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 provide up-to-date weather forecasting to keep us current with the latest trends and developments in weather patterns throughout the expedition.
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.
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. Please take note: Van transfer fee may be added and varies on port of departure.
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).
• 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 .
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 9150918102
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
Water safety: It is imperative that parents remain vigilant in their supervision of their children in and around water and are alert to potential risks!!!
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.
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.
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.
How do I make a Booking?
To confirm your reservation we require a 40%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.
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:
5days 4 nights Fee is Php 5,100php/day/person or php25,500/person ALL inclusive of food, non-alcoholic drinks, tent accommodations with bedding, island fees, mask and snorkel, paddling boats and fishing gears.
4 days 3 nights Fee is Php 5,500 php/day/person or php22,000/person ALL inclusive of food, non-alcoholic drinks, tent accommodations with bedding, island fees, mask and snorkel, paddling boats and fishing gears.
Personally Guided By Owner/s, (min 4 pax) Fee is Php 6,400 php/day/person or php 32,000/person 5 days 4 nights ALL inclusive of food, non-alcoholic drinks, tent accommodations with bedding, island fees, mask and snorkel, paddling boats and fishing gears.
Personally Guided By Owner/s, (min 4 pax) Fee is Php 6,400 php/day/person or php 25,600/person 4 days 3 nights ALL inclusive of food, non-alcoholic drinks, tent accommodations with bedding, island fees, mask and snorkel, paddling boats and fishing gears.
Private Expeditions,Fee is 256,000,php for 5 day 4 night for 8 persons. 32,000 per additional persons. ALL inclusive of food, non-alcoholic drinks, tent accommodations with bedding, island fees, mask and snorkel, paddling boats and fishing gears.
All trips included
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