’s tour in October of 2023: We had an amazing time! Albert and the crew were so friendly and helpful. The food he made us was delicious!! We were amazed at what he could do on the little boat stove. We were really fortunate with perfect weather as well and got to enjoy all the beautiful stops. Thank you for organizing and putting it together. It was a very special holiday.

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  2. Hi,
    This is sofia from bangladesh. Me and my husband want to go phillipne in next june 2019. Can anyone help to make a tour plan. We want to stay their for 7 days and visit coron, El nido, cebu. Is it possible to visit all this place in 7 days. And also i want to do diving ,island hopping, zip lining. Plz give some suggestion and help us to make our trip plan.

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  3. Hi SailorSam,
    we exchanged a couple of emails before, but I cant find them… Can you please help me to book a boat from Coron Island to Sibaltan? I really can’t work out on here, is 3 days a 3 night or only 2 nights included in it? I want the boat to leave on the 19th April from coron to drop us off at Sibaltan on the 21st. 2 people private tour, we have ticked out the main attractions in Coron so what we want to see: the other deserted islands and private beaches(No Name Island, Araw Beach, Linapacan area, Deserted islands, CalaCala Island, Takling Island, Pical on Iloc Island which stands out). We would like to sleep with the natives for the two nights.  Can you please come back to me with a price and send me an invoice/link where I can book you. TIA

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  4. Hello
    What i don’t understand is, if we make a private tour, is there someone on the boat to drive it?
    We can’t drive a boat.
    Thanks
    Ilkay Conde

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    • no boatman will let you drive their boat, and it is probably illegal. each boat always has a crew of at least 4 people to help steer it with long bamboo poles and throwing out anchors etc. Not to mention they cook for you 🙂

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  5. Message:
    Hi,

    My name is Radek, me and my 2 mates are coming to El nido in March (around 8march) and we are looking for an amazing boat trip experience. We are in our 30s, very friendly Polish guys and we are looking for a relaxing and exciting time to enjoy the nature.

    Can you please tell me if you have availability for a 4-5 days boat trip in this period from El Nido to Coron and send me more details about it?

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best wishes,
    Radek

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  6. Dear Sirs,

    I am a solo traveler (32 years, male, from Italy) and currently I am visiting Philippines.

    Is it with much interest that I read about you tours in Linapacan. I would be very interested in the tour of 3nights/4days starting from El Nido and up to Coron.

    Could you please inform me if you are organizing such a tour starting from 4th January ? And if so, is it possible to add myself to the group and share the costs ?

    Look forward for your kind reply.
    Thank you in advance for your consideration.

    Best regards,
    Sorin

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  7. Hi. My boyfriend and I are going to Coron tommorow the 29th of December and would love to take a boat trip to El Nido around the 30th or 31th of December. Do you have any trips from Coron to El Nido? Thanks! Regards Isabella

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  8. Hello,

    Me and my girlfriend have a trip planned to the Philippines in January and are staying in Sibaltan from the 20th to the 23rd of Jan. We have been thinking about doing a boat trip to Coron after this and we would like to know what the options are for a 3 day 2 night trip starting the afternoon of the 23rd from Sibaltan. We are open to having other people join but would like it to not be a large group at all.

    Best,

    Jesse

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