Full day
Coron, Palawan

This day trip is an exploration by kayak and native outrigger banca boat of the entire northwest coast of Coron Island, the direction of travel dependent upon the prevailing wind. (In general, from June to September we will head from west to east and from October to May from east to west.) It is very much NOT a bucket list trip.

You’ll discover what regular tourists on group trips miss: private aqua-blue lagoons, a cave or two, wildlife like sea eagles, kingfishers, monkeys, monitor lizards & sea turtles. In short, serenity!

With the convenience of riding a motorised outrigger banca with personal sea kayaks atop, we effort to give the tourist traps a wide berth, to allow you to better fall in love with the serenity, beauty and majesty of Coron Island the Tribal way–by paddling.

In so doing, you will glide in to the nooks and crannies of an environment that is in National Geographic’s Top Ten list of places to visit on the planet.

And, yes, later when you thought you already had a vista overload, you may see Kayangan Lake and gaze down at the extraordinarily picturesque view of the lagoon below–arguably Philippine tourism’s most photographed natural scene. But if the sea of humanity is too great in Kayangan Lake we will opt for Barracuda Lake, a thermal, meaning if you can free dive 17 metres you’ll get yourself into hot water! However, if there’s over-tourism in both locations we’ll stay well away, and veer to exploring only the quiet and hidden spots like secret lagoons accessible only to sea kayaks. The same principle of not contributing to over-tourism applies to Twin Lagoon, Skeleton Wreck and other tourist “hot spots”. 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION  Banca Loading area Coron Public Market
DEPARTURE TIME  8:15AM for 9:00AM Departure
  • Kayaking northwest coast
  • exploring 1 or 2 secret lagoons
  • Penetrating a bat cave
  • Swimming in a sandy lagoon
  • Siete Pecados snorkeling
  • Possible visit to Twin Lagoons
  • Possible visit to Kayangan Lake



8:15 am

Pick up at Coron town hotel, visit marketing for final food purchase and board expedition banca, departing around 9:00

9:00 am

Cruise on banca to either tip of northwest coast of Coron Island, getting off to paddle into wondrous lagoons that are off the tourist route. If crowds are light take pictures of Coron’s most picturesque lagoon, with its strong green colour pipping Kayangan lagoon in our view! Penetrate by kayak a bat cave & savour swimming in a sandy-bottomed lagoon. Take merienda.


Lunch may be on the boat outside Kayangan Lake or in a quieter sport. Paddle continues into one or more secret lagoons, into Twin Lagoon, or skirting it if crowds pesty or tide too high. If the stars are aligned alight with kayaks and pass between the lagoons.

1:30 pm

Emerging from the second lagoon, we kayak more or board banca for a snorkeling spot.

1:45-2:45 pm

Snorkel Camp's Point or similar

3 pm

More sublime kayaking the dramatic coastline of Coron, exploring lagoons, appreciating the wildlife on-shore and above


Merienda. Board banca for trip across to Siete Pecados marine park

3:45-4:30 pm

Snorkel Siete Pecados marine park. If we're ahead of time & weather temperate we can paddle to Maquinit hot spring for a 20 minute soak in the salt water hot springs

4:30 pm

Board banca and depart for Coron town

5 pm

Arrive Coron town. Transfer to Coron hotel

4+ PERSONS  PHP 5,833
3 PERSONS  PHP 6,653
2 PERSONS  PHP 8,185
1 PERSONS  PHP 11,018
  • Motorized support boat (banca)
  • single or double sit-in sea kayak
  • snorkel & mask
  • guide
  • 2 meriendas +lunch
  • drinking water
  • park fees


Tour Reviews

4.50 based on 4 reviews
November 29, 2017

Thanks Lerma and Vida for an excellent day on the water and thanks Greg for all your support and midnight replies. You’re a superb team and I’m glad I had a chance to explore the island with you.

Vytautas Kubilius 

January 13, 2018

Thank you Lerma for an amazing kayak experience like no other! Very friendly as all filipino, very patience, helpful and anything to cater your needs. And thanks to Greg who was very helpful and caring of him to talk even though he was on holidays himself with my needs.

March 18, 2019

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December 28, 2019

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August 26, 2019

As a Korean living in the Philippines, I have grown to love this country and consider it my second home. I love the warmth not just of the weather but of the people as well.


December 28, 2019

Agree! We’re here for the people

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