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SUPERB TOURS OF CORON

Join our Coron Island Super Ultimate Tour and discover the unspoiled island of Coron that is home to some of the most awe-inspiring sights of Palawan.

The attractions included in this tour are: Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoons, Barracuda Lake, Skeleton Wreck, Siete Pecados, Malwawey Reef & Coral Garden, Banol Beach and CYC Beach.

Barracuda Lake  is a famous dive spot with its turquoise colored freshwater lake that is fed by a hot spring and channels connecting it to the sea which brings sea water into it. The lake is well known for its thermocline and unique underwater rock formations.

Kayangan Lake is Coron’s must-see attractions. It is a unique, beautiful and magical place, well known for its breathtaking views and dazzling crystal-clear water

Siete Pecados Marine Park is an excellent snorkeling spot in Coron Island featuring coral reefs with diverse species of colorful tropical marine life.

Skeleton Wreck lies in very shallow water, the top is just 5m deep and going down to 22m at the stern.  This is a popular snorkeling spot in Coron that host to an abundance of marine life.

Twin Lagoon is a wide expanse of turquoise water that is surrounded by the towering limestone cliffs. These lagoons that are separated by a huge limestone wall and the only way to get to the second lagoon is to swim through the narrow passage in the wall.

Coral Garden is an underwater garden that boasts a multitude of different kinds of brightly colored corals and schools of fish.

Cyc Beach is a little white sand beach perfect for sunbathing, swimming or taking beautiful beach photos.

 


Tour Highlights

  • Kayangan Lake
  • Barracuda Lake
  • Siete Pecados
  • Skeleton Wreck
  • Twin Lagoon
  • Coral Garden
  • Cyc Beach
  • Banol Beach

Hotel Pick up/ Drop off

It’s included from all hotels in Coron town proper only.

A surcharge will be applied for pick up and drop off outside Coron town.

Strictly No pick up from Two Seasons Coron Island Resort, Club Paradise Palawan and El Rio Y Mar Resort.


Shared tour 

This tour is shared with other people (from a minimum of 8 up to 25 people per boat).

For a quotation for private tour please contact us by email at info@travel-palawan.com


Things to bring

  • Flip flops or water shoes (to protect your feet from sharp rocks and shells)
  • Lightweight clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Beach towel
  • Sunblock lotion and sunglasses
  • Dry Bag
  • Raincoat (just in case of rain)

Best time to go

The best time to visit Coron is the dry season from November to May, however, it is possible to do the tour all year round.


Weather Conditions

This tour is weather dependent and may be subject to cancellations. In case we have to cancel the trip due to adverse weather conditions and you are not able to reschedule for another day, then you will receive a full refund.


Child Policy

0-3 years old: Free of Charge
4-6 years old: 50% off the regular rate
7-12 years old: 25% off the regular rate
13 years old and above is considered adult


Last Minute Bookings

Last minute bookings made 3 days or less to date of travel be may not be honored. If you wish to make a last minute booking and the calendar shows the date as grayed out, please contact our team by email, WhatsApp or phone.

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Go on an adventure in SABANG

1. Go on an underground cruise and see a World Wonder

Image credit: Mike Gonzales

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is definitely a must-see for first-time visitors! It boasts of a limestone karst landscape, an eight-kilometre underground river, and a UNESCO World Heritage title. While it’s just half an hour drive and boat ride away from the city, it’s best to book a tour in advance as schedules are almost always full. 

Hop aboard a paddle boat that will take you inside the Puerto Princesa Underground River. Marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites and learn about these formations from your guide as you go along. Watch out for the bats and swiftlets around the cave, and don’t worry about the smell — it’s not as bad as they say it is. 

Tip: If the short standard tour left you wanting more, you can actually proceed 4.3km further! Just be sure to secure a permit at least two days in advance from the Subterranean National Park Office.

Outside, the rainforest is teeming with wildlife from the monitor lizard (known among locals as bayawak) to the crab-eating monkey, and the endemic species like the Palawan porcupine and the Palawan bearded pig. If you’re into bird-watching, keep your eyes open for over a hundred different bird species of different sizes and colours. 

