Puerto Princesa : Honda Bay Island Tour
Before making your booking please read the Notes in the blue column on the right.
Just 45 minutes north of the city proper, hop onto a boat and go island hopping at Honda Bay located in the mid-eastern coast of the city. With visits to stunning islands, with white sand beaches.
- Air-con Van Transfer from Hotel to Honda Bay
- Motorized Boat Transfer to the islands
- Buffet Lunch
- Entrance fees to islands
- Life Vest and Water Safety Equipment
- Licensed Tour Guide
Snorkeling equipment is not included, but can be rented from a number of stalls on the islands.
Each island at Honda Bay offers different thrills but Luli Island, Starfish Island, Panden Island and Cowrie Island are all great for swimming and snorkeling.
Dive sites abound here, as the entire area is studded with patches of coral and sand. Submerged reefs may be found close to the surface down to 24 meters. Small reef and aquarium fish can also be found here.
Please be advised that the islands featured in the Honda Bay Tour may vary on your visit. The Tour normally takes in Starfish, Luli and Cowrie Islands. However, changes may occur either due to weather conditions or when one of these three islands are shut by the Local Government, which regulates the impact of visitors on the islands, and on their surrounding corals and marine life.
On such occasions the tour may be reduced to two island visits, in order to take in the delights of Pandan Island, which is the island furthest from the tours start point and a true beauty.
Starfish Island has the greatest population of Star Fish (Sea Stars) in all of Palawan, as evident in its name. Symmetric five-armed orange Star Fish are the most abundant type in the area but you may be lucky to spot other varieties.
Luli Island is actually a short term for "Lulubog - Lilitaw", which means Sink & Rise, which is what the Island does; at high tide the island disappears and at low tide, it reappears.
Cowrie Island is named after the small-to-large sea snail, marine gastropod mollusc called "cowrie." The island has a number of cabanas, a pavillion and thatched-roof spa huts, all over looking the sea and creating a beautiful, picturesque scene. Cowrie Island has recently opened to the public as an alternative to the crowded Pandan Island, situated nearby.
Pandan Island, is a private island with just one small resort. The island has the finest, whitest sands of all the islands and a lush tropical forest. This oval shaped island offers stunning views of the Honda Bay. The only structures on this island are wood and nipa cottages and stalls selling drinks and massages. The lack of concrete structures enhances the feeling of an island left to be at one with nature.
Join in, and explore these wondeful Islands, and make your vacation an unforgettable one.
Pick-up hotels from outside of Puerto Princesa City may be subject to additional transportation costs.
From the pick-up location of your hotel, a van will take you to Honda Bay, about an hour from the Puerto Princesa city proper. Along the way you will be shown many other popular natural attractions of Palawan.
There are a limited number of tours each day, so it is highly recommended to book your tours as early in advance as possible.
- A change of clothes and towels
- Swimming attire & swim shoes
- Sunscreen and Mosquito Spray
- You can bring your own snorkeling equipment or you can rent snorkeling equipment from a number of stalls on the islands.
All rates include buffet lunch with drinks.
Taxes and Charges:
Tour rates are quoted in Philippine Peso (PHP), per person and subject to 5% service charge and 12% Value Added Tax
Tour cancellation should be made at least 7 days prior to the indicated tour date.
- Cancellation made less than 7 days before the tour date shall be subject to 25% cancellation per tour per person, along with any permit fees where the permit has already been secured
- Cancellation made one (1) day prior to tour date shall be subject to 50% cancellation per tour per person, along with any permit fees where the permit has already been secured
- Cancellation made on the actual tour date shall be charged in full amount. No show will incur full amount charge.
On occasion, the Tour Operator may take the decision to close the Tour. This is usually when there is a perceived risk to the safety of its guests, due to weather conditions.
Where possible the Tour Operator will organise an alternative date or tour activity, otherwise a full refund will be provided by Go Discover Travel.
Book for more than 30 people, contact us directly
Complimentary free pick-up service from your hotel located in Puerto Princesa CIty to the boat station at Honda Bay for the start of your tour. An additional or reduced fee may apply for travellers who are staying at hotels outside of central Puerto Princesa or in Sabang.
Our Bookings are confirmed on the basis of travellers providing all the required information. Failure to provide us with the information we require, may result in your booking being cancelled and refunded.
There is a Special Requests section, next to Travellers Details, on our Booking Page where you can add the following information:-
- Please provide the names, date of birth and Nationalities of everyone in your party
- Please provide the name of the hotel where you will be staying
Please be advised that it is the traveller's responsibility to advise of any changes to hotel or pick up point a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour date; contact the Tour Operator direct (number will be provided on the Booking Voucher). We can not guarantee that last minute changes can be accommodated as the office of our Tour Operator shuts at 5.30pm
On very rare occasions the Tour may already be full when you book. In such cases we will email you and offer you a different date or time, or a Full Refund.
When you receive your Booking Voucher, upon confirmation, make a note of the Tour/Hotel Operators Contact Number, for any problems.
Exclusions: Please be advised Snorkeling Equipment is not included in the booking price but can be hired from local vendors at the drop-off point for approximately 150-200PHP per person
Bookings, with complete details as requested above, should be made a minimum of 3 days before your planned tour date.
If you are booking for a tour between January-May (High Season), you are encouraged to make your booking a minimum of 3 weeks prior to tour arrival to avoid disappointment
For exclusive and private tours, as the tour is exclusive to you and your guest and the itinerary is more flexible, you may be required to pay more than group tours for the luxury of exclusivity and utmost privacy. Please contact us to book this tour or click the Customize It button.
- Check and read the Itinerary, Participant Guidelines, Pick-up Information, Children and Cancellation Policies.
- Those bringing luggage on tours, please be advised there will be a charge of 350PHP for any luggage over 12kgs
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