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WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ATTRACTIONS OF CORON ISLAND

Just jump from the housboats to snorkel on the corals or paddle with a kayak or a standuppaddleboard

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What our guests tell about our paradise:

Sophie Michaud - FRANCE- Bamboo Suite - 2018 May 9-11

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 Thank you for making this happen! Our stay in the Bamboo Houseboat was just amazing : the location is outstanding in a beautiful lagoon, the accomodation is spacious, clean and original as it's all made of bamboo, the food was fresh and delicious! Moreover, the staff was really kind and welcoming, and both April and Paolo were super nice with us to make our stay perfect. The tour was really nice as we left early so we were alone in the lakes, and that really makes the difference! It's also good to have all the things you need for free to enjoy the lagoon and the area : snorkelling stuff, paddle, kayak... When April asks you "are you ready to go?", you just want to answer "No, never!!" 

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David Vinyard -USA- Unicorn Room - 2018 - May 9-10

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Once in a lifetime experience truly love staying on the houseboat it was absolutely amazing and beautiful the water right there beside you and the staff and everyone there made you feel like family such amazing people would love to stay there again if you have an opportunity book it you definitely won't regret it you will love it 

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Devang Shah - INDIA/BELGIUM- Nemo Room and Bamboo Suite - 2018 May 1-4

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 When in Coron, stay here. Don’t look anywhere else. Its a beautiful experience to live on a houseboat in a serene lagoon. This experience is etched forever in our memories. Paolo, April and their team are wonderful hosts. They take care of every little thing and are prompt in answering the questions as well as fulfilling the requests. For instance, my wife’s mobile phone stopped charging when it got accidentally dipped in water. They went an extra mile to keep the phone in the rice bag, test it and even fix it. Stay is super comfortable in Bamboo Houseboat. Nemo room on Paolyn houseboat that we stayed in is quite small but perfect for a good night’s sleep. They organise trips to famous lagoons, coral gardens as well as far off beaches. Its worth every penny. Very good food and water quality. After coming from not-so-good food and water experience in El Nido, this was a welcome relief. Most importantly, Paolo has built a truly environmentally and socially responsible business. He is a very inspiring person and a great story teller. We loved everything about our stay here. Met super people and the sights are breathtaking. A super duper fantabulous complete experience it is. 😀 

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Piergiorgio Raponi -ITALY/USA- Nemo Room - 2018 May 9-12

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Paolyn houseboat is a dream. You sleep in a secluded, marvellous lagoon, no noise, no crowd, just pure nature. Paolo, April, and all the family are amazing hosts. The place is really magical. 

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Frederick Strompen -GERMANY- Junior Suite - 2018 May 1-4

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Our stay on the houseboat has been the highlight of our two weeks in the Philippines. Location: a quiet lagoon next to Coron island. You can jump in beautiful warm water after waking up. What more is there to say? Hosts: April, Paolo, George and the whole team were simply fantastic. Their natural hospitality made this stay unbelievably pleasant. They were super flexible regarding all our demands. They were always up for interesting discussions ans made the birthday dinner a truly special one (thank you so much guys). Paolo has a great attitude and mindset regarding the Philippines and the environment of the boat. Find out yourself. Activities: there are plenty of Kajaks and stand up paddling boards available so make sure you also just spend a day without activities further away. simply snorkeling around in the lagoon or kayak into the sunset were unbelievable experiences. But don’t miss the escape tour and snorkeling or diving at twin peaks! The team is doing everything they can to accommodate your needs. Accommodation: we stayed in the junior suite which is a bit more pricy but also pretty beautiful with an own bathroom. You can’t expect the comfort of a hotel room on a boat. It can get a bit noisy with the wind and you’re close to the other guests. But it didn’t at all bother us. The new houseboat (bamboo) gives a bite more privacy. We simply had an amazing time and will certainly come back. 

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Adriano Collalti - ITALY/JAPAN- Bamboo Suite - 2018 April 30-May 3

