|The Calumbuyan Island Ecotour|
This whole day tour includes seeing a shipwreck, Calumbuyan Island, and a coral garden
PALAWAN, Philippines — I joined this tour because I wanted to see a sunken ship. That's all.
This was my second time in Coron and I wanted to see something new—something different... like a shipwreck. Culion and the Caluit Safari came to mind but I thought it would be better to go to a place I haven't been to yet.
Here are the places we toured on that cloudy September day:
1. Lusong Shipwreck (1 hour away from port)
This is the remains of a Japanese gunboat bombed during WWII. It's beautifully eerie. The wreck is visible from the surface! Plenty of fish and corals here. Water is around 10 meters deep.
More photos of the Lusong Shipwreck here!
2. Calumbuyan Island (30 mins from Lusong Shipwreck)
Spend a quiet lunch on this privately-owned island. Enjoy the hammocks, too! But before that, go snorkeling! There are plenty of fish around and the stretch of corals are magnificent. Water isn't too deep but the strong current makes it challenging to swim—even for good swimmers. Take care!
|Fish, chicken, and crabs for lunch!|
|Cute dogs on the island.|
3. Calumbuyan Coral Garden (20 mins from Calumbuyan Island)By this time, I've had enough of corals. They all started to look the same. The water is pretty deep here and the corals, well, are corals. I found the shipwreck and Calumbuyan Island more impressive.
|Here we are soaked from the rain.|
My tour mates for the day: Zap and Aris.
Tour Costs and Contact Details
Going with Expeditions on this whole-day tour is ideal if you're traveling alone or with a small group. It saves you the hassle of renting a boat and buying your own food.
# 11 San Agustin St. Barangay Poblacion 3
Smart: +(63)919-9926766 / +(63)919-3054363 / +(63)920-2546553
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