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“A rare insight into local culture and a wonderful experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Balangaw Sailing & Adventures

Balangaw Sailing & Adventures
Babuyan River and Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
+63 (0)9052646377
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Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: 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.
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“A rare insight into local culture and a wonderful experience!”
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 your days pass with ease and amazement at the natural sights, there are kind tour guides with you, feeding you lovely sourced food and keeping you laughing. You stay at local filipino's properties with such hospitable and lovely people. I highly recommend this trip - you will just find yourself immersed in the culture and nature. It is also a very ethically planned trip with local involvement. Gener as a guide is just a true jem!

Visited December 2012
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“If you have a sense of Adventure, don't miss this!”
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 very warm. Camping on the island at Honda Bay was a different flavour to the trip. Spend your night counting how many shooting stars you see.
Gener is such a great cook so you will be guaranteed for delicious meals throughout. The whole journey is a great way to escape from the concrete jungle , enjoy the simple pleasures of nature and a truly humbling experience.

Visited November 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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“Simply perfect - we'll be back!”
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 much fun to drink, sing and dance with all of them until late.

From the beginning to the end this trip was perfectly organized by Gener who is simply the best guide you can ask for. He is not only a very, very likable guy who is fluent an English - he is a real outdoorsman, equipped with all skills one need to have to be out there: great knowledge about Palawan's flora and fauna combined with a big sense for the ecology, fantastic cooking skills, a big network and navigation skills on the raft and his awesome sailing boat.

Don't miss this tour if you want to make a unique experience, see the beautiful Babuyan River from a different point of view and of course the awesome islands at Honda bay!!!

Visited January 2012
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Aarhus, Denmark
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“Incredible!!”
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.

Visited August 2011
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Shanghai, China
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“Incredible experience! Best way to know Honda Bay and around”
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 relax with all the trees, the sound of the river and wild animals that you can sometimes find. Is very beautiful to see the union between the river and the sea, and see how the vegetation changes when you are arriving to the sea.
I can highly recomend this trip, the attention, food and landscapes are amazing. Is a pleasant adventure.

Visited April 2012
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