Expeditions by Janet Belarmino
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Coron & El Nido Island Boat Expeditions  and Mountaineering Expeditions

Belarmino Ventures-

El Nido & Coron Island Boat Expeditions

Our Coron & El Nido Island boat Expedition is an exploration where we do camping, snorkeling, fishing  and village immersion through the remote islands, cays and reefs in some of the world’s most magnificent places. Our trip take you from Coron to El Nido or vice versa. It is more than the encapsulated experience and it may be challenging at times. No necessary experience required but a kindred and an adventurous spirit will make the most out of your adventure.


We bring our kids- Himalaya 8 y/o and Amihan 2 years old with us to our island trips and we have had families who brought their kids as well. We provide trips for adventurers, families and young explorers who want to experience an adventure of a lifetime.


Safety is our number one priority. We go the extra mile to provide comfort and make sure that our team is attended to at all times. Our attention to food is based on comfort and providing you with a large amount of calories keeping you strong and healthy, improving your performance and helping you feel more at home.


We provide up-to-date weather forecasting every 6 hours to keep us current with the latest trends and developments in weather patterns throughout the expedition. We have the latest in satellite communications and safety equipment.


Our expeditions are flexible and team centered, tailoring our expedition needs and of our clients in conjunction with the conditions of the mountains or seas.


Since both my husband Todd and I have great and long hard miles on experiences ( my husband Todd is an experienced rock and ice climber and sailed around the world for 10 years engineless, a rare and challenging adventure indeed) , our knowledge and experience to lead is unsurpassed. We provide the utmost in safety and quality service and at the same time share our journey to our team.

Expedition Departure… Meeting Place & Check-in

Where do I meet the expedition & where do I check-in?

 We will arrange a representative of our company to meet you the day before you depart. A team briefing will be conducted. During check-in, you must pay the balance at the office to settle all accounts before boarding the boat. Please bring a copy of your deposit confirmation. It is possible there may not be any electricity to check your confirmation- after which will be the time for you to discuss any requests, issues or concerns. Please read the info in the ‘ESSENTIALS’ section.

All Our Expeditions depart/start at 8:00 am from a disclosed location which will be given to you once you have been briefed on your trip and have signed your waiver.  .

EL NIDO OFFICE: A Belarmino Ventures representative will meet you at an arranged location

CORON OFFICE: A Belarmino Ventures representative will meet you at an arranged location

If anyone misses the expedition departure we will arrange a local shuttle boat so you can catch up. This costs about 5,000 to 10,000php.

Essentials…What to Pack

What should I bring?

We recommend a 30 liter water proof pack for your daily essentials. This will be your daily bag which you can resupply from your main baggage which will be packed out of the way on the boat. Please try to pack light.

Waterproof pack essentials:

•    Sun protection (i.e. hat, sun screen, sunglasses and rash guard).

•    Towel/Sarong

• Nalgene/ water container

•   Toiletries (i.e. toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and small hand towel)

•   Head lamp

•   Second set of clothes and swimwear.

•   Protection from insects and mosquitoes (i.e.  Lightweight long sleeves shirt and trousers and insect repellant.)

•    Thongs, Tevas or reef shoes.

•    Camera and a good book

•    A lightweight rain jacket

Baggage & Storage

Are there any baggage restrictions?

If your expedition arrival is in El Nido we recommend you pack light although we have no baggage restrictions. Laptop and electronics should be stored in a water proof dry bag and hard case containers to protect them .

Our Number

What number should I call for general inquiries?

Please feel free to call us if you need help answering any questions whatsoever.  Our Office number is: +63 9192756896

Your Itinerary

How long is the expedition?

We do 5 day and 4 night expeditions for small groups from 2 to 18 people max. If you have special needs please contact us at belarminoventures@gmail.com

Our trips are exploratory in nature and team centered, thus we will sit down with our groups and discuss our expedition together. During our trips we avoid the tourist crowds. We take you to places where most travelers don’t go.

Visa Requirements

Do I need a visa to travel to the Philippines?

For most passports a visa is not required for a stay of up to 21 days. Traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond stay and a round-trip airline ticket, although, visa requirements vary. Please contact the Philippine Embassy in your country.

Weather

Will weather affect my trip?

Weather determines where we go, when we do the expedition and if we do any expedition  trip at all. We closely monitor the weather at all times and advise our team daily on the forecast.

