4 Days 3 Nights Coron to El Nido Boat Expedition Tour
You can get the best of both worlds with this Coron to El Nido expedition over four fun-filled days. The boat crew are experts in the region and can elevate your holiday experience into a trip you won’t forget.
Each tour can accommodate up to 16 travelers on a boat that will take you on the adventure across Palawan’s pristine, remote islands.
The tours are notorious for being spontaneous and laidback. What you’ll make out of it is really up to you—with expert guides leading you every step of the way. It’s your chance to go off-grid and immerse yourself in the island life. Be one with nature and bask in the sun, go snorkeling and witness colorful marine life, and eat fresh, yummy local food.
If you’re up for it, the adrenaline junkie in you will be satisfied too! Freediving, cliff diving, or spearfishing activities can be available depending on the location we’ll end up going to. But if you want something chill, you can comfortably sit back, relax, and soak the scenery up.
Every night on this trip is a chance to see the night sky bragging its beauty. Hundreds of stars will litter the unpolluted skies and give you a spectacular natural show you’d never want to get out from.
The Coron to El Nido boat expedition is for those adventurous souls who want to maximize their stay in Palawan. There will be a lot more ground to cover, so expect tons of exposure to the open seas, lots of nature, and overall just a lot of fun. Check the available dates to book your tour now.
Day 1 - Highlights of Coron
Day 2 - Set sail to El Nido
Day 3 - Islands and Beaches
Day 4 - The Last Lagoon
What to bring
Good to know
Big Dream Boatman (BDBM) was started out of a frustration of the culture of packing uncomfortable boats with too many people. They wanted to do it differently, where adventure could be personal and comfortable. Where you could really make friends with locals and travelers and take it at your own pace, without feeling forced or squashed.
A maximum of 18 travelers joins the BDBM banka/boat and the passionate crew to make the adventure crossing exploring the remote islands of Palawan.
It's a chance to experience true island life, eating fresh food and hanging out with the crew and fellow guests. You can take the trip at your own pace. It's really up to you, if you want more or less adventure you take it as it comes - it's all good.
Come sunset you'll be stopping each night on an island to watch the magical Palawan skies before sleeping with the stars. This trip is more intense than Coron Island Life (Coron to Coron) as you have further to travel so it's ideal for those who are a bit more adventurous or those who may have less time in Palawan and want to maximize each day.
The trip starts at around 10 AM on the first day and finishes at around 5 PM on the last day.
The islands you will be visiting are remote so they do not have features such as hot running water or advanced sewage.
The cottages are very simple. They are built with bamboo and furnished with a simple mattress, mosquito net and fan. Some of them have multiple beds good for groups or shared with other travelers (only happens during peak season.) For shower and toilet, there is freshwater and manual flush.
You will wake up to the sounds of the sea. There's little to no electricity on the islands so the starry sky and moon are your nightlight. The islands do have enough electricity to charge your phones, most of the time (although there can be power outages).
For the camping, you will be provided with tents, small mattress, pillow and set up. Again these will be put in the sand, next to the ocean.
Big Dream Boatman has been running these expeditions for a couple of years now. It is important to set your expectation and for you to decide if you can 'rough it' for a few days.
In 2019, Krish, the Big Dream Boatman himself, was able to commission the building of two boats for this expedition. They wanted to build the most comfortable and the safest banka/boats Palawan has ever seen. And they did! With more than enough space on the upper and lower deck to chill and sunbathe, cushioned seating, and nets on the side, plus a toilet, the boat has everything we need to make the crossing! Adventure doesn't have to be uncomfortable.