Coron island in Palawan is one of the best places in the Philippines to experience raw, undeveloped wilderness. You can easily spend a week or two just alternating between the various island-hopping tours, spicing it up with a diving expedition every now and then. The lagoons and beaches are just as beautiful as those in El Nido, but Coron is less touristy and crowded and offers much more diversity compared to island hopping tours in El Nido. Naturally, this also means it offers less options in terms of resorts and activities. For that reason, many people choose to combine both of these locations into their tour package in Palawan, so they can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Our Coron island hopping day tours are all conducted by local, well experienced guides and boatmen. We are always closely monitoring their performance and gather feedback from our clients, to ensure the product we provide is top quality. All tours include a hotel pickup and drop off, licensed guide, snorkel gear, life vests,free lunch, snacks and drinks.
Our tours are available both as private and shared day tours. If you want to visit the attractions which are not close to your hotel, booking a speedboat might be a better idea, otherwise you’ll waste too much time on the boat ride and be left with little time to explore the islands. Another solution is to switch between hotels in Coron during your time, so you can have an easier time exploring the whole island.
Our Coron tour packages cover all that, and we customize them so they save you the most time and money. All you have to do is decide which attractions you’d like to try, and how many days you wish to stay in Coron, and we’ll organize your itinerary in the most sensible fashion.
Choosing the right tours can be a bit tricky, so we are always here to help. If you feel yourself getting overwhelmed with the choices, just let us know and we’ll try and describe each to you and help you come to a decision. In any case, the first thing to consider is what’s your budget and how much extra are you willing to spend to enjoy an exclusive experience.
The cheapest and most popular tours are the group ones. You’ll be joining a sail boat that can hold up to 16 persons, so it’s a great opportunity to save some money and meet new people. The downside is of course you get a much less private experience and waiting times are longer.
The speedboat option is significantly more expensive for couples, but the difference becomes more negligible the bigger your group is. It can host up to 10 people at most, and the advantage is you will arrive at all the locations much faster. This means not just increased comfort, but also more importantly that you’ll be able to get there before the sailboat tours arrive and enjoy these beautiful places all to yourself.
If your budget is not strict, there are many different advantages to booking a private tour. Firstly, its much faster and more comfortable. You will reach the popular tourists spots faster and get to enjoy them all to yourself. Then, there’s the fact you get to cover much greater distances, meaning you will be able to visit more places in a single day.
Lastly, the main advantage of these tours is how flexible they are. You will not be bound to a strict itinerary and everything is subject to change. Feel like taking a detour to get some more snorkeling done? No problem, just tell your boatmen that’s what you want to do!
Most of these tours are also available with a regular boat as part of a group. You can read below and compare the differences in price before making your choice. The only 2 tours which are only available as private tours are the Busuanga Bay hidden island adventure and the ultimate island escapade.
All of our private island hopping tours include hotel pickup, licensed tour guide, life vest and snorkeling gear, BBQ picnic lunch and all fees. Since there’s only a limited number of speedboats in Coron, it is better if you book these tours as much in advance as you can. Prices below show private and group tours with a bangka (pumpboat), speedboat fares are based on availability and group size - so please contact us for a quote.
All tours above start at 8am with a pickup from your resort. This means you should be ready and have your breakfast by 7:45 to avoid delays. The tours all end at around 4:30pm, although sometimes you might get back to your resort a bit later than that. Pickup and drop-off times are somewhat flexible, but it’s much better if you coordinate that with us ahead of time.
These tours are perfect for anyone who don’t want to break the bank but still enjoy everything Coron has to offer. We make to only work with the tour operators who have the best boats and equipment and are always on time. So, your experience should still be a very enjoyable one.
Even though the itineraries for these trips are quite similar to the ones presented in the private tour section, here you will have much less flexibility. Since this is a group tour, there isn’t that much room for personal requests along the way. Still, if there’s something which is very important to you to include we can give it a try as long as other group members won’t object.
|Coron island hopping sample itinerary|
|08:15||Pickup from hotel|
|09:00||Snorkeling at Siete Pecados Marine Park|
|10:00||Kayangan Lake - minor hiking and swimming|
|11:00-13:30||BBQ Lunch on Calachuchi beach|
|14:00||Coral Garden snorkeling|
|15:00||Visit the Twin Lagoons|
|17:00||Back to Coron Town|