Boat Stops

Islands, villages, snorkeling bays and ship wrecks to visit in the North Palawan area during your explorations.

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    Barracuda Lake, Coron

    Coron is one of the most famous destinations for tourists visiting Palawan, Philippines and one of the most known lakes that every tourists would not want to miss out is the Barracuda Lake. This famous fresh and salt water lake holds a secret that draws in diving enthusiasts from all over the world. Barracuda Lake,  situated on the north shore of Coron Island in the Philippines, offers one of the most unique diving experiences. Occasionally referred to as Luluyuan Lake by locals, its crystal blue waters hidden between majestic rocky formations aren’t big on actual barracudas and other wildlife. Instead, divers can experience a thermocline and halocline unlike anywhere else.…

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    El Nido to Coron Island Hopping Boat Tours

    Paradise boat tour in the clearest waters Have you ever been to a paradise? I mean, to a place with deserted islands, white sand beaches, clear blue waters, nipa huts and untouched coral reefs? The tropical paradise of Palawan in the Philippines was once again voted the “world’s best island” by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Palawan ranked first in Travel + Leisure’s World Best Island list for 2017, which is based on readers’ ratings, getting a score of 93.15. It grabbed the No. 1 spot in 2016 and in 2013. However, despite of being the world’s best island for several years, Palawan went down to the second spot this 2019 next to Sri…

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    Marriage Proposal Package in Palawan

    Are you planning to “seal the deal”? Do not know how and where to do it? Do not worry! We got you covered. Island Hopping in the Philippines is happy to announce that we can help you arrange your start to the road of forever, marriage proposal! Pristine paradise for the perfect proposal Philippines has thousands of stunning, clear water islands and lagoons, especially between El Nido and Coron, Palawan. It does not just have exquisite pristine beaches but also way more affordable than Maldives and Bali. Proposing in a fancy resort or restaurant is already too mainstream and to think about it, it is also very expensive. There is…

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    Combination Tour – El Nido plus Multiday Tour (Sibaltan to Coron)

      Palawan is a beautiful place to start your travels when visiting Philippines. It has a lot to offer! From Puerto Princessa, Sabang, Port Barton and to the famous destinations like El Nido and Coron, two weeks in the Philippines will never be enough. There are thousands of islands to explore as well as lagoons and ship wrecks. But do not worry, we will help you island hop to these exquisite beaches and crystal blue water lagoons without missing them while moving from one place to another and most importantly, away from crowds. My husband, Karel, used to live in a beautiful island with powdery white sand and pristine waters…

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    Malcapuya Island

    Malcapuya Island, tropical white sand beach paradise #1 of top things to do around Coron according to Tripadvisor. This island, along with Bulog Dos and Banana Island are part of a package offered by local tours in Coron because they are located so close to one another. Each of these stops, Bulog Dos and Malcapuya, charges an entrance fee of  200p/person, and is located close also to our recommended stop for this area, No Name island. Malcapuya Island is apparently the best of these three, and any of these four is a good stop to break up the trip into smaller parts. If you want to visit more than one…

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    Coron Boat Tours

    Do you want to stay away from the crowds and enjoy the pristine islands for yourselves? If you prefer a private tour only for your group, just fill in this form, choose “Coron only” for your boat tour and we will arrange a boat for you. Your own boat, your own time and your own islands. Or you can join one of our multi-day tours to El Nido (Sibaltan), hitting the most popular Coron spots on the way. We can also organise group or private tours in El Nido. The prices in the table below includes private boat, licensed tour guide, lunch, snorkeling gears, entrance fees and pick up from…

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    Twin Lagoons, Coron

    One of the top things to do around Coron according to Tripadvisor. Click here if you are interested in booking some local Coron tours. Located not far from Kayangan Lake on the same island of Coron (the town of Coron is located on another island), another worthwhile stop along a boat tour. The coastline is splendid and the bay mystifying as you approach the little house wedged into the sharp rocks at the lagoon’s mouth. Photo left: the usual entry is at the boats in the upper right, where the house is. But boats can also get into the second lagoon, shown bottom left. The house owner will paddle out occasionally, collecting…

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    Kayangan Lake

      Click on pic to zoom in. No. 3 of things to do around Coron according to Tripadvisor. But it requires a steep 75m climb (about 300 steps total), both up and down into it, about 15 minutes if you are in reasonably good shape. That includes the waiting time, as the path is too narrow to accommodate traffic in both directions, and because it is a popular destination, be prepared to slide to the side and wait occasionally. It is a hall of fame awardee for the cleanest and greenest inland body of water in the Philippines and dubbed as the cleanest lake in Asia. However, when I was…

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    Araw Beach

    A nice little stop about 40 minutes past our camp in Linapacan, but you can camp overnight here as well, or sleep in their guest hut, either for about 150p/pax. They have a little store which sells beer and snacks and the locals are very friendly and love to show off their videoke machine. One of their outdoor tables where you can have lunch, with the guesthouse just behind it (closeup below).   Here’s a nice little drone shot of this beautiful beach (the cliff diving is in nearby Linapacan island): To get here you can join or book one of our private custom Palawan boat tours between El Nido and Coron.…

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    Boat Tour Negatives and How to Ensure a Successful One

    To ensure you have the happiest trip possible, I will list some potential negative points. As the law of physics states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, I like to say that for every expectation there can be an equal and opposite disappointment. By knowing what can go wrong and adapting your expectations, hopefully there will be no disappointments! Here is a list of possible negative points of our boat trips: I’m an IT guy and handle the internet end of things. As demand increases for our service I am working on picking up more boat operators, so it is possible that some operators have…