Coron Island Safari
Come aboard the only bespoke day-long experience of its kind in all of Coron! Unlike the busy public boat tours, we endeavour to depart earlier than most and explore the worthwhile highlights of this legendary island in an intimate, small-group setting. Together we travel on our own pace to a lake and Twin Lagoon, before spending ample time at an exclusive white beach for communal lunch. Here you get a chance to meet the tribe who call the island home and witness a way of life long forgotten by time. And of course, the whole day is ours to snorkel pristine reefs, hang on a hammock and paddle to uninhabited tropical beaches for a fresh coconut prize. Let's explore together!
Trip departs multiple times weekly. We take you to the top highlights of the island plus some secrets for those who enjoy exploring.
|WHERE DO WE GO AND WHEN?|
|Enjoy every moment and leave all the planning to us. While we cannot guarantee perfect weather, we promise you a memorable time at all the worthwhile sites of Coron Island in a nice, easy pace. We take off early in the morning, hours ahead of tourist boats to the famous lake and lagoon.|
|IS THIS EXPERIENCE RIGHT FOR ME?|
|This trip is designed especially for those wanting a taste of our island paradise, but constrained with time in Palawan. We find that travellers often leave wishing they had joined the 2-day Castaway at Camp Carabao for a full experience of island life.|
|WHAT IS INCLUDED?|
|Rate per person includes: Red Carabao professional host • Hearty Filipino lunch & snacks • Drinking water & local mixed drinks • Quality snorkelling equipment and swimming fins • Unlimited access to all sites • An underwater camera per group with advance notice • Shared paddle boards & kayaks • Raincoat upon request|
RATES PER PERSON:
This trip is semi-private and rates are discounted with more participants:
2 passengers: $85
3 passengers: $80
4 passengers: $75
5 passengers or more: $70
✓ Park entrance and environmental fees
✓ Red Carabao-certified guide
✓ A hearty meal and meriendas
✓ Drinking water and our favourite cocktail
✓ Quality snorkel, mask and swimming fins
✓ Life vests onboard the boat
✗ Transport from airport, port or hotel to the meeting place
✗ Personal towels, sun screen, souvenirs, coconuts
✗ Gratuity to crew for a memorable experience
✗ Refillable water container
✗ Perfect weather
Like all Red Carabao experiences, this deluxe day trip includes a varied menu with primarily plant-based dishes. Special requests for allergies can be made at the office orientation the evening prior to the trip (7:30pm-8:00pm).
What are the destinations?
We pick out the best of the island for an action-packed day! We explore one of two brackish lakes (Barracuda or Kayangan), the famous Twin Lagoon, a shipwreck teeming with fish life, Camp Carabao for lunch and tribal encounter, and many reefs and islets in between until sunset time!
What is there at Camp Carabao?
To many, a visit to our base camp is a special treat. You have the chance to meet our island friends who call this remote corner of the island their home. You can learn their history, way of life or paddle together to remote beaches on a kayak or canoe.
Want more time in the islands? Come on a 1-night castaway at Camp Carabao!
Are reservations final and confirmed?
Upon reservation, you should expect for your payment to be accepted. Unless you hear otherwise from us, the trip is considered confirmed.
When is the balance paid in full?
Upon arrival in Coron Town, you are requested to pass by the office between 19:30-20:00 for travel, weather updates and settling the full balance, payable in cash (USD or PHP at 53:1). Alternatively, 4.4% charge applies for PayPal transactions on the balance.
Are there any other charges?
Rates are all-inclusive of essentials for the trip. We do collect a Php 1,000 refundable gear deposit per person for any one or more gears checked out (e.g. snorkel, mask, fins, etc.). Underwater camera deposit is either a Php 5,000 or valid passport only.
What should I bring?
Reef-safe sunscreen, refillable drinking water canister, two (2) types of mosquito repellent (natural and chemical). City ordinance prohibits plastic bottles on tourist boats.
Will I need aqua shoes/booties?
Flip flops or thongs will suffice. Bring aqua shoes if you already own a pair. Just remember to refrain from stepping on coral, with or without one, as these cause damage.
What happens if it rains?
We go to play Scrabble! If the Coast Guard cancels, the trip is moved to the following day. If you choose to cancel, a fee of $15 applies per person. Please plan accordingly.
What is served at lunch?
We are constantly developing our menu based on seasonal ingredients. Some of our favourite dishes include Filipino vegetable and coconut stew and garden salad with tofu.
Are there gears available for rent?
Aqua shoes and towels are available at shops in town.
- From 2 to 12 persons maximum
- 7:30am til sunset
- Food & spirits included
- Pay $20 deposit now, the rest later