This weeklong sea kayaking expedition is actually a semi-circumnavigation of Busuanga: focusing on the west November-May; the east June-October. It’s supported by an outrigger banca (local motorboat) and cruises Busuanga’s coastal waters with its myriad islands, ticking the boxes of the best the route has to offer. You will kayak choice portions of Busuanga’s coastal environment, dropping paddle to swim and snorkel often.
The trip incorporates dugong spotting, an optional visit to Calauit Wildlife Safari Park and November-May an exploration by kayak of “The Big Three” limestone/granite islands: Black Island, Sangat Island and Coron Island. June to October takes you to the rarely visited east of Busuanga and Coron Island: get ready for your jaw to drop in the Silent Lagoon, and to get lost in time paddling the miles and miles of undercut cliffs of eastern Coron.
We will endeavor to cover the destinations in a sample itinerary below but the exact scheduling will depend on wind and tides–and the period during which you do the trip.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Palawan SandCastles|
|DEPARTURE TIME||8:30 AM|
Day 1: Exploring Cheey
Exploring Cheey Airport pickup and transfer to Palawan SandCasltes to check-into a native hillside or seaside pavilion. You will be introduced to your Tribal Adventures guide and will go for a practice paddle to explore the neighboring islands, sandbars and coral reefs.
Day 2: Dugong Bay
An early start to extend the exploration of Dugong bay- this time on a mission to spot one of the 30 elusive dugongs that are resident to the bay area. Seeing dugong isn’t guaranteed. If you are lucky you will see one, and if you are really fortunate, get to swim with the graceful giants.
Day 3: Calauit Wildlife Park to Black Island
Check-out from Palawan SandCastles and board the outrigger banca for a cruise to New Quezon, to kayak the mangrove channel that separates Calauit Island from mainland Busuanga. You will enter Calauit, for a surreal experience, feeding African animals, before cruising to Black Island to make camp.
Day 4: Busuanga River and Pamalican Island
We explore Black Island’s cave and swim crystal clear pool within it before moving on to cruise to the mouth of Busuanga River. You’ll kayak the river keeping an eye out for wildlife, and see how the locals live by the river banks. We then continue towards Pamalican Island, to snorkel the reef and set up camp.
Day 5: Island Hopping to Calumbuyan
With kayaks on banca we take sea safari to explore the white sand beaches of North and South Cay, before cruising to snorkel Lusong Coral Garden, before heading to Calumbuyan to camp for the night.
Day 6: Lusong Gunboat to Sunset Beach
We cruise to Sangat to explore the limestone island, before paddling a mangrove channel, as a shortcut to Culion. We cruise to Ditaytayan Island to camp on a sandbar with a vantage point of both sunrise and sunset.
Day 7: Calis Point to Coron Highlights
Cruising over to the southern point of Coron Island, Calis Point, we will explore the giant undercut limestone cliffs of Coron, kayaking north up its west coast to reach the highlights such as Kayangan Lake and the Twin Lagoon, before ending the trip with a refreshing dip in Maquinit Hot Springs.
|COST PER PERSON|
|4+ PERSONS||PHP 87,830|
|3 PERSONS||PHP 94,692|