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This is the trip of a lifetime! I can easily say that this was one of the best trip I had in my life! Me and my wife truly had a wonderful time in Paolo’s Bamboo Houseboat and I can highly recommend this AirBnb experience to everyone!!! You will not find anything like this I can assure it!!! Here below all the highlights and some downside (very hard to find): 1. We stayed for 3 nights and now I regret that we should have stayed for at least 1 more night to have enough time to see all the places that Coron Island can offer. 2. Paolo and April are fantastic hosts, very helpful, welcoming, competent and fun to talk to. Paolo has been travelling with his sailboat around the world for 7 years and he just recently started this houseboat AirBnb business in Coron. 3. The Bamboo Houseboat is in the best location you will ever find in Coron Island! Right in the middle of this beautiful lagoon with crystal clear water and corals all around. The room was great, clean, with all the necessary facilities, a bathroom large enough, and an outside private patio with table for 6 and a wide platform. 4. You will be sleeping 1 meter from the sea, literally the bedroom is almost right on the water, in the morning you can just wake up and jump in the lagoon. 5. The restaurant in the main houseboat was very nice, especially considering where you are and how small is the kitchen. We had a nice pasta, nice barbecue fish, crabs, prawns, and other local dishes. The breakfast also is fantastic with lots of options available. 6. The houseboat allows you to go by kayak, pedal boat, Sup to any of the beautiful spots nearby, and everything is FREE. Paolo also has plants of snorkelling gears, also everything can be used for FREE all the time. 7. The lagoons and snorkelling spots are unbelievable! I highly recommend going for the TWIN PEAKS, KAYANGAN LAKE and BARRACUDA LAKE, it was a fantastic morning trip to this 3 beautiful spots. We were lucky enough to see also a sea turtle.... follows on airbnb!

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Pawel Gruszka -POLAND-UK- Unicorn ROom - 2018 June 28-29

  It was last night our holiday at house boat with Paolo, and also it was our engagement night , Paolo manage to help me with this surprise even more I could expect. Private dinner on the roof of the house boat with candles around, millions stars above, underwater lights made this private lagoon more spectacular at night time than day time. This place is very UNIQUE but owner is UNIQUE also, i didn’t fill like a guest, my filling was more like a part of family who lives in this beautiful place.
Thank You Paolo for this special night!! “ 

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Dome Paco - PHILIPPINES - Bamboo Suite - 2018 April 28-29

 

Wow , what an amazing experience . For me this is not just accommodation ; for me this place , the place in itself was the experience . Very hard to describe in words the feeling of waking up in this amazing lagoon and savouring a cup of coffee in the morning with THAT view . To be able to take a couple of steps and jump in the water , to have an amazing lunch cooked for you there , to get a kayak and wonder around and discover what's around the corner ... Yes , I stayed in many hotels but this is not just a place where you sleep ... this is ... AMAZING !

 

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Carla Lavery - UK - Junior suite - 2018 April 28-30

 Our stay at Paolyn Houseboat was definitely the highlight of our trip! The lagoon where the houseboat is located was incredible giving you uninterrupted views of the bluest water and beautiful landscape. Paolo and April were the perfect hosts and were on hand anytime that we needed them. The houseboat is a truly unique experience that sets itself apart from any other accommodation in Coron. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay at this Airbnb gem again! 

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Cyron Dalida -PHILIPPINES- Bamboo Suite - 2018 April 28 May 1

By far the best Airbnb I booked! The whole place is amazing! The bamboo houseboat is spacious and can comfortably fit 7 people with its 2 queen beds and 3 single beds. The food are all fresh and portions are big. Both Paolo, April and the whole staff have been helpful with everything we need. Kayak to the twin lagoon from the houseboat early in the morning and you’ll have the whole lagoon by yourself! The hidden lagoon is right next to it too! I would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

 

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Julien Roux -FRANCE/CHINA- Bamboo Houseboat - 2018 May 2-3

 These 2 houseboats located is in this unbelievable lagoon are just the best place you can imagine to stay once in your life... So amazing, beautiful and out of time!!!! Just go visit Paolo and his adorable and so welcoming crew!!!

 

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Pey Hing Hoo - SINGAPORE - Nemo Room - 2018 April 26-27

 This place is nice and secluded. You can have a nice connection with the nature. At night you can see the stargazing at the rooftop lying in hammock or beanbags. Or jump into the crystal clear water straight from the boathouse whenever u need a nice swimming. Definitely a valuable experience staying in Paolyn boathouse. 

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DINING

Paolyn Houseboat has also a restaurant and we cook instantly fresh food that we carefully choose daily from the fresh market of Coron Town. You can choose filipino and italian dishes. You can have fried calamares, Italian pasta carbonara or al nero di seppia, crabs or king prawns in coconut milk, crepes with Nutella and a lot more! Every table has free Italian extra vergine olive oil. We have a good selection of white and red wine (Italian, French, Spanish, Chilean). Of course cold beers and Cocktails! It looks easy but consider that all Coron Island doesn't have fresh water and electricity! We are totally off the grid and we produce our own electricity and water!

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AMENITIES

You can use for free our kayaks, StandUpPaddleboards and snorkeling gears and go visiting Twin Lagoons, Hidden Lagoon and the other close lagoons and the many amazing coral reefs!


