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Island Hopping in the Philippines

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Linapacan, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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Shimizu island

Went to Shimizu island as part of tour A and it was amazing ! Secluded little beach , good for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Juliecara
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Awesome unique experience - have faith

It was scary to book a 5 day trip with no places to stay confirmed or a strong itinerary. And in... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2018
Eric L
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Santa Clara, California
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We specialise in custom private boat tours between El Nido and Coron. 52 mostly deserted paradise beach islands in the Linapacan area alone. Explore million year old caves, an old Spanish fortress, cliff dive into the ocean, excellent snorkeling in the clearest waters in the world, and sleep over on deserted islands, our kitesurfing nature camp, or any number of recommended nature resorts away from the tourist crowd.
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Linapacan, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Shimizu island as part of tour A and it was amazing ! Secluded little beach , good for swimming and did some snorkelling too although visibility wasn’t great

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

It was scary to book a 5 day trip with no places to stay confirmed or a strong itinerary. And in the Philippines, communication is difficult. But that is part of changing mindsets to a rural island mindset. In the end, everything worked out. We...More

1  Thank Eric L
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kenax, Owner at Island Hopping in the Philippines, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

glad you had a great time Eric. we now have a wakeboard on two of our boats, so slowly stocking them all up with little toys :)

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We booked a 4 days/3 nights private boat trip from Coron to Sibaltan. The organization went very well from the beginning, the owner answered to all my questions, and we were able to choose which islands to visit and where to sleep. The first night...More

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kenax, Owner at Island Hopping in the Philippines, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Glad you had a great time Laura!

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

please read this review before booking with IHP. The boat trip experience was wonderful. we did a 6 day trip from Coron to Sibaltan with Benji, his wife (great cook) and their crew. The broker that sets up the tours, his website is IHP, was...More

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kenax, Owner at Island Hopping in the Philippines, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

I'm the internet middle man and the $100 for accommodation is a new experiment that I really don't think I will want to continue with. I explain to everyone how things are. I do not micro manage the actual tours. I do not forward a...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we never made it out on our private boat tour. After email communication and payment, nothing was actually booked in properly and no boat was organised for us. There was no pick location, no shop we could go to to speak to them, nothing....More

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kenax, Owner at Island Hopping in the Philippines, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

This is not an exorbitant commission on these boat tours. Most of the tours I organise are multi-day tours between El Nido and Coron, my commission making up less than 15% of the total price, the total price being much less than any of the...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Just came back from a Island Hopping trip with Benji and his crew, from Sibaltan to Coron. At the begining we were a bit confuse about what will be happening. we finally all met the morning before leaving in Sibaltan, we were 5 altogether and...More

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kenax, Owner at Island Hopping in the Philippines, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Glad you enjoyed your trip Marcogliese! We are slowly stocking up all the boats with better gear :)

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

We did a 4 nights-5 days-boat-tour from Sibaltan to Coron in Jan 2017 with Benjies boat. We were 4 people (two of them joined us through Karels webpage where you can invite others to join and share the costs). It was one of the best...More

3  Thank SaRoHe
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kenax, Owner at Island Hopping in the Philippines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

glad you had a great trip and made new friends! yes, much better than the swamped tours in el nido :)

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We have been with Benji and Mayleen for 4 days, 3 nights trip around Linapacan. Simply best snorkeling, best boat crew (excellent meals) and beautiful private beaches.

1  Thank Ondřej K
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kenax, Owner at Island Hopping in the Philippines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Glad you had a good time Ondrej! Safe and happy travels.

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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

This is a place that every wanderlust should go and experience! The place has a lot of surprises to bring to anyone who would like to be one with the nature and find serenity.

1  Thank Ayie S
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kenax, Owner at Island Hopping in the Philippines, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

Glad you liked it here Ayie. Lovely pictures by the way. Possible to post them on my website? Can link to your online profile etc.

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Reviewed 24 November 2015

Amazing snorkeling in this part of the Philippines. We really enjoyed this piece of paradise where at times we were the only two non locals in he island

1  Thank Fanny R
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tanya h
17 June 2018|
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Response from kenax | Property representative |
Best to look up islandhoppinginthephilippines and write to there so I can send you info of my recommended accommodations throughout the area and how you could hire your own private boat to get from El Nido to Coron.
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mrosa1383
24 April 2018|
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Response from kenax | Property representative |
all the toilets along this route (except the really fancy resorts) are generally without a seat, so squatting. the little box on the boat has no roof, so if you squat, generally your head will be poking out the top a bit... More
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mdevera93
16 November 2017|
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Response from kenax | Property representative |
I doubt it, it's pretty far away and can be dangerous in the open ocean with a small boat. We specialise between el nido and coron.
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