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Following are some questions asked about island hopping boat tours that we
organise, about our kitesurfing nature camp, and other matters, the answers of which you may find on our FAQ page.

Date: 2016-01-07 08:47:05  (ID: 4)
Subject: 3 day trip
Hi, i read on your website about 3 days boat trip around el nido and the beautiful islands arid.
I am with my wife so we already in puerto princesa, al we would like to join any of those trip , if something available this week ?Thanks


Date: 2016-01-08 15:22:35  (ID: 5)
Subject: Island hopping El Nido to Coron, March

My wife and I are planning a trip from El Nido to Coron as part of our Honeymoon. We would depart from El Nido on March 16 and wish to reach Coron by March 19 or 20. Based on what we have read on your website, we would like to stay at Shirley’s Pension House in Linapacan for a few nights and take some day trips from there to the nearby islands.

Can we book all this through you? Do you have any other recommendations? What would be a rough price estimate for the whole package? How should we proceed?


Date: 2016-01-11 08:25:10  (ID: 6)
Subject: upcoming visit
Me husband and I are interested in doing one of your boat tours but we weren’t sure if the weather was going to be cooperative. On your FAQ page you mention that the waves can get big in February. We’re going to be in the area approximately 1/15-1/26. Also, I tried to click on your Pay Pal link to pay the $25 to get more info but it didn’t link to your account and I didn’t know your email address.
I’m going to give you my husband’s contact info because I’m going to be busy working the next two days. Thank you!


Date: 2016-01-15 19:25:48  (ID: 7)
Subject: Island Hopping Tour

I am wondering if you would be able to help. My girlfriend and I are very interested in doing an island hopping tour through your connections. We would like to go from Coron to El Nido for 2/3 days. We would like to leave on 1st March 2016 and arrive to El Nido on the 3rd or 4th. We would be keen for either a tour for the number of days or alternatively head to Linapacan spend two nights there and do days trips and then head to El Nido.

Would love to know if you could help us out / provide more information



Date: 2016-01-16 07:57:32  (ID: 8)
Subject: 2-day tour Linapacan -> Coron
Hi from Germany,

my boyfriend and I want to go from El Nido to Coron end of February. We were thinking that we could go by public ferry from El Nido to Linapacan on Feb 29, spend one night there and then organize a 2 day/1 night trip from there to Coron from mar 1-2 with your help. What size of boat would you recommend for this time of year? Wind and waves can get pretty intense, right?


Date: 2016-01-28 19:07:27  (ID: 29)
Subject: Island hopping in August

My fiancee and I were planning a trip to Asia in August and wanted to know what conditions are like then? Is it safe to island hop by boat in the monsoon season?



Date: 2016-01-28 06:50:57  (ID: 27)
Subject: Linapacan tour for my family of 6adults/
I would like to get your tour services for 1day Linapacan island hopping tour for my family of 6adults/1child this august. We would like to see the best snorkeling sites and island beaches that Linapacan has to offer.

Pickup/Dropoff will be at Casa Felicidad Beach Resort, Dipnay, San Fernando, El Nido probably on Aug18.

Can you give me your best price for the Island hopping. Does your tour include lunch, or is it better to take lunch at Linapacan town or bring our own?


Date: 2016-01-28 05:09:14  (ID: 26)
Subject: Information
We want to make a tour of the Bacuit Archipelago during one day or two between Monday, 8th February and Friday, 12th February. Do you organise that type of tour ?
Thank you very much.


Date: 2016-01-31 06:38:21  (ID: 31)
Subject: Tour for 2pax from Coron to El Nido
This is Luca&Adele and we are flying to Manila from Melbourne on the 24th of March.
We will arrive in Coron on the 25th at 3.30pm and then we will have several days to reach Puerto Princesa where we will fly to Cebu on the 3th of April.We would love to organize a tour in between the islands from Coron to El Nido in 3-5 days.
Staying overnight on the islands and of course spending time on Malcapuya island, Kayangan lake, Barracuda lake, Banana island, Coron bay look out, etc.. all the highlights possible :DCan you give us a quote and a schedule of a possible tour?
Thank you so much.
We appreciate your effort.
Best regards


Date: 2016-01-29 09:50:20  (ID: 30)
Subject: el nido to coron
Hello, I would like to hopefully reserve a 2-3 night boat from el nido to coron. Ideally, we would arrive the 11th or 12th of February. There are 2 people (my boyfriend and I). Please let us know the procedure for arranging this or how we can try to get others to join.

Kind regards,



Date: 2016-01-27 08:19:08  (ID: 23)
Subject: Travel from El Nido to Coron in mid Feb

Me and my wife are looking to travel from El Nido to Coron and saw your website and are interested in booking a tour. Do you have availability at this time?