We have enough kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling gears for all our guests!


We can also organize Dives. The dive boat will come to pick you up in our lagoon at 8 am to go to do two wreck dives (our lagoon is on the way to the dive sites so you will save a lot of time comparing to leave from town!). Back for a light lunch on the housboat (after a proper shower and a proper toilet!)  and eventually back to do a third dive in an amazing coral garden.


You can also Freedive with our freediving partner. Look at http://freediving-coron.com/

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RENT A PRIVATE SPEEDBOAT TO DISCOVER THE ATTRACTIONS OF CORON AND OF THE NEARBY ISLANDS

Several members of the Tagbanua Tribe proudly work on Paolyn Houseboats and will also be your personal tour guides when you will rent one of our private speedboats (half day from 1000 pesos per person or whole day from 1.700 pesos per person) to discover WITHOUT CROWD the famous fresh water lakes (Kayangan and Barracuda), to snorkel in the amazing Coral Gardens (Twin Peaks, Seven Picados, Smith, Malwaway, Secret Garden), to snorkel on the WWII Japanese shallow wrecks (Skeleton and Luson Gunboat), to enjoy beautiful white beaches (Atwayan, Banul, Smith, CYC, Malcapuya, Bulog Dos, Banana), to discover more remote islands (Ditaytayan, Pass, Pamalican, Malajon - known as Black Island - and a lot more), to feed the giraffes at the Calauit Safari and to visit the remote Tagbanua Village (Cultural Indigenous Tour).  

 

Being on Paolyn Houseboats guests can enjoy the attractions of Coron Island before the tourists arrive and after they are gone. 

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OUR SPECIAL LOCATION

The only accommodation and restaurant in Coron Island 

Paolyn Houseboats are located in the calm, pristine, clear and unpolluted water of Laknisan Lagoon (Unicorn Fish Lagoon in Tagbanua Tribe language) also known as Blue Lagoon, that is just 500 meters from the famous Twin Lagoons - 15 minutes by kayak or by paddleboard - and 100 meters from Hidden Lagoon - 5 minutes by swimming - on the NorthWest tip of Coron Island. This special Lagoon has breathless landscape with steep cliffs and Karst rock formations made of Permian Limestone of Jurassic origin that you can almost touch from the Houseboats and of whose views  you can also enjoy  from your bed and during your fresh and instantly cooked meals. It also offers superb snorkeling and it is totally quite except birds chirping and splashes of fish. 

We have our own boats to bring you from Coron Town to our Paradise and viceversa at any time!


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WE ARE ECOCOMPATIBLE

Paolyn Houseboats are sustainable and ecocompatible. They do not create pollution, they have 7 kw of solar panels (2800 ah of batteries and 4 kw of inverters) and 24h  electricity 220v, lights and fresh water. Bathrooms (toilets, showers and sinks) and kitchen (even if all our soaps are natural and 100 % biodegradable) do not discharge in the sea but in holding tanks located in the hulls.  We have specially equipped boats that daily suck all the waste water and bring it to another island (two hours far) where we have built our three stages concrete septic tank on a small hill and where we have a motorpump system to pump up the waste water from the boats up the three stages spetic tank.

DENR and PCSD have duly inspected them.

In order to protect the coral reef and the marine life we ask to the guets to use only 100 percent biodegradable and natural sun protection cream that can be also bought from us at our own cost. 

Our staff is on board 24h a day taking care of the guests. 

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Coron Island and the Tagbanua Tribe

 

Coron island including its surrounding islets were declared National Reserve in 1967, Marine Reserve in 1978 and Unesco Biosphere Reserve in 1990. With the indigenous people right act, the Filipino national law recognises Coron Island (and its water and reef) ancestral land of the Tagbanua Tribe members that are believed to be descendants of  the Tabon Man of whom over 20.000 years old remains have been discovered.

Several members of the Tagbanua Tribe proudly work on Paolyn Houseboats and will also be your personal tour guides when you will rent one of our private speedboats (half day from 1000 pesos per person or whole day from 1700 pesos per person) to discover WITHOUT CROWD the famous fresh water lakes (Kayangan and Barracuda), to snorkel in the amazing Coral Gardens (Twin Peaks, Seven Picados, Smith, Malwaway, Secret Garden), to snorkel on the WWII Japanese shallow wrecks (Skeleton and Luson Gunboat), to enjoy beautiful white beaches (Atwayan, Banul, Smith, CYC, Malcapuya, Bulog Dos, Banana), to discover more remote islands (Ditaytayan, Pass, Pamalican, Malajon - known as Black Island - and a lot more), to feed the giraffes at the Calauit Safari and to visit the remote Tagbanua Village (Cultural Indigenous Tour).  

