Experience the whole of Coron Island, from its tourist highlights through to its secret lagoons and jaw-dropping undercut limestone cliffs. This Coron adventure takes you down to the southern point of Coron Island, Calis Point – a less frequented part of the island, where you rarely meet another tourist. You will meet the local Tagbanua tribespeople and with the help of your Tribal Adventures guide, learn about their way of life and the stories and myths that underline the mystery and majesty of Coron Island.
Unless you’re an experienced, seasoned paddler the trip should be done with a support boat. The amihan or easterly wind can blow up quickly and whip up 2 & 3 metre waves on the eastern side of Coron. Should you be relatively fit and at least an average paddler you would want to give yourself four days to paddle the full 80+ kms round Coron–with or without a support boat. If you’re very fit and an efficient paddler you can circle Coron Island, with brief visits to some of its wondrous lagoons, in three days.
Should you want to be a passenger on the support boat for more than half the distance, stopping to paddle the many lagoons, limestone undercuts and do the inland hikes to lakes and caves, then an overnight 2-day expedition can suffice.
For a single participant or a couple, there is the option to enjoy the use of a motorised sailing Admiral 38 catamaran in place of a support outrigger banca at an additional 25%.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Palawan SandCastles or Coron town|
|DEPARTURE TIME||8:30 AM|
|ACCOMMODATION||Comfy tropical camping on white sand beaches|
The intended itinerary below is a 3-day expedition with a motorized support boat, paddling only the choice spots on Coron's coastline. Doing the trip unsupported would require at least 5 days for the average kayaker.
Day 1 : Eastern Coast
Day 2 : Calis Point
Day 3 : West Coast and Highlights
Unsupported with the provision of sea kayak, simple camping gear, life vest, paddle, skirt & guide, but NOT including food & drink nor park entrance & camping fees. Add boat drop off near Calis Point costing 9,000 pesos November to March (good for 1-6 persons) during the easterly 'amihan' months.
|KAYAKS ONLY, WITHOUT A SUPPORT BOAT||COST PER PERSON|
|4+ PERSONS||PHP 6,171 per day|
|3 PERSONS||PHP 8,028 per day|
|2 PERSONS||PHP 8,891 per day|
|1 PERSON||PHP 10,029 per day|
With support banca & crew, Tribal Adventures' signature "comfy" camping and cruise/kayaking/food/drink provisioning with kayaks, equipment & guide, park entrance & camping fees.
|KAYAKS WITH A SUPPORT BOAT AND CREW||COST PER PERSON|
|4+ PERSONS||PHP 14,328 per day|
|3 PERSONS||PHP 15,316 per day|
|2 PERSONS||PHP 17,680 per day|
|1 PERSON||PHP 27,276 per day|