2. Zoom across crystal clear waters in Sabang Beach

The Sabang X Zipline takes you on a scenic ride at 150 feet above sea level. And since the zipline is at a relatively low speed, you can take in the aerial views of the sea and mountains. This is definitely a plus for those who aren’t heavily into adrenaline-packed activities!

3. See the sweeping hillside views, then have some baked goodies too!

Image credit: Mats Sjödin

Enjoy views of the city and the sea from the hillside Mitra’s Ranch. Though the property is privately owned, most of it is open to the public — including the viewing deck and the sprawling grounds where you can have a picnic! Other activities include horseback riding and a hanging bridge.

Image credit: Marcy Miniano

Just down the street is Baker’s Hill, where you can find all sorts of freshly baked goodies that you can pack for the road or even take home. It also has a small park of sorts, with life-size Disney statues, a playground, a garden that is lit up at night, and peacocks. It’s like the grandparents’ house you wished you had as a kid, if your grandparents also baked best-selling hopia every day! 

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Island Hopping In El Nido

Okay, so this whole section will be the island hopping options in El nido in detail.

I’m going to go through each tour individually, what they include, how much they cost, why they’re good and then end the section with the best way to book your El Nido island hopping tour.

Tour A: Lagoons & Beaches

Tour A is one of the most popular island hopping tours in El Nido and it’s the tour Bradley and I did!

I think this is a great tour if you’ve only got limited time in El Nido and want to see some amazing sights. Our tour operator was awesome and our whole boat had so much fun together. We actually booked it through our hotel, so I’m not even sure what it’s called.

You can book El Nido Tour A online here (for a fantastic price- they all go to the same spots, so it doesn’t matter if you book online or in person)

Seven Commando Beach

This was actually our final stop on the tour and it’s bloody awesome! It’s a beautiful beach that has great snorkeling spots, places to relax, a volleyball net and of course stands selling beer and rum. Since it was our last spot we enjoyed a few rum and coke with our new friends we made on this awesome tour.

Big Lagoon

The Big Lagoon was everything I wanted it to be…amazing. You can rent out kayaks for 200 or swim once you get there, but I recommend getting a kayak. As you head down the lagoon you’ll see how blue and clear the water is as you are submerged between beautiful limestone cliffs.

We threw the drone up and got some amazing sights of the lagoon! There is also a cave you can kayak to and you might spot some turtles.  

Shimizu Island

It’s either this island, or a similar that you will stop at for lunch. Lunch will always be a fresh BBQ consisting of fish, pork, chicken, rice, noodles, vegetables and fruit. It’s super delicious and you just dine on the beautiful beach.

The place we stopped had stunning water and great snorkelling spots around it, Brad seen nemo (clown) fish here.

Secret Lagoon

I believe the area next to the secret lagoon is nicer than the Secret Lagoon itself, BUT, if you’ve never been to a secret lagoon before, then you’ll find it cute.

You have to “queue” to get through the little rock into the secret lagoon. Be aware the water is filled with little stinging jellyfish. It just feels like little shocks and it’s not painful, just really annoying!

Don’t stand on the coral!

When you get into the lagoon, depending on the tide, the water will either be clear, or just murky. For us it was murky and it didn’t impress me! But next to the lagoon is a beautiful beach and blue waters to chill at.

PS, you used to visit both Big lagoon and small lagoon on tour A, but this is no longer the case. Due to the areas becoming over crowded, they limit the amount of people on each sight each day. Which is a good thing!

Cost: 1200 for the tour with lunch PLUS you have to pay 200 for an environmental fee that lasts 7 days in El Nido. You need it to do a tour, but you only pay once.

If you book online via Klook, it’s cheaper. We had every intention of booking online, but you need to book 2 days in advance, and I didn’t realise, so there was no spots left!

Check out my full guide on El Nido Tour A here.

Seven Commandos Beach, El Nido

Tour B: Caves And Beaches

Love beaches and unique caves? Then tour B is the tour for you! I’m not a big fan of caves, so this wouldn’t be for me. But snake island looks awesome and looks like a great drone opportunity!

Book tour B online here for a fantastic price.

Pinagbuyutan Island

This is a dome shaped island and is considered to be one of the most picturesque spots in all of El Nido…and the Philippines, so definitely worth a visit!