Paolyn Housboats employ over 20 local people, respects indigenous heritage and traditions and helps the community with a higher than average salary.

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Boat transfer at any time from/to Coron Town (6 km, 30 mnts) or from/to the Airport (30 mnts van plus 30 mnts boat) 

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50 percent at the moment of the booking and 50  percent 60 days before the date of the stay.50 percent penalty for cancellation till 60 days before the date of the stay.

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NOTE: to be in such a paradise totally isolated from the crowd we have to ask you a favour about the organization of the food. Please confirm the food choice always the day before since we buy it at the fresh market early the same day of the meal. We give you always fresh food, so please when you choose the dishes try to make a first choise and a second choise, so if in the market we cannot find your first choice we can still serve you food that you like! When we are fully booked we will offer you a choise between few plates for every day. We will try to offer you a choice between fish, meat and vegetarian dishes. Normally wehn fully booked you can choose between 4 or 5 appetizers, 4 or 5 main dishes and 4 or 5 desserts!

PRIVATE BOATS FOR ISLAND HOPPING

HALF DAY (MORNING) CORON ISLAND FRESH WATER LAKES (ALONE!!)

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We leave at 7 am from the Housboats and we bring you to Kayangan Lake, Barracuda Lake, Twin Peaks Coral Garden whithout crowd. eventually you can also stop in VIvian beach. 4 hours

HALF DAY (AFTERNOON) CORON ISLAND

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We bring you to Atwayan Coral garden, Skeleton Wreck, Malwaway Coral Garden, Sunset lagoon and hidden beach, Smith Coral Garden (plenty of turtles!)  and Smith Beach where you will enjoy an amazing sunset just yourself with some cold beers or a glass of cold white wine! (our captain will bring a cool box with the drinks that you would like). 4 hours

FULL DAY CORON ISLAND

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We combine the two half day tours in Coron Island. Normally we leave at 7 am, back at 11 am at the houseboats and we leave again at 2.30 pm and back at 6.30 pm just after an amazing sunset in Smith beach. total 8 hours with a break of 3.5 hours at lunch time so you can relax for a while before and after the lunch at the restaurant

FULL DAY ESCAPED

the amazing Dytayatan sandbar!

We bring you to Malcapuya Island, Dytayatan Sandbar and Bulog Dos Island

FULL DAY WRECKS

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Skeleton Wreck, Atwayan Coral Garden, Malwaway Coral Garden, Luson Gunboat Wreck, Luson Coral Garden, Secret Coral Garden, Smith Beach for sunset. Full day or half day (6 hours)

FULL DAY REMOTE ISLAND

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Pamalican Island, Black Island, Luson Gunboat, Secret Coral Garden, Luson Coral Garden, eventually on the way back sunset at Smith beach.

TIPS, TICKETS AND ENTRY FEES FOR ATTRACTIONS

 It is important to book the private boat for the island hopping tours at least one day in advance before 5 pm, better a couple of days before. So you will be more sure we can organize it also during the  peak season.

Please always bring with you our mask and fins! You can use them for free! Ask also for beach towels and drinking water, we will give you for free. Please bring with you also small pesos bills to pay directly eventual entry fees to the Tagbanua Tribe members on the single spot! In fact the entry fees are not included in the prices of the rent of the private boats. The fees varies from 100 pesos (2 usd) per person to 300 pesos (6 usd) per person. Kayangan Lake fee is 300 pesos and Barracuda Lake fee is 200 pesos. Some spots are free. 

The two lakes are similar. To access to Kayangan Lake you have around 300 steps up and 150 down all in concret. From the top of the 300 steps (where you can also visit two small caves) you have an amazing view on the lagoons. To access to Barracuda Lake  you have around 50 steps up and 20 down all in timber. In Barracuda Lake you can have a small tour of the lake also using a small local paddle timber local made catamaran (with additional 150 pesos per person).

Some entry fees have to be paid in advance to the Tribe Association Office in Coron Town that will give a proper ticket (we will buy it for you). Some entry fees have to be paid in loco in cash.

The entrance fees to the lakes and to the other sites go to the Tagbanua Tribe Association and help to improve the condition of the life of the families of this beautiful isolated tribe. Most of these families (around 500 people in total) live in the village situated on the other side of Coron Island, very isolated from everything. Once the kids become teenagers they go to school in Coron Town that is over 1,5 hour local boat ride in rough sea condition. The village doesn't have electricity.