Date: 2016-02-02 00:17:31  (ID: 32)
Subject: Information
Hello! Good morning!

Me and my wife are in a trip around SE Asia, and got really interested about staying couple of nights in your place in Linapacan.

We are kitesurfers, and have our gear with us. Our plan is get to Coron by March, 13, ary there for about 1 week, head to Linapacan and spend another week there, and then go to El Nido.

Would it be possible to stay 1 week in your Eco Kitesurfing Resort by this period (let’s say, from March 20-27)?

Our main interest is to kite as much as possible. I understand that we still can get good winds within this period, and you could provide us with a boat and a guide to take us to the best spots for kitesurfing, is this correct? I also understand that a beach just near you also have pretty good kitesurfing conditions, right?

What are the conditions in the resort now? Do you have huts already or tents are the option available?

What is the cheapest way to get to your Eco Resort from Coron?

Sorry for that may questions.

Thank you very much and best regards!



Date: 2016-02-03 08:32:58  (ID: 33)
Subject: Kitesurfing lessons
Hello, I am interested in taking beginner kite surfing lessons (only had a couple of intro lessons years ago). I am available from Sat Feb 27th till Thu Mar 3rd, and can bring my own board and kite if recommended.
Please let me know if you have capacity and instructor available? Thanks! Martin


Date: 2016-02-04 01:59:30  (ID: 34)
Subject: Half Day Island Hopping in Linapacan
Hi! We would like to do a half day island hopping on February 25, 2016 to the nearby islands in Linapacan. There would just be two of us so we would like to know how cheap we can get the boat ride. 3-4 islands including the Eli Cave would be okay with us.

Please get in touch with me on my mobile


Date: 2016-02-04 19:01:15  (ID: 35)
Subject: local island hopping tour
hi there mate! my friend and i will be in Linapacan on feb 26 & 26. we will take the public ferry from el nido to get to Linapacan.
we would need assistance with local boat tours in the Linapacan area. one day island hopping would be okay with us. how much does it cost?
please send me an email or perhaps send me an SMS for details. or if you can give me your mobile phone number, i am more than happy to call you to get logistics. thanks!


Date: 2016-02-06 19:28:56  (ID: 36)
Subject: Tour Info
i’m very interested at your tour offers. i arrive at the 17.2.16 Manila and want to do a Island-hopping Tour with the Boat with snorkeling. i can travel 14 days.i hope thats enough information for you 😉


Date: 2016-02-07 16:24:31  (ID: 37)
Subject: Info
I would like to know more about your schedules for the trips El Nido to Coron or vice versa.
We are 2, and will be in the Philippines from March 6 to March 19th. We already have booked a diving trip in Coron from March 11 evening to 14th evening. Therefore we would be interested by a trip from El Nido to Coron between March 6 and 11th or from Coron to El Nido from March 15 to 19th. Do you have anything within these dates?


Date: 2016-02-10 02:44:46  (ID: 38)
Subject: Kiting with Fili Island Hopping

I’m planning to be in the Philippines from February 15th – March 3rd and wanted to spend some time kiteboarding. I was wondering if there is plenty of equipment over there to rent, or if I should bring my own. Bringing my own gear would be expensive with transport, and a hassle to backpack with. However, it wouldn’t be fun to have trouble finding gear to rent. Any suggestions?

Thanks for the help!


Date: 2016-02-10 14:06:18  (ID: 39)
Subject: public ferry
Hello there,
you mention public ferry from Coron to Linapacan/El Nido. Could you give me a bit more details on that. We are thinking of taking a break from Coron to visit some other places around – either Linapacan or El Nido but have no idea if there are any ferries/safe boats that would take us there. Also don’t know about the cost. Could you please provide some details on that?


Date: 2016-02-10 19:47:27  (ID: 40)
Subject: Philippine Island Hoping
Good morning!!

So I am in awe of the Philippines! I would love to do the Island Hopping Trip after traveling to visit my husbands family in Ilocos Norte.

We would love to travel through to Boracay, Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron in December-January. What do you recommend?? 🙂

Would love to know your expert advice.
Hope to hear from you soon.



Date: 2016-02-10 19:49:13  (ID: 41)
Subject: Islands hoping

Would you please let me know about your services?
I am interested in all adventures. Camping, scuba diving, Snorkeling and swimming with whalesharks and kayaking, volleyball and etc.

Best regards,

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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).
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.
Gérard Benoit
Gérard Benoit
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
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Love it so much, just had to say it twice!

We are a family operation managing private custom boat tours in the beautiful Palawan area, and are happy to help travelers with their plans through the country, having traveled a lot of it ourselves and planning to visit it all.

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