Assemble at Tribal Cafe Coron at 8 am ahead of departure by banca together with sea kayaks for Ryukan Channel, a winding mangrove estuary and shortcut to Sangat Island, the largest limestone island in the Calamian after Coron. There we snorkel a Japanese wartime gunboat and/or dip into hot seawater springs. We cruise to Calumbuyan, getting off to snorkel, before paddling South and North Cay — idyllic sand-ringed, palm-fringed tropical islands. Island hop back as the sun sets, arriving in Coron town as night falls.
DAY TOUR (Sample Itinerary for One Day Tour)
8:00 am Meet at Tribal Cafe main road Coron for coffee, leave at 8:30
9:00 am 30 minutes ride by banca with kayaks on board for Ryukan Channel, a winding mangrove estuary and shortcut to Sangat Island
9:30-10:30 am Paddle to Japanese wartime gunboat
10:30-11:30 am Snorkel the Japanese wartime gunboat.
11:30-1:30 pm Kayak Sangat. Seawater hot spring dip, eat lunch
1:30-2:15 pm Motor to Calumbuyan for superlative snorkelling.
3:00-4:30 pm Island hop or paddle to South and North Cay islands
4:30-6:00 pm Banca cruise back to Coron enjoying sunset beverages en route and at the end at Tribal Cafe
Duration: Whole day, available all year round
Inclusion: Fully crewed outrigger banca safari led by qualified Tribal Adventures guide, provision of double/single sit-in sea kayak, snorkel/mask for each guest. All meals, snacks, drinking water, beverages, beer, rum provided.
What to Bring: Sunscreen, hat, bug repellent, refillable water container as you will be provided only a single new plastic mineral water bottle that you will need to refill, walking shoes that will get wet or strong sandals, swim wear, waterproof layer, dry clothes, educational giveaways like crayons for children in place of tip money. (You can purchase water/trekking foot wear, water bottles and day packs from our office in Palawan)
Note: A National Tourism (Kalakbay Award) winner, Tribal Adventures puts its money where its ecotourism mouth is, by splitting income 50:50 with the local people at Kayak Inn, Antique and Camp Calauit, Palawan.