This Is The Best Boat Tour In Coron, Palawan
If there’s one thing I want you to take away from this post, it’s that choosing your boat tour will make or break your experience which is why you need to choose the best boat tour in Coron. We did a bit of research ahead of time and Red Carabao had the best reviews by far so we booked it a couple days before because there was on and off rain. We timed it right luckily and had such an epic day. Keep reading to see why this is the best boat tour in Coron, Palawan.
Red Carabao Boat Tour
This isn’t sponsored, I just really want to spread the good word about this tour company because they are so awesome. We started the day by meeting at their office to pick up fins & snorkel gear. Then our tour guide, Lucy, took us to the dock where we loaded into the boat. One of the reasons I loved this tour so much is because we avoided all the big crowds and we had such an awesome tour guide:)
Barracuda Lake is a freshwater lake taking place i a former crater right next to the ocean which suggests that the lake was connected to the sea in the past. The limestone formations are just unreal and totally worth seeing. We were the first ones here so we basically had the whole place to ourselves which was magical.
Twin Lagoon is the most popular destination in Coron because of these famous stairs. As you swim in you will go from warm water to cold water due to the limestone rocks and various depths. Twin Lagoon is one of the main reasons I wanted to come to the Philippines in the first place, but everything else we experienced in Palawan was even better than we imagined.
After Twin Lagoon, we went to a secret cave that had a swing inside and it was so cool. You swim through the cave and then get to be in this basically untouched secret cave.
Private Island & Beach
This was by far my favorite part of the tour. You arrive at this beautiful private beach where a small family lives with their adorable puppies, cats, chickens, and pigs – I got to meet them all. Here, we ate lunch, learned how to make coffee, hung out in the hammock, kayaked, snorkeled, and went for many swims. It was pure bliss.
After the private beach we got back on the boat and went to snorkel at the shipwreck. This was one of the best places I’ve ever snorkeled – there were so many fishies! I got stung by a small jellyfish here for the first time but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be and they have vinegar on the boat which helped:)
More Snorkeling & The Sunset Spot
I don’t think we could have watched the sunset from a better spot than the middle of the ocean. I’ll never forget this sunset. It was magical.
More On Coron
If you’re staying in town, you can hike up Mt. Tapyas, which is about 724 steps. We did this during the daytime which I wouldn’t recommend because it’s so hot, but rather in the evening. It’s a great way to get a workout in. Coron town is still developing and I think in a few years it will be more popular.
My favorite restaurants in Coron are Full Lotus, Herbivore, Summer Cafe and Om’s Thai.
Other boat tour experience options
Another option that I’ve read good reviews about is Big Dream Boatman which goes from El Nido to Coron, making stops along the way. You sleep on other islands on the way as the tour is 3-5 days I think? It was fully booked when I checked but if you can book in advance, that seems like a really unique experience too.
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