Someone could say  that 6 usd entrance fee was expensive and even that the access to these places should be free. I would like to make those people thinking that this island is an ancestral land and property of the Tagbanua Tribe no more and no less than the houses and gardens where people live in every country in the world are property of the families that live in them. Would these people like to have tourists in their houses or gardens (in Europe or In USA or anywhere else in the world) entering without regulations, eating (and may be camping) for free?

The Filipino Law recognises this land, water and coral reef property of the tribe. 

In order to improve the life condition of the families of the Tagbanua tribe that owns this place,  is'nt fare to pay the same amount of money of a cappuccino in a Starbox in one of the airports in the world? Also considering that just to fly from Manila to Coron Busuanga round trip costs between 200 and 400 usd and one of the first reason tourists come to Coron is to visit and enjoy these lakes... 

VISITING THE ATTRACTIONS WITH US

 

The plus of making a tour with us:

- the speedboat is private for you so you can decide to stay how long you want in each spot and you can personalize your itinerary

- the captain and the tour guide  of your speedboat are well trained members of the Tagbanua Tribe that owns the island of Coron. So they will be the ones to explain you their special place and traditions

- with us you sleep in the middle of the attractions, so you can enjoy them before tourists arrive or after they are left even for free with our kayak or standuppaddleboard (twin lagoons is 500 meters far!)

- with us you can do also only half day tour so before or after the tour you will eat on Paolyn Houseboat with nice food, cold drinks, comfortably sitting at a table in the shade and enjoying the rest of the day relaxing or doing activities.

- with us, also in case of most of full day trips, you will still eat on Paolyn Houseboat with nice food, cold drinks, confortably sitting at a table in the shade after a fresh water shower. 

- with us you will have free use of masks and fins, free use of towels and free drinking water.

Normal Island Hopping tours organized with local boats (Bangka) will make you eating in 20 people on the local boats with your plate on your knees or on a beach with 200 or 300 people…. And you will not have a proper toilet (the local boat has normally a hole and the waste go straight in the sea), you will not have a fresh water shower and a chair where to lay down and where to read your book! Further most ot the normal  tours leave Coron Town at 9/9.30 am and you will be back at 4 or 5 pm after a noisy (the old diesel engine is running all the time behind your ears!) day in the sun! Paolyn Houseboat is already in Coron Island in the middle of the attractions, so the trips are a lot shorter (further the speedboats are faster) and you will have more time to enjoy the beauty of the spots and in few minutes you can go back anytime to your houseboat to take a rest or a break during the tour!

PRICES FOR RENTING THE BOATS FOR ISLAND HOPPING TO THE ATTRACTIONS

On the Houseboats we have snorkeling gears, kayaks and paddleboards. Since finally we have eough of them for all the guests (we have invested just for that over twenty thousands USD), we decided that the use of them is FREE for everybody.


Please advise if you loose or break some of them, so we can fix or buy more so next guests will be able to fully enjoy the amenities! (every month we need to buy 20 new masks because some are missing and some have been broken, but most of the times guests forget to advise!)


Once you will arrive on board  we will give you a map with the indication of the snorkeling spots that you can easily reach yourself and of the aerea that you can explore by kayak and paddleboard with the direction to go visiting the many lagoons and the famous Tins Lagoons.

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Being on Paolyn Houseboats guests can enjoy the attractions of Coron Island before the tourists arrive and after they are gone.


In 10 minutes from the Houseboats you can paddle by kayak or SUP to the famous Twin Lagoons going through some stunning lagoons with calm sea and breathless limestone landscape! Since we are so close you can go there yourself by kayak or standuppaddleboard also early in the morning or late in the afternoon when tourists are not arrived yet or are gone already!


You can snorkel directly from the Houseboats. Just jump in the water and enjoy the corals and colorful fish just around the houseboats in our lagoon or in the nextby Hidden Lagoon Coral Garden, just 5 minutes swimming from the houseboats. The staff will explain you where the best snorkeling is!


You can also rent one private boat that will bring you island hopping to more far attractions .You can bring the snorkeling gears with you and we will also give you for free beach towels and drinking water to bring in the private boat.


You can rent a private boat for Coron Island destinations for half day (4 hours), for full day (8 hours) or for destinations out of Coron island (till 11 hours)


The local boat called Bangka will be soon banned for transportation of tourists because they are not considered very safe and because they create a lot of pollution. In fact they have cheap gasoline engines coming from China or second hand over 30 years old diesel Japanese tractor engines that both leak oil and fuel in the bilge where there is always water coming in from the sea because the shaft of the propeller doesnt have any seal (a stainless steel rode inside a bronze pipe with some chimical grease on it to try to prevent to get in excessive water). These Bangkas discharge the oily bilge water all the time during the navigation and also during the stops in the lagoons….