The dry season October to May is the Northeast monsoon, with predominant northeast trade winds. The wet season June to September is the southwest monsoon with predominant southwest trade winds.

Diving

Can I dive the wrecks and reefs around Coron while on the trip?

If you want to do some diving, it can be added on a “Private Trip” only. we do not do diving on “Open Group” expeditions.

Food

What’s on the menu?

We cook both Filipino and International dishes. Seafood is a big part of our menu which we buy along the way from the locals.  We also serve vegetables and fruits. We have plenty of snacks and treats onboard. We provide drinking water, coffee,hot chocolate, tea and juice. If you are a vegetarian or have any special dietary requirements, please let us know so we can accommodate you.

Sleeping Arrangements

Where will I sleep?

We provide everyone with their own tent, if preferred. You can sleep out under the stars or on the deck of the boat-weather permitting. Every evening we anchor and set up camp. We provide everyone with  fresh sheets and pillows. If you have any sleeping requirement please let us know beforehand.

Toilet and Shower

Are there toilets and showers on the trip?

Our vessel has a common head (toilet) found on most local pump boats. You will find simple type toilets on the island with a bucket flush. Toilet paper is provided. We provide fresh water bucket showers at camping locations along the way.

Alcoholic Drinks

Are there alcoholic drinks during the trip?

Our expeditions do not include alcoholic drinks in the price. However, you can purchase beer and spirits and breing them onboard. We will provide a cooler with ice to keep your drinks cold. Please feel free to bring along whatever alcoholic drinks you like.

Payment

How do I make a Booking?

To confirm your reservation we require a 50%deposit.  Please pay by cash, pay pal or Bank Transfer. Please take note International transfers may take up to 5 days to credit our account. Any transfer fees will also be covered by you. Your balance is due 1 day before you board the boat.

Cancellations & Refunds

What happens if I cancel my trip?

Cancellations are only caused by severe weather warning, i.e.; tropical depressions and or typhoon.Any cancellation due to weather will be rescheduled in the next day/s.  We do not refund when we re schedule. If you cancel a trip we will not remit your 50% deposit if notice given is less than 30 days before your trip is scheduled to leave. We only issue refund if we cancel the trip. We will not refund any amount if you cancel 3 days before your scheduled departure or during the trip itself.

BELARMINO VENTURES reserves the right to change or amend  it\s policy/ies at any time.

    

Bookings

We are an operation that specializes in Island Boat Expeditions in Northern Palawan and Mountaineering Expeditions in the Himalayas and worldwide. Here are the Island expeditions that we offer. 


Coron To El Nido/ El Nido to Coron: 


Coron To Coron/ Culion Circumnavigation


El Nido to El Nido


Fee is Php4,400/day/person or php22,000/person 5days 4 nights ALL inclusive of food, non-alcoholic drinks, tent accommodations with beddings,island fees, mask and snorkel, paddling boats and fishing gears.


Private Expeditions & Custom Dates 5 days 4 nights is 208,000php includes up to 8 people. Extra people -26,000php per person


We have a 3 night 4 day   and 2 night 3 day join-our-group option  if a 5 day schedule  does not work for you or your group


All trips included

  • Adventure With Us
  • Exclusive Passage To Ports Of Call
  • Local Guides And Crew
  • Overnights In Remote Basecamps
  • All Meal And Refreshments
  • Mask and Snorkels (No Fins)
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Paddle Boats

What is not included
» Fins
» Towels
» Alcoholic drinks
» Accommodation and transportation before and after the trip
» Php200 Eco-Tourism Development Fee (ETDF) - valid for 10 days
» A 4.4% PayPal fee if you pay thru PayPal (under shipping & handling)


Discount Trips are available Click here for our discounted Island Boat Expeditions 


PLEASE INFORM US:

  • Which dates you would like to book for your expedition?
  • How many will  you be booking for?
  • Please tell us about you and your outdoor experience


RESERVATIONS PROCESS;
  • Fill out the form below 
  • We will send you a reservation invoice and details for the deposit.
  • Once we receive your deposit we will confirm your booking by e mail.
  • Your balance is due before you board the boat.

PLEASE BE ADVISED;
  • We respond to all Inquiries personally in 1 to 2 days. In addition, please check your spam mail as sometimes our mails get kicked to the curb.
  • Please book in advance. We do small and intimate groups so space is limited.
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