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Coron has beautiful lakes, lagoons and beaches. Just like EL Nido have to take a boat to get to them. Tours are not as standardized as El Nido so expect to see different names at each tour provider. We used JY Tours while we were there and were pleased and highly recommend them.

These were the tours that they offered:

Tour A
Tour B
Ultimate Tour (Combines Tour A and B)
Tour C1
Tour C2
Reefs and Wrecks Tour
Calauit Safari Tour
Coron Town Tour

The most popular tours (and most crowded) are the Tours A and B or the Ultimate Tour. Expect crowds and little privacy.

Typical stops for each tour are:
Tour A – P900
-Las Islas de Coral
-CYC Beach
-Sunset Beach/ Atyawan Beach
-Quin Reef
-Green Lagoon
-Kayangan Lake
Price: P900
(approx. $18USD, $24CAD, €16EUR, £14GBP, ¥1,946JPY, ¥127CNY, $26AUD, 17Swiss Franc)

Tour B – P1200
-Barracuda Lake
-Twin Lagoon
-Skeleton Wreck
-Reef Garden
-Smith Beach
Price: P1200
(approx. $24USD, $32CAD, €21EUR, £19GBP, ¥2,595JPY, ¥170CNY, $35AUD, 23Swiss Franc)

Ultimate Tour – P1500
-Siete Picados
-Kayangan Lake
-Twin Lagoon
-Skeleton Wreck
-Las Islas de Coral
-Sunset Beach/ Atyawan Beach
-CYC Beach
Price: P1500
(approx. $30USD, $40CAD, €27EUR, £24GBP, ¥3,244JPY, ¥212CNY, $43AUD, 29Swiss Franc)

Tour C1 (Island Escapade) – P1200
-Malcapuya Island
-Waling Waling Island (Bulog Uno)
-Bamboo Island Beach
Price: P1200
(approx. $24USD, $32CAD, €21EUR, £19GBP, ¥2,595JPY, ¥170CNY, $35AUD, 23Swiss Franc)

Tour C2 (Island Escapade) – P1200
-Malcapuya Island/ Ditaytayan Island
-Banana Island
-Bulog Dos Island
Price: P1500
(approx. $30USD, $40CAD, €27EUR, £24GBP, ¥3,244JPY, ¥212CNY, $43AUD, 29Swiss Franc)

Reefs and Wrecks Tour – P1300
-Pass Island
-Lusong Gunboat
-Lusong Coral Garden
-East Tangat Wreck
Price: P1300
(approx. $26USD, $35CAD, €23EUR, £21GBP, ¥2,811JPY, ¥184CNY, $38AUD, 25Swiss Franc)

Calauit Safari Tour – P2500
-Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary
-Ocam-ocam Beach
-Pamalican Island
-Busuanga Town proper
Price: P2500
(approx. $50USD, $67CAD, €45EUR, £40GBP, ¥5,406JPY, ¥354CNY, $72AUD, 48Swiss Franc)

Coron Town Tour with Dinner – P900
-Lualhati Park
-Souvenir Shop
-Maquinit Hotspring
-Mt. Tapyas View Deck
Price: P900
(approx. $18USD, $24CAD, €16EUR, £14GBP, ¥1,946JPY, ¥113CNY, $23AUD, [convert number=900 from=”PHP”

Most tours start at 8:00am and return back to El Nido Harbor at 4:30pm. Expect to spend your entire day out on the sea.