This is why we decided to make an effort and to buy 10 speedboats with original new Yamaha outboards engines from 15hp to 70hp. We still have one local Bangka for 6 people that we try to avoid using along the cost of Coron Island (all national park and marine reserve) and we mainly use for transfers from and to Coron town for arrival and departures with the luggages. The speedboats are private and also faster so you will have more time to enjoy the attractions instead to loose time during the trip.


PRIVATE BOAT FOR MORNING HALF DAY TOUR (4 hours)

In the morning we can bring you to Kayangan fresh water Lake and/or to Barracuda fresh water Lake. Plus we stop on the way back to snorkel on the Coral Garden of Twin Peaks that has still integrate corals, plenty of fish and turtles. Normally the best time to leave from the houseboats is not later than 7 am (we can serve your breakfast at 6.30 am) in order to make you enjoy the lakes without crowd! In case you love snorkeling we can also bring you to Siete Picados Coral Garden. If you like beaches, on the way back, we can also stop in Vivian Beach, a lovely white beach. The first touristic boats from Coron arrives in the Lakes around 9/9,30 am so you will have nice time without crowd.



PRIVATE BOAT FOR CORON ISLAND AFTERNOON HALF DAY TOUR (4 hours)

In the afternoon (2/2.30 pm), after a fresh water shower, nice lunch and a little rest if you need it, we can bring you to Skeleton Wreck (snorkeling on a 3 meters shallow wreck), Malwaway Coral Garden, Atwayan beach, Banol Beach and / or Smith Beach and Smith Coral Garden and/or Sunset Lagoon and/or CYC Island. Banul and Smith Beach are facing sunset so they can offer you a wonderful sunset time with a cold beer when everybody is gone (the last touristic boats from Coron leave these spots around 4/4.30 pm).


PRIVATE BOAT FOR CORON ISLAND FULL DAY TOUR (4h+4h)

The two half day trips can be done also togheter in one day. We can leave the houseboats at 7 am, come back at 11 am, leave again after lunch around 2.30 pm and come back around 6.30 pm, so you will also enjoy the housboats, a nice lunch, a shower, a proper toilet and some rest (or paddling and snorkeling!) for 3,5 hours between 11 am and 2,30 pm


NOTE: During each of the two half day trips we could also bring you to Twin Lagoons and Hidden Lagoon but you will probably prefer to go there yourself paddling by kayak or paddleboard!


PRIVATE BOAT FOR ESCAPE TOUR OR WRECK TOUR FULL DAY (8/11h)

We can organize the private boat also for a full day trip to more far destinations like the Escape Tour that includes the beautiful Malcapuya Island/Beach, Bulog Dos Island/Beach and Banana Island/beach or like the Wreck Tour that includes Skeleton Wreck, Luson Gunboat wreck (eventually also East Tangat wreck) and also Malwaway Coral Garden and Secret Coral Garden (the best Corals of all the aerea) and Smith Coral Garden and Smith beach on the way back. We suggest to leave between 7 and 8.30 am and come back between 5 and 6,30 pm. If you do a full day tour in these destination you will have more time to spend on the beaches! In case of full day we will cook the lunch for you on your order and you will have plates, glasses, cutleries and cold drinks on the boat! (these trips are subject to weather condition)


PRIVATE BOAT FOR ESCAPE TOUR OR WRECK TOUR HALF DAY (6 h)

Even if these destinations are more far comparing to Coron Island destination (around 20/25 km)  with the speedboat you will be still able to visit them also in half day trip (these trips are subject to weather condition). You can choose if to do the trip in the morning (leaving at 7 am and back to the houseboat for lunch at 1 pm or to leave the housboat after lunch at 12.30 pm and back at 6.30 pm.


PRIVATE BOAT FOR FULL DAY MIXED TOUR (10/11 hours)

In case of full day you can also mix Coron Island attractions with a more far destinations. For example in the morning leaving at 7 am you can go to Kayangan and Barracuda lakes and Twin Peaks Coral Garden. Back to the houseboat at 10/11am for a nice comfortable ealry lunch and in the afternoon around 12,30 pm or even earlier you can leave to go to Malcapuya Island/Beach, Bulog Dos Beaches and Banana Island/beach (these three destinations are called Escape Tour) or to Skeleton Wreck, Luson Gunboat wreck and also Malwaway Coral Garden and Secret Coral Garden (the best Corals of all the aerea) and Smith Coral Garden and Smith beach (known as Wreck Tour). Back to the houseboat at 6.30 pm. (these trips are subject to weather condition)