Snake Island

Snake island (also known as virgin island) is basically a sand bank that stretches in the water, but it looks pretty darn cool! You can get great views from above and you can walk on the sand during low tide.

Cudugnon Cave

You enter this cave through a narrow opening and inside you’ll be greeted with unique rock formations and bats! It’s quite a huge cave.

Entalula Or Papaya Beach

These are idyllic islands and beaches, perfect for a spot of lunch, the chance to swim, snorkel or simply relax on the beach. They are truly beautiful with amazing scenery surrounding them.

Cost: 1100, again it’s cheaper to book online via Klook!

Tour C: Hidden Beaches And Shrine

If you want a tour that takes you to unique spots with a lot less people than tour A, then this is the tour for you. This was actually the other tour Brad and I wanted to do, but simply ran out of time. It looks amazing and has some truly unique spots to see.

Book tour C online here for a great price.

Helicopter Island (Dilumacad Island)

Helicopter island is famous for its beauty and unique shape. It boasts towering limestone cliffs, great snorkelling, lush vegetation and amazing beaches.

Secret Beach

Secret beach can only be accessed via swimming through a keyhole, which makes it a true secret. It’s very small too, but ever so beautiful. The author of the famous “The Beach” movie wrote this book in El Nido, so it was probably inspired by this beach.

Matinloc Shrine

You reach this beautiful shrine by climbing the steps of an abandoned building. There is a chapel on top and you’ll be greeted with a stunning panoramic view.

Talisay Beach

This is a great spot for your on the beach lunch. It’s got beautiful white sand and blue waters perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Cost: 1300, again, cheaper to book online.

Tour D: Islands And Beaches

If you want a tour that consists of beautiful beaches, unique islands and lots of chances to snorkel, then tour D is the one for you. This tour is quite popular due to its inclusion of the famous small lagoon, so it’s quite a popular choice.

Book a private tour D tour right here.

Small Lagoon

Small lagoon is literally the famous little sister/brother of the big lagoon. It’s very picturesque and beautiful and one of the most popular spots to see in El Nido. You need to swim via a hole to reach the small lagoon and you’ll be greeted with stunning clear waters surrounded by amazing limestone rocks as your backdrop.

You also have the option to rent a kayak.

Cadlao Island

This is the largest island in El Nido and a perfect place to escape the crowds and experience untouched beaches and beautiful waters.

Nat Nat Beach

This is a long stretch of white sand beach perfect for relaxing and sunbathing. You can only access via boat and it’s sheltered by amazing limestone rocks.

Bukal Island

This a beautiful small island that is often the setting for lunch. You could relax all day here and take amazing photos.

Pasandigan Cove

Another beautiful beach with bright blue water perfect for swimming and relaxing! Great drone pictures.

Cost: 1250, it will be cheaper to book online.

Big Lagoon, El Nido

Private Island Hopping Tours In El Nido

If you want to create your own unique itinerary combining the options above and beat some of the tourists, then a private tour is the way to go.

We really wanted to do a private tour, but they are nowhere near as good value as the private tours in Coron!

You can check out these companies online, but expect to pay a lot of money!

So, Which Tour Should You Choose?

If you can only do one tour, I suggest tour A, and if you’ve got time to do two, I suggest tours A and C. Of course if your budget stretches and you have time, then absolutely do them all!

Or if money isn’t an issue and you have limited time, then create your own private tour with the best of the above so you can see everywhere you want in one day.

I believe you still can’t combine big and small lagoons on the same day due to environment constrictions.

You should check if your tour includes:

  • Kayak and snorkel rental (may be extra)
  • Environmental fee (200 PHP as of 2019)
  • Water (no plastic water bottles allowed)
  • Lunch

When it comes to price, the government has regulated the maximum amount that can be charged for the tours, so you’ll probably only find it ever so slightly cheaper online, as in person, they’re not really prepared to go lower than they have too.

This means if you book at one of the tour agencies or even through you’re hotel, then everyone is paying the same, if you book online via Klook, or even Get Your Guide, then you’ll get a couple of pounds off your tour.

The other benefit of booking online (in my opinion) is that you can read reviews of the tour and see what the experience is like. When you book with an on-the-street company, it’s a little hard to trust their reviews unless you know someone who has went with them before.