Twin Lagoon Tour B and Ultimate Tour
Twin Lagoon (Tour B and Ultimate Tour)

Tour C2
Tour C2 (Bulog Dos)

Tour C2 Bulog Dos
Tour C2 (Bulog Dos)


COMPARISION OF CORON TOURS

  Cost Features Popularity Seclusion Beaching Snorkeling
Tour A P900 Beaches, Snorkeling and Lakes 1 None
Crowded
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Tour B P1200 Reefs, Wrecks, Snorkeling 3 Some
Less Crowded
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Ultimate Tour P1500 Combines A and B 2 None
Crowded
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Tour C1
Island Escapade
P1200 Less Crowded Beaches 4 & 5 Some
Moderate Crowds
★ ★ ★ ★
Tour C2
Island Escapade
P1200 Less Crowded Beaches 4 & 5 Some
Moderate Crowds
★ ★ ★ ★
Reefs and Wrecks Tour P1300 Lots of Snorkeling 6 None
Crowded
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Calauit Safari Tour P2500 Safari and Remote Islands 7 Least Crowded ★ ★ ★ ★
Coron Town Tour P900 Explore the town 8 Touristy

Note: Different companies have different names for tours. The names above are used by JY Tours in Coron.

SO WHICH TOURS SHOULD YOU TAKE?


All the tours in Coronare very different. Which tour you should do depends depends on how many days you have in Coron and what you’re looking for – to Relax on a Beach, Snorkel or deal with Crowds in the Lagoons. Most tours are pretty crowded now that Coron is no longer a hidden gem. We recommend combining Shared tours with a Private Tour (if you have enough time).

  Relax on a Beach I Don’t Mind Crowds I want to snorkel
1 Day Ultimate Ultimate Ultimate
2 Days Tour C2
Ultimate
Ultimate
Tour C2
Ultimate
Reefs and Wrecks
3 Days Tour C2
Ultimate
Private Tour
(ie. Black Island)
Ultimate
Tour C2
Reefs and Wrecks
Ultimate
Reefs and Wrecks
Tour C2
4 Days Tour C2
Ultimate
Private Tours x2
(ie. Black Island)
Ultimate
Tour C2
Reefs and Wrecks
Private Tours x1
(ie. Black Island)
Ultimate
Reefs and Wrecks
Private Tours x2
(ie. Black Island)

HIGHLIGHTS OF CORON TOURS

Tour A


SNORKELING, LAKES (AND CROWDED BEACHES)

-Las Islas de Coral
-CYC Beach
-Sunset Beach/ Atyawan Beach
-Quin Reef
-Green Lagoon
-Kayangan Lake

Tour A tends to be crowded. Expect to be on a boat with 10-20 other people. Each location will also be pretty crowded.


Tour A (Big Lagoon)
Tour A (Big Lagoon)

Tour B


LAKES AND SNORKLEING (AND CROWDED BEACHES)

-Barracuda Lake
-Twin Lagoon
-Skeleton Wreck
-Reef Garden
-Smith Beach

Twin Lagoon Tour B and Ultimate Tour
Twin Lagoon (Tour B and Ultimate Tour)

Ultimate Tour


THE BEST OF TOURS A AND B

-Siete Picados
-Kayangan Lake
-Twin Lagoon
-Skeleton Wreck
-Las Islas de Coral
-Sunset Beach/ Atyawan Beach
-CYC Beach

Twin Lagoon Ultimate Tour
Twin Lagoon (Ultimate Tour)

Tour C1 (Islands)


LESS CROWDED BEACHES

-Malcapuya Island
-Waling Waling Island (Bulog Uno)
-Bamboo Island Beach


Tour C2 (Beach)

Tour C2 (Islands)


LESS CROWDED BEACHES

-Malcapuya Island/ Ditaytayan Island
-Banana Island
-Bulog Dos Island


Tour C2 (Beach)

Reefs and Wrecks


SNORKELING GALORE

-Pass Island
-Lusong Gunboat
-Lusong Coral Garden
-East Tangat Wreck

Tour D (Beach)
Tour D (Beach)

Calauit Safari Tour


SAFARI AND WRECKS

-Pass Island
-Lusong Gunboat
-Lusong Coral Garden
-East Tangat Wreck

Tour D (Beach)
Tour D (Beach)

Coron Town Tour


TOWN TOUR

-Lualhati Park
-Souvenir Shop
-Maquinit Hotspring
-Mt. Tapyas View Deck

Tour D (Beach)
Tour D (Beach)