PRICE LIST: 

- the price Include fuel, captain (eventually also boatman), use of snorkeling gears, beach towels and drinking water-


HALF DAY(4h) PRIVATE SPEEDBOAT CORON ISLAND (Morning or Afternoon): 

2 passengers: 3,000 pesos three thousands pesos (1,500 pesos per person) – (2,000 pesos if only one person), 

3 passengers: 3,900 pesos (1,300 pesos per person)

4 passengers: 4,400 pesos (1,100 pesos per person) 

5  passengers (two speedboats): 5,500 pesos (1,100 pesos per person)

6  passengers (two speedboats): 6,600 pesos (1,100 pesos per person)

7  passengers (two speedboats): 7,700 pesos (1,100 pesos per person)

8  passengers (two speedboats): 8,800 pesos (1,100 pesos per person)


Note: This price is valid choosing any destinations if the trip stays within Coron Island so you can personalize your tour


2 HALF DAYS PRIVATE SPEEDBOAT CORON ISLAND  (total 8 h: 4h morning +4h afternoon only  in the same day): 

2 passengers: 5,000 pesos  (2,500 pesos per person) – (3,500 pesos if only one person), 

3 people: 6,000 pesos (2,000 pesos per person)

4 people: 6,800 pesos (1,700 pesos per person)

5  passengers (two speedboats): 8,500 pesos (1,700 pesos per person)

6  passengers (two speedboats): 10,200 pesos (1,700 pesos per person)

7  passengers (two speedboats): 11,900 pesos (1,700 pesos per person)

8  passengers (two speedboats): 13,600 pesos (1,700 pesos per person)


Note: This price is valid choosing any destinations if the trip stays within Coron Island so you can personalize your tour

 

HALF DAY PRIVATE SPEEDBOAT ESCAPE OR WRECK TOUR (total 6h):

2 passengers: 7,000 pesos - seven thousands pesos (3,500 pesos per person) 

3 people: 8,400 pesos (2,800 pesos per person)

4 people: 10,000 pesos (2,500 pesos per person)

5 people: 12,500 pesos (2,500 pesos per person)

6 people: 15,000 pesos (2,500 pesos per person)


FULL DAY TOUR ESCAPE OR WRECK PRIVATE SPEEDBOAT (total 8/11 h): 

- 2 passengers: 8,000 pesos - eight thousands pesos (4,000 pesos per person)

- 3 people: 9,300 pesos (3,100 pesos per person)

- 4 people: 10,800 pesos (2,700 pesos per person)

- 5 people: 13,500 pesos (2,700 pesos per person)

- 6 people: 16,200 pesos (2,700 pesos per person)


FULL DAY MIXED TOUR  PRIVATE SPEEDBOAT CORON ISLAND AND ESCAPE OR WRECK (total 10/11 h): 

- 2 passengers: 9,000 pesos - nine thousands pesos (4,500 pesos per person)

- 3 people: 10,500 pesos (3,500 pesos per person)

- 4 people: 12,000 pesos (3,000 pesos per person)

- 5 people: 15,000 pesos (3,000 pesos per person)

- 6 people: 18,000 pesos (3,000 pesos per person)

Please note that prices can be changed without notice


We can also organize a Cultural Tour to the Indigenous Tagbanua Tribe Village, where the Tagbanua tribe members can welcome you and show you their tradition, eventually cook their food for you and, if you are lucky, also organize a special tribal dance and songs! This tour is not always available since it depends on the tribe daily organization. Please ask for it well in advance so we can contact the tribe (in the tribe village there is not mobile signal ....). This tour will take around 6 hours.


Anyway we can personalize the tours on your needs and choises and we can bring you in any destination you will choose! There are also beautiful islands with white beaches on the west of Busuanga island. Pamalican Island (amazing snorkeling even with whalesharks if you are lucky!), North Cay, Pass Island, Black Island. They are more far, around 2 h boat trip one way but with a full day tour you can easily reach them and you can stop on the way at the amazing Secret Coral Garden (probably the best snorkeling of all Coron and El Nido areas! Unbelivable Corals) and in Luson Gunboat (shallow wreck where it is possible to snorkel inside the wreck). Prices are on requests depending if you include Black Island (white beach, nice snorkeling and amazing caves where you can swim). Finally we could even bring you to the open air Safari in Caluit Island! More north than Black island. It is amazing to see Giraffes, Zebras and other animals from Africa just walking free few meters from you! They even make you feed the Giraffes from your hand and from your mouth! Kids (but not only) would remember the mouth feeding experience forever! This destination is more far (so you need to leave very early in the morning) and is possible only in calm sea.


