Boat Operator – Lando

Lando, short for Orlando, is the caretaker of the property we are developing on Dimancal island. He brings in most of our supplies but has contacts for different sized boats and now helps us with boat tours as well. He is a tourist guide by trade and his English is very good.



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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 beautiful Gulf of Bacuit.Seeing the comments, I contacted Mel.Very responsive, very efficient and perfect organization.The flight attendants 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.

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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  • Catherine & Léo ( jeanleo02)

    Dear Lando,

    W e are Catherine and Léo and we are doing a tour with you from April 6th in morning to April 8 th in evening from Coron to El Nido, and we are very glad to meet you and chat with you.

    For Itineray we received many Information from Karel which was very helpful and we are going to follow the most suggestions he wrote

    • recommend at least a few hours to walk through the archeological village of Sibaltan, nice stretch of beach as well, can wait at one of the resorts, such as Ursula (they will probably dock at the pier, about a five minute walk away)
    • Pical on Iloc island, about 30 minutes from Sibaltan, at the house of Arcenas, the village captain. Party with him a bit and possibly lunch with him. Lovely walk on the beach and through the quaint little town: https://www.islandhoppinginthephilippines.com/palawan/ep-island-1/
    • Walk through the village of Calacala to get a rural experience
    • go to nearby island of Takling (can be Tacling on internet). Lovely snorkeling to the left as you are facing the beach.
    • lots to see in the Linapacan area, or at my own nature camp (such as wakeboarding) https://www.islandhoppinginthephilippines.com/palawan/services/
    • If possible we would like to do also a jungle trails for few hours (2-3) on one of those Islands
    For accomadation we would like to sleep at your friends in one of those village the first night and the second on desert island (maybe in Linapacan area ? )
    For meal Catherine eats everything and me Léo I don’t eat seafood I’ m allergically (schrimps, lobster..) but all kind of fish it’s ok and I love eat fish. But what about beverage water, cola, some beer ? do we bring it our selves or we can buy it at pier ?
    For Pick up we are staying in Coron but I think we can manage to come at Discovery Island Resort and Dive Center in April 6th in morning to use their pier for boarding.
    For contact please let us know isf you got this E-mail, we will also manage to get local mobile number if you have a suggestion of mobile operator who work well in Coron area please let us know

    • sailorsam

      The contact details I sent you for Lando when you successfully booked with him only included his phone number, because he does not have a smartphone or computer with which to do internet (as is the case with many of the boat operators). But you asked some good questions so I will answer myself.
      Everything is possible and you just need to arrange the details with him once you get here (or you can try Skype calling him in advance, for example).
      A Smart sim is good because it will work along most of your journey and works mostly everywhere Globe does, except for example in Sibaltan, but you are ending your tour there, so no need to worry about that.
      There are many grocery stores along the way where you can stock up on beer etc. If you like a lot of veggies, best to get them from the public market in Coron, or Lando might come the day before and you can go shopping together.

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