 

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HONDA BAY ISLAND HOPPING TOUR

TOUR

Tour highlights

  • Luli Island
  • Cowrie Island
  • Starfish Island
Recommended things to bring on tour

  • Swimwear
  • Beach Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Cameras and/or underwater camera
  • Flip-flops or water shoes
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Cash for personal expenses
  • Raincoat (just in case of rain)

Best time to go

The best time to go to Honda Bay is the dry season from October to May however it is possible to do the tour all year round


DESCRIPTION

Pick-up and drop off

Hotel and pick-up/drop off is included if you stay in a hotel within Puerto Princesa City Center or Airport

The standard pickup time is between 7:00am / 7:30am With the private tour, The pick up time is flexible and can be adjusted according to your flight details

Weather conditions 

This tour is weather dependent and may be subject to cancellations. In case we have to cancel the trip due to adverse weather conditions and you are not able to reschedule for another day then you will receive a full refund

 

 

 

 

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15 Best things to do in El Nido

Island Hopping In El Nido

Okay, so this whole section will be the island hopping options in El nido in detail.

I’m going to go through each tour individually, what they include, how much they cost, why they’re good and then end the section with the best way to book your El Nido island hopping tour.

Tour A: Lagoons & Beaches

Tour A is one of the most popular island hopping tours in El Nido and it’s the tour Bradley and I did!

I think this is a great tour if you’ve only got limited time in El Nido and want to see some amazing sights. Our tour operator was awesome and our whole boat had so much fun together. We actually booked it through our hotel, so I’m not even sure what it’s called.

You can book El Nido Tour A online here (for a fantastic price- they all go to the same spots, so it doesn’t matter if you book online or in person)

Seven Commando Beach

This was actually our final stop on the tour and it’s bloody awesome! It’s a beautiful beach that has great snorkeling spots, places to relax, a volleyball net and of course stands selling beer and rum. Since it was our last spot we enjoyed a few rum and coke with our new friends we made on this awesome tour.

Big Lagoon

The Big Lagoon was everything I wanted it to be…amazing. You can rent out kayaks for 200 or swim once you get there, but I recommend getting a kayak. As you head down the lagoon you’ll see how blue and clear the water is as you are submerged between beautiful limestone cliffs.

We threw the drone up and got some amazing sights of the lagoon! There is also a cave you can kayak to and you might spot some turtles.  

Shimizu Island

It’s either this island, or a similar that you will stop at for lunch. Lunch will always be a fresh BBQ consisting of fish, pork, chicken, rice, noodles, vegetables and fruit. It’s super delicious and you just dine on the beautiful beach.

The place we stopped had stunning water and great snorkelling spots around it, Brad seen nemo (clown) fish here.

Secret Lagoon

I believe the area next to the secret lagoon is nicer than the Secret Lagoon itself, BUT, if you’ve never been to a secret lagoon before, then you’ll find it cute.

You have to “queue” to get through the little rock into the secret lagoon. Be aware the water is filled with little stinging jellyfish. It just feels like little shocks and it’s not painful, just really annoying!

Don’t stand on the coral!

When you get into the lagoon, depending on the tide, the water will either be clear, or just murky. For us it was murky and it didn’t impress me! But next to the lagoon is a beautiful beach and blue waters to chill at.

PS, you used to visit both Big lagoon and small lagoon on tour A, but this is no longer the case. Due to the areas becoming over crowded, they limit the amount of people on each sight each day. Which is a good thing!

Cost: 1200 for the tour with lunch PLUS you have to pay 200 for an environmental fee that lasts 7 days in El Nido. You need it to do a tour, but you only pay once.

If you book online via Klook, it’s cheaper. We had every intention of booking online, but you need to book 2 days in advance, and I didn’t realise, so there was no spots left!

Check out my full guide on El Nido Tour A here.

Seven Commandos Beach, El Nido

Tour B: Caves And Beaches

Love beaches and unique caves? Then tour B is the tour for you! I’m not a big fan of caves, so this wouldn’t be for me. But snake island looks awesome and looks like a great drone opportunity!

Book tour B online here for a fantastic price.

Pinagbuyutan Island

This is a dome shaped island and is considered to be one of the most picturesque spots in all of El Nido…and the Philippines, so definitely worth a visit!

Snake Island

Snake island (also known as virgin island) is basically a sand bank that stretches in the water, but it looks pretty darn cool! You can get great views from above and you can walk on the sand during low tide.

Cudugnon Cave

You enter this cave through a narrow opening and inside you’ll be greeted with unique rock formations and bats! It’s quite a huge cave.

Entalula Or Papaya Beach

These are idyllic islands and beaches, perfect for a spot of lunch, the chance to swim, snorkel or simply relax on the beach. They are truly beautiful with amazing scenery surrounding them.

Cost: 1100, again it’s cheaper to book online via Klook!

Tour C: Hidden Beaches And Shrine

If you want a tour that takes you to unique spots with a lot less people than tour A, then this is the tour for you. This was actually the other tour Brad and I wanted to do, but simply ran out of time. It looks amazing and has some truly unique spots to see.

Book tour C online here for a great price.

Helicopter Island (Dilumacad Island)

Helicopter island is famous for its beauty and unique shape. It boasts towering limestone cliffs, great snorkelling, lush vegetation and amazing beaches.

Secret Beach

Secret beach can only be accessed via swimming through a keyhole, which makes it a true secret. It’s very small too, but ever so beautiful. The author of the famous “The Beach” movie wrote this book in El Nido, so it was probably inspired by this beach.

Matinloc Shrine

You reach this beautiful shrine by climbing the steps of an abandoned building. There is a chapel on top and you’ll be greeted with a stunning panoramic view.

Talisay Beach

This is a great spot for your on the beach lunch. It’s got beautiful white sand and blue waters perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Cost: 1300, again, cheaper to book online.

Tour D: Islands And Beaches

If you want a tour that consists of beautiful beaches, unique islands and lots of chances to snorkel, then tour D is the one for you. This tour is quite popular due to its inclusion of the famous small lagoon, so it’s quite a popular choice.

Book a private tour D tour right here.

Small Lagoon

Small lagoon is literally the famous little sister/brother of the big lagoon. It’s very picturesque and beautiful and one of the most popular spots to see in El Nido. You need to swim via a hole to reach the small lagoon and you’ll be greeted with stunning clear waters surrounded by amazing limestone rocks as your backdrop.

You also have the option to rent a kayak.

Cadlao Island

This is the largest island in El Nido and a perfect place to escape the crowds and experience untouched beaches and beautiful waters.

Nat Nat Beach

This is a long stretch of white sand beach perfect for relaxing and sunbathing. You can only access via boat and it’s sheltered by amazing limestone rocks.

Bukal Island

This a beautiful small island that is often the setting for lunch. You could relax all day here and take amazing photos.

Pasandigan Cove

Another beautiful beach with bright blue water perfect for swimming and relaxing! Great drone pictures.

Cost: 1250, it will be cheaper to book online.

Big Lagoon, El Nido

Private Island Hopping Tours In El Nido

If you want to create your own unique itinerary combining the options above and beat some of the tourists, then a private tour is the way to go.

We really wanted to do a private tour, but they are nowhere near as good value as the private tours in Coron!

You can check out these companies online, but expect to pay a lot of money!

So, Which Tour Should You Choose?

If you can only do one tour, I suggest tour A, and if you’ve got time to do two, I suggest tours A and C. Of course if your budget stretches and you have time, then absolutely do them all!

Or if money isn’t an issue and you have limited time, then create your own private tour with the best of the above so you can see everywhere you want in one day.

I believe you still can’t combine big and small lagoons on the same day due to environment constrictions.

You should check if your tour includes:

  • Kayak and snorkel rental (may be extra)
  • Environmental fee (200 PHP as of 2019)
  • Water (no plastic water bottles allowed)
  • Lunch

When it comes to price, the government has regulated the maximum amount that can be charged for the tours, so you’ll probably only find it ever so slightly cheaper online, as in person, they’re not really prepared to go lower than they have too.

This means if you book at one of the tour agencies or even through you’re hotel, then everyone is paying the same, if you book online via Klook, or even Get Your Guide, then you’ll get a couple of pounds off your tour.

The other benefit of booking online (in my opinion) is that you can read reviews of the tour and see what the experience is like. When you book with an on-the-street company, it’s a little hard to trust their reviews unless you know someone who has went with them before.

 

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Things to Do in Port Barton

To be honest, Port Barton does not have as many activities to offer as the other Palawan destinations like Coron, El Nido, or Puerto Princesa. Its main draw is its serenity, something that has been slowly slipping away from the others. Don’t go to Port Barton to party or to ride an ATV or to zipline or to see massive limestone cliffs. Go because you want the most relaxing getaway. Go because you want to get away from all the chaos. Go because you seek some peace of mind.

That said, it doesn’t mean that you won’t have anything to do here. You can still fill your day with exciting hours with nature.

Island Hopping Tours

Vins and I in Port Barton

The most popular activity here is going on a boat tour to some nearby islands and reefs. Tours are tagged from A to D, each with their own stops. They’re pretty similar to each other.

Duration: 9am-4pm
Standard rate: P700-800 per person
Lunch is included in all tours

Here are the stops per tour.

TOUR A

  • Exotic Island
  • German Island (Inaladelan Island)
  • Twin Reef
  • Fantastic Reef

TOUR B

  • Paradise Island
  • German Island (Inaladelan Island)
  • Aquarium Reef
  • Wide Reef

TOUR C

  • Exotic Island
  • German Island (Inaladelan Island)
  • Paradise Island
  • Fantastic Reef

TOUR D

  • Exotic Island
  • Marine Sanctuary
  • Bigaho Waterfalls
  • Sandbar

If you want to mix them up, you can charter a private boat instead, which costs P3000-P4000 per boat. (Or you can talk to the boat captain.)

Note that Inaladelan Island (German Island), being a private resort, collects an additional P100 entrance fee per person. Speaking of Inaladelan Island…

Camping at Inaladelan Island (German Island)

This is my favorite beach in the entire Port Barton area. Locals call it German Island because it used to be owned by a German guy, according to our boatmen. But now, the new owners have converted it into a private resort and switched to its old name, Inaladelan.

Inaladelan Island can be visited as part of an island hopping tour, but if you want to stay longer, you can camp out too. There are no rooms or cottages here, but you can rent a tent with foam bed for a more comfortable stay.

Here are the rates and inclusions:

DAY TRIP
Rate: P1500 per person, minimum of 5 pax.
Includes: round trip boat transfers from Port Barton, entrance fee, light snack, and lunch.

OVERNIGHT STAY
Rate: P2500 per person, minimum of 2 pax.
Includes: round trip boat transfers from Port Barton, tents with foam bed, meals (lunch, breakfast), and kayak rental.

They also have basic toilet facilities.

Pamuayan Waterfalls

This small cascade can be reached after a 1.5-hour trek through the forest and across some streams. But because this is off the beaten path, the trail isn’t conspicuous and can be confusing. It’s best to have a local guide for P300. Its cold water is perfect for a refreshing dip! If you decide to bring food, please take the trash back with you.

Other Attractions

Irawan Beach (near Long Beach) in San Vicente
  • Itaytay Beach. Although Port Barton’s main beach, called Itaytay Beach, pales in comparison to the sand strips cradled by the islands, it’s still a pretty good place to just laze around. My favorite part is the northern end with a sandbar sticking out to the sea.
  • Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary. This eco-tourism destination takes pride in being “the only turtle sanctuary in the Philippines endorsed by WWF-Philippines”. I’m not sure if they’re open to day-trippers, but confirmed guests (those with room reservation) can access this 77-hectare nature reserve and its four beaches. Some green sea turtles, hawksbill turtles, and Olive Ridley turtles are also known to lay eggs at the site from October-March, the turtle season.
  • Sunset watching. Port Barton faces west, which makes it a front row for watching spectacular sunsets! Nothing is more soothing!
  • Long Beach. You can also visit Long Beach, the longest stretch of sand in Palawan, located near the poblacion of San Vicente, which is 1 hour away by boat. There are no regular boat trips, but you can charter a private boat for P2000 one-way or P4000 for a tour. If you’re backpacking alone, try to find other travelers to join you and split the cost. Another way to do it is to catch the Magdalena boat that usually sails to San Vicente at around 8am. Fare is around P150. However, since Magdalena only travels once a day, you will need to arrange a private boat to ferry you back to Port Barton.