It is important to book the private boat for the island hopping tours at least one day in advance before 5 pm, better a couple of days before. So you will be more sure we can organize it also during the peak season. 

Please always bring with you our mask and fins! You can use them for free! Ask also for beach towels and drinking water, we will give you for free. 

Please bring with you also small pesos bills to pay directly eventual entry fees to the Tagbanua Tribe members on the single spot (or ask to our captain to bring cash for you and we will add to your final bill, so you will not risk to make the notes wet!). In fact the entry fees are not included in the prices of the rent of the private boats. The fees varies from 100 pesos (2 usd) per person to 300 pesos (6 usd) per person. Kayangan Lake fee is 300 pesos and Barracuda Lake fee is 200 pesos. Some spots are free.

To access to Kayangan Lake you have around 300 steps up and 150 down all in concret. From the top of the 300 steps (where on the way back you can also visit two small caves) you have an amazing view on the lagoons. To access to Barracuda Lake you have around 50 steps up and 20 down all in wood.


Some entry fees have to be paid in advance to the Tribe Association Office in Coron Town that will give a proper ticket (we will buy it in advance for you). 

This is the list of the entry fees to be paid in advance: Kayangan Lake 300 pesos, Barracuda Lake 200 pesos, Twin Peaks 150 pesos, Twin Lagoons 200 pesos.

Some entry fees have to be paid in loco by cash.

This is the list of the entry fees to be paid in cash: Skeleton and Malwaway Coral Garden (one payment) 150 pesos, Banul Beach 150 pesos, Smith Beach and Smith Coral Gardena (one payment) 150 pesos, Vivian Beach 150 pesos, Siete Picados 100 pesos.


The entrance fees go to the Tagbanua Tribe Association and help to improve the condition of the life of the families of this beautiful isolated tribe. Most of these families (around 500 people in total) live in the village situated on the other side of Coron Island, very isolated from everything. Once the kids become teenagers they go to the hugh school in Coron Town that is over 1,5/2 hours local boat ride in rough sea condition. The village doesn't have electricity and fresh water. 

Someone could say that 4 and 6 usd entrance fee was expensive and even that the access to these places should be free. I would like to make those people thinking that this island is an ancestral land and property of the Tagbanua Tribe no more and no less than the houses and gardens where people live in every country in the world are property of the families that live in them. Would those people like to have tourists in their houses or gardens (in Europe, in USA or anywhere else in the world) entering without regulations, eating (and may be camping) for free?

The Filipino Law recognises this land, water and coral reef property of the tribe.

In order to improve the life condition of the families of the Tagbanua tribe that owns this place, isn’t fare to pay the same amount of money of a cappuccino in a Starbox in one of the airports in the world? Also considering that just to fly from Manila to Coron Busuanga round trip costs between 250 and 400 usd and one of the first reason tourists come to Coron is to visit and enjoy these amazing lakes...


 

The plus of making a tour with us:

- the speedboat is private for you so you can decide to stay how long you want in each spot and you can personalize your itinerary

- the captain and the tour guide  of your speedboat are well trained members of the Tagbanua Tribe that owns the island of Coron. So they will be the ones to explain you their special place and traditions

- with us you sleep in the middle of the attractions, so you can enjoy them before tourists arrive or after they are left even for free with our kayak or standuppaddleboard (twin lagoons is 500 meters far!)

- with us you can do also only half day tour so before or after the tour you will eat on Paolyn Houseboat with nice food, cold drinks, comfortably sitting at a table in the shade and enjoying the rest of the day relaxing or doing activities.

- with us, also in case of most of full day trips, you will still eat on Paolyn Houseboat with nice food, cold drinks, confortably sitting at a table in the shade after a fresh water shower. 

- with us you will have free use of masks and fins, free use of towels and free drinking water.

Normal Island Hopping tours organized with local boats (Bangka) will make you eating in 20 people on the local boats with your plate on your knees or on a beach with 200 or 300 people…. And you will not have a proper toilet (the local boat has normally a hole and the waste go straight in the sea), you will not have a fresh water shower and a chair where to lay down and where to read your book! Further most ot the normal  tours leave Coron Town at 9/9.30 am and you will be back at 4 or 5 pm after a noisy (the old diesel engine is running all the time behind your ears!) day in the sun! Paolyn Houseboat is already in Coron Island in the middle of the attractions, so the trips are a lot shorter (further the speedboats are faster) and you will have more time to enjoy the beauty of the spots and in few minutes you can go back anytime to your houseboat to take a rest or a break during the tour!