The Paraw
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A Truely Unique Vessel
Adorned with tribal carvings
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1 Day Private Charter

Tao Sailing ExperienceEl Nido Bacuit Bay and Daracouton Bay

Details and Prices

Charter the Paraw for a day and invite your group to enjoy sailing the Bacuit bay of El Nido.

What's included
  • Premium experience sailing on the largest paraw in the Philippines
  • Island hopping in Bacuit bay
  • Full crew including onboard lifeguards and english speaking guides
  • Exclusive access to tao basecamps in Bacuit bay
  • including excellent lunch
  • kayaks, mask and snorkels

up to 15 people

1200 US$

additional people

50 US$

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2 Day / 1 Night Private Charter

Tao Sailing ExperienceEl Nido Bacuit Bay and Daracouton Bay

Details and Prices

Charter the Paraw for 2 days and invite your group to enjoy sailing the bacuit bay of El Nido. Spend overnight in one of our remote basecamps, and really get the most out of your time in El Nido.

What's included
  • 2 days of sailing on the largest paraw in the Philippines
  • Island hopping in Bacuit bay to Daracouton bay
  • 1 night at one of our remote island basecamps
  • Full crew including onboard lifeguards and english speaking guides
  • Freshly prepared meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks)
  • Beverages (water, coffee, tea)
  • Kayaks and snorkels (no fins)
  • Raw nature and island life

up to 15 people

3400 US$

additional people

750 US$

Check availability

3 Day / 2 Night Private Charter

Tao Sailing ExperienceEl Nido Bacuit Bay and Daracouton Bay

Details and Prices

Charter the Paraw for 3 days and invite your group to enjoy sailing the bacuit bay, the coast of El Nido, and north to the remote Daracouton bay. Spend overnight in one of our remote basecamps, and really get the most out of your time in El Nido.

What's included
  • 3 days of sailing on the largest paraw in the Philippines
  • Island hopping in Bacuit bay to Daracouton bay
  • 1 night at one of our remote island basecamps
  • Full crew including onboard lifeguards and english speaking guides
  • Freshly prepared meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks)
  • Beverages (water, coffee, tea)
  • Kayaks and snorkels (no fins)
  • Raw nature and island life

up to 15 people

5100 US$

additional people

340 US$

Check availability
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Information

What’s NOT included in the price of the trip?

  • Transportation and accommodation before and after the trip
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Perfect weather
  • Cashless Bracelet Credit
    We use a cashless bracelet system for drinks from the bar, massages, community products, and merchandise. You will receive your bracelet and can load it up before boarding your boat. We recommend you load 50 USD. We refund what you don’t consume.
  • Payment transfer fees
  • Tips for the crew

Who is this trip for?

We welcome adventurous travelers looking to disconnect from the noise of the modern world, reconnect with nature, and be inspired by new perspectives and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere on-board and in the basecamps.

There is no upper age limit.

All guests should be comfortable in the water as swimming is a big part of the experience. However, our crew are happy to help travelers worried about their physical capabilities.

What time of year is good to visit?

There are two main seasons in the Philippines, ‘Amihan’ (Northeastern Winds) bring the dry season from October to May. This is our high season. ‘Habagat’ (Southwestern Winds) bring the rainy season from June to September. Expect some rainy days and trip reschedules if you are travelling during Habagat months. Read more (hyperlink to weather section in Travel Info).

The Paraw is dry-docked from July to September every year so no Paraw trips are available during these months.

Packing List

  • Clothes for the day (swimwear for getting in and out of the water, shorts, t-shirts and tank tops) and night (light trousers and long sleeves to minimise insect bites)
  • Sun protection (sunblock, hats, sunglasses)
  • Wash kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste)
  • Insect repellent
  • Bath towels
  • Sarong (day/beach towels) for drying up, lounging, and wrapping around your head as additional sun protection
  • Reusable water bottle (no plastic bottles allowed on board – if you don’t want to invest then ask for an empty rum bottle)
  • Sandals/Flip flops and Reef shoes (you might need trek shoes in some parts too)
  • Flashlights/headlamps for getting around in the dark
  • Rash guard to guard against…rashes, the sun, and jellyfish stings
  • Other small things you may want or need: fins, camera (but be careful with salt water damage; we recommend an extra dry bag for electronics), a book, a journal, an open mind, a good attitude, a sunny disposition….

Departure and Arrival

Guests are required to check in at the Tao Office in Corong-Corong any time before their trip.
We recommend that you check in and meet the crew for a briefing the night before departure so that everyone is orientated and ready to leave early on the day of departure.
The El Nido Safari is a private trip, so you can adjust departure and arrival times depending on your group, there is no rush and we can leave when you are ready. However here is the usual
  • DEPARTURE TIME: 8:00AM, Tao Office, El Nido
  • ARRIVAL TIME: 5:00PM, Tao Office, El Nido

Drop off after your tip at Resort of Airport can be arranged, just let us know in advance.