Sizes of boats

Please note! Your boatman contact will often be in charge of several boats and crews. The boats they assign you will mostly reflect the size of the waves at the time and the number of people on your tour. If there is only a few of you and you are afraid of big waves or the ocean, you can ask your contact to assign a larger boat for you, probably with a surcharge of around 5,000p, payable to your boatman.benji_framed_2

Main boats

Can generally accommodate up to 20 people when water is flat, 15 if turbulent (check out the weather forecasts).

The boats vary, as we have many crews and boats, but the bigger and standard ones generally have:

  • a toilet in the back, open roof (otherwise, for more surreptitious operations, one can easily go for a swim. The fishies love organic material)
  • waterproof storage compartments under the hull and in the captain’s cabin, complete with plastic sheets cover for extra protection over bags. But for electronics, you are always advised to bring a waterbag. They are cheap and easily purchased locally.
  • cooking area behind the captain’s cabin – one of the crew always takes care of this
  • eating area: as shown in the two pictures below, a table can be set up between the shaded benches, or on the large flat roof surface above the captain’s cabin.





Please note that these banca boats represent the livelihood for the boatman and they will not go out if they feel the weather is too rough or risky. The coast guards are also very strict and do not allow it according to their weather predictions. Along the entire route between Coron and Sibaltan there are tons of islands and always some nearby coast. There is no open ocean stretch so safety is always near. Nevertheless, some of our guests are not used to the ocean and prefer more stability, in which case we have a larger boat with capacity for 30 persons:

Larger boat


or even a larger boat for capacity 48:

Largest boat


Such boats could have enough cabin space if you prefer to sleep on the boat. If you want to upgrade the size of your boat, just send me a note and we’ll figure something out.

Catamaran Yachts

Because some customers just love to be pampered, we have a solution for everything!



If speed is your need, we have that solution as well.


Smaller boats

Capacity up to around 6. Good for local tours.

boat sizes




Smallest boats

Usually for local tours around Linapacan only, without any luggage.

henkey boats

And lastly, we have small boats if for example you’d like a local tour of the beautiful Linapacan area. They can generally accommodate up to five people (without baggage) if the water is flat enough. Here’s a picture of our boatman Alvin. You can even sleep in a little hut in his community on the interesting island of Patoyo:


If you have not already, you can book a tour with us here:


You can check out our different boatmen with customer reviews about them if you’d like to make a specific choice between them. Note that our three main boatmen here have several boats and crews under their command:

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.


  • Schwarz Christoph

    We saw that they offer private tours from El Nido to Coron for 2500.00 (Euro/Dollar) (3 nights). Is it possible to book one day more to visit another beautiful island (4 nights)? What would this cost for 2 people? We would like to travel from El Nido to Coron from January 16. or 17. 2024 to January 20. 2024. Please can you make us an offer for the desired trip?
    Best regards
    Christoph Schwarz

    • Espinosa Kosmans

      Hello Christoph, already responded to your message to me through our contact form. Best way to contact us, as we do not always receive notifications of comments added to our various pages.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *