Coron, Palawan, is renowned for its stunning landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and diverse marine life. There are various island-hopping tours that allow visitors to explore the beauty of Coron’s islands, lakes, and coral reefs.

Coron Island Tour

An excellent option for a tour that will also provide great accommodation would be to stay with Green Gecko Hostel and join their 3 day Island hopping tour. The tour is private with a maximum of 6 on the boat to ensure a personalized guest experience.

Keep in mind that specific tour itineraries may vary among operators, and some attractions might be subject to availability and weather conditions. Here’s a general list of popular Coron Island tours:

1. Coron Ultimate Tour (Island Loop Tour):

  • Destinations:
    • Kayangan Lake: Famous for its clear turquoise waters and stunning limestone cliffs.
    • Twin Lagoon: Connected by a small opening, featuring warm and cold water layers.
    • Siete Pecados Marine Park: Excellent snorkeling spot with vibrant coral reefs.
    • Banol Beach: A picturesque white sand beach with crystal-clear waters.
    • CYC Beach (Coron Youth Club): Another beautiful beach for relaxation and snorkeling.

2. Malcapuya Loop Tour:

  • Destinations:
    • Malcapuya Island: Known for its long stretch of powdery white sand and turquoise waters.
    • Banana Island: A coral reef with a white sand beach, ideal for snorkeling.
    • Bulog Dos Island: Offers more white sand beaches and coral gardens.

3. Reef and Wreck Tour:

  • Destinations:
    • East Tangat Gunboat: A World War II Japanese shipwreck ideal for snorkeling and diving.
    • Lusong Gunboat: Another shipwreck site with rich marine life.
    • Coral Gardens: Excellent snorkeling site with colorful coral formations.

4. Calauit Safari and Beach Tour:

  • Destinations:
    • Calauit Safari Park: Home to various wildlife species, including giraffes, zebras, and more.
    • Black Island: Known for its black limestone cliffs and beautiful beach.

5. Diving Tours:

  • Explore Coron’s renowned dive sites, including several World War II shipwrecks like the Irako, Okikawa Maru, and the famous Barracuda Lake.

6. Banol and Reef Tour:

  • Destinations:
    • Banol Beach: A serene beach for relaxation and snorkeling.
    • Smith Point Coral Garden: Explore vibrant coral gardens and marine life.

7. Pass Island Tour:

  • Destinations:
    • Pass Island: A small island with clear waters, white sand beaches, and coral reefs.
    • Lusong Coral Garden: Perfect for snorkeling among colorful coral formations.

8. Hot Springs Tour:

  • Destinations:
    • Maquinit Hot Springs: Relax in natural hot springs surrounded by lush vegetation.

Tips for Booking Coron Island Tours:

  • Local Operators:
    • Book tours through reputable local operators with positive reviews and a commitment to responsible tourism.
  • Weather Considerations:
    • Coron’s weather can be unpredictable, so check the weather forecast before booking.
    • Some tours may be canceled or modified based on weather conditions.
  • Safety Precautions:
    • Ensure that the tour operators prioritize safety during water activities.
    • Follow guidelines and use provided safety equipment.
  • Snorkeling/Diving Gear:
    • If not provided, check if the tour includes snorkeling or diving gear. Bring your gear if necessary.
  • Environmental Responsibility:
    • Choose tours that practice responsible tourism and respect marine environments.
  • Booking in Advance:
    • During peak seasons, it’s advisable to book tours in advance to secure your spot.
  • Ask about Inclusions:
    • Inquire about what’s included in the tour package, such as meals, entrance fees, and equipment rental.

Remember that Coron’s island-hopping tours offer diverse experiences, from pristine beaches and lakes to vibrant coral reefs and historical shipwrecks. Tailor your choices based on your interests and the duration of your stay.