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El Nido Sailing 3 Day / 2 Night

Tao Sailing ExperienceEl Nido Bacuit Bay

Details and Prices

Join a group onboard the Paraw for 3 days and enjoy sailing the Bacuit bay and Daracuton bay of El Nido. Spend overnight in one of our Bacuit bay basecamps, and travel up the coast of Palawan to Tao Farm. You can choose to extend and stay another night or travel overland back to El Nido.

Scheduled Departures;
December 2022 – May 2023
Every Saturdays and Tuesdays

December 3 to December 5, El NIDO to EL NIDO
December 6 to December 8, El NIDO to EL NIDO
December 10 to December 12, El NIDO to EL NIDO
December 13 to December 15, El NIDO to EL NIDO
December 17 to December 19, El NIDO to EL NIDO
December 20 to December 22, El NIDO to EL NIDO

3 Day Itinerary from El Nido Saturday departure

Day 0 – The night before departure attend the group briefing Tao office in town.

Day 1 – Your journey begins by boarding the Tao Paraw, our traditional Sailing Boat in Bacuit bay.

Day 2 – Second day Sailing around the Bacuit bay and coast of north Palawan.

Day 3 – Arrive in Tao Beach Farm. Extend one night or travel back to El nido overland.

3 Day Itinerary from El Nido Tuesday departure

Day 0 – The night before departure attend the group briefing Tao office in town.

Day 1 – Your journey begins by travelling overland up the coast to San Fernando Port, where you board the Tao Paraw, our traditional Sailing Boat.

Day 2 – Second day Sailing around the coast of north Palawan and down to Bacuit bay.

Day 3 – Sail around Bacuit Bay on the last day finishing in El Nido Town

What's included
  • 3 days of sailing on the largest paraw in the Philippines
  • Island hopping from Daracouton bay to Bacuit bay
  • 2 nights 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

400 US$

430 US$

470 US$

El Nido Sailing & Expedition Combo 6 Days / 5 Night

Tao Sailing ExperienceEl Nido Bacuit Bay

Details and Prices

The tao combo experience connecting El Nido and Coron. Explore El Nido’s Bacuit Bay onboard our unique Tao Paraw before hopping onboard a motor Bangka, to finish your journey in Coron (vice versa).

Scheduled Departures;

December 2022 – May 2023
Every Saturday

December 3-8 El Nido to Coron (10% off)
December 3-8 Coron to EL Nido (10% off)
December 10-15 El Nido to Coron (10% off)
December 10-15 Coron to El Nido (10% off)
December 17-22 El Nido to Coron (10% off)
December 17-22 Coron to El Nido (10% off)

Season Promo (December – May 2022)
Pinoy Bucket List: 25% Discount (For Filipinos and Philippine Residents)
Group Discount: 5pax + 1pax free
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Itinerary from Coron

Day 0 – The night before departure attend the group briefing Tao office in town.

Day 1 – Your journey begins, traveling by Motor Bangka boat.

Day 2 – Second day traveling by Motor Bangka boat.

Day 3 – Arrive in Tao Beach Farm.

Day 4 – Chilled morning before boarding the Tao Paraw, our traditional Sailing Boat.

Day 5 – Sail down to the limestone islands of El Nido.

Day 6 – Sail around Bacuit Bay on the last day finishing in El Nido Town

Itinerary from El Nido

Day 0 – The night before departure attend the group briefing Tao office in town.

Day 1 – Your journey begins by boarding the Tao Paraw, our traditional Sailing Boat in Bacuit bay.

Day 2 – Second day Sailing around the Bacuit bay and coast of north Palawan.

Day 3 – Arrive in Tao Beach Farm.

Day 4 – Chilled morning before boarding a Motor Bangka to head North to Linapacan.

Day 5 – Second day traveling by Motor Bangka boat.

Day 6 – Arrive in Camp Ngey [option to extend] or return to Coron town.

What's included
  • 5 nights accommodation at Tao’s basecamps
  • 3 days regular bangka boat travel and 3 days Sailing on Tao Paraw
  • Full crew including onboard lifeguards and english speaking guides
  • Freshly prepared meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks)
  • Kayaks, mask and snorkels
  • Raw nature and island life

700 US$

730 US$

780 US$

Private Charter 3 Day / 2 Night

Tao Sailing ExperienceEl Nido Bacuit 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 or vice versa
  • 2 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

6000 US$

additional people

400 US$

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Information

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

  • Eco-Tourism Development Fee (ETDF) are compulsory taxes by the local governments for everyone, local and foreign visitors. Collected upon arrival in each town and checked before departure in the port so always ask for and keep your receipts.
    • Php 200 (US$4-5) Linapacan
    • Php 200 (US$4-5) El Nido
    • Php 200 (US$4-5) Coron
  • Transportation and accommodation before and after the trip
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Cashless Bracelet Credit
  • Payment transfer fees
  • Tips for the crew
  • Perfect weather

How do I pay for drinks from the bar?

  • We use a [RFID] cashless bracelet system for drinks from the bar, massages, community products, and merchandise.
  • You will receive your bracelet at check in.
  • You can load it up before boarding your boat.
  • We recommend you load 50- 100 USD.
  • Keep you wallet and valuables safely inside the locked luggage.
  • We refund what you don’t consume.

Who else will be onboard?

There can be up to 24 other guests and 10 local crew onboard.

Within this large group, with a wide mix of ages, nationalities, and backgrounds make for an interesting, diverse, and vibrant atmosphere on-board and in the basecamps.

In our experience smaller groups can be more intimate, however lack the diversity of characters to build the energy of the group, and can run out of conversation quickly.

The minimum age for joiners of this experience is 14 unless by prior agreement with parents / official guardians and subject to Tao’s discretion. 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.

The Tao Experience is a social experience for like-minded travelers. We don’t mean people who think the same things, but think the same way. We welcome adventurous travelers looking to disconnect from the noise of the modern world, reconnect with nature, and be inspired by new perspectives.

 

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. 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.