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Address: Babuyan River and Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 (0)9052646377
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Description: We offer traditional sailboat tours of Honda Bay and Babuyan River. Along...
We offer traditional sailboat tours of Honda Bay and Babuyan River. Along the river, our guests also travel by bamboo raft and native dugout canoe. They can choose either a private trip, for small groups and couples, or an open expedition – when two or more groups join each other. We regularly organise day trips as well as overnight camping and farmhouse stays.
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When my family and I went to Puerto Princesa, some of our objectives were to swim and snorkel without the usual crowds, eat fresh seafood, and save time by concentrating on 3... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

When my family and I went to Puerto Princesa, some of our objectives were to swim and snorkel without the usual crowds, eat fresh seafood, and save time by concentrating on 3 islands worth seeing instead of the usual island-hopping you read on reviews set by travel agents. Now before I harp on, did I mention our guide is the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I did this trip in December 2012 and as a native born filipino coming over from Australia - I wanted to experience my cultural heritage in a really meaningful way. Gener (your guide) has all the right ingredients for your trip! You experience the freshness of the river, the density of the jungle and the vastness of the sea! As... More 

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Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Gener and his crew are the best people to take you down this adventure path in Palawan. He has so much experience and knowledge and you are guaranteed to learn a few things from him. The trek up the jungle and rafting down the rivers and amazing. The family we stayed with by the Babuyan River are so hospitable and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

This trip (3days 2nights on a raft and sailing boat over Chinese New Year) was one of the BEST outdoor experiences we've ever made and we will definitely come again!!!! We had three absolutely fantastic days with Gener and his crew. And of course our lovely hosts for the first night - Amador, Amador jun. and Mascarinas. It was so... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Everyone should try this - simply the best way to experience Palawan! Gener will suggest the perfect way for you to experience the island he knows best.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

I went with a couple of friends and my partner. We enjoyed and had a lot of fun. Is a really good option if you need some adventure and contact with nature. Gener is an excellent guide, and he cooked sooo good! He does everything you need and want. The trip around the river was really beautifull, you can really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

A great experience. Beginning with a short jungle hike to the river, followed by a peaceful paddle down a beautiful river on a locally made bamboo raft, until a break for a 5 star lunch made by Gener, who runs the expeditions. More paddling to our rustic night stop. A lovely welcome by Ador, on whose farm we stayed, and... More 

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Mainz
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

My wife and I had an unforgettible tour with Gener and his crew in November 2011. He picked us up in Sabang (underground river), then we had a short drive to the starting point of the jungle hike. It was quite slippery but we saw a flying squirrel. Gener was very excited, because they are usually hardly visible. The tour... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

My fiance and I joined Gener on a REAL boat trip up the babuyan river. It was amazing! The area itself was so quiet and perfectly rural, not to mention the crystal clear and sometimes turbulent currents. Using man power and laughter alone, in our traditionally crafted canoe, we made our way to a rest-stop for some much needed food.... More 

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suffolk uk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I had a fantastic day with Gener, so memorable, caught a fish, snorkelled on lovely coral spots,sailed his paraw I loved that so peaceful and He's one of lifes really nice guys. I plan a return with my daughters when theyre older, he has some awesome sounding tours he runs.Its good too that his outfit is so in tune with... More 

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