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Large group island hopping advice

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Large group island hopping advice

Dear all,

We are a group of >15 people visiting El Nido. We want to do a couple of island hopping tours in December. We think it could be wise to pre-book, but we’re wondering whether it’s possible to negotiate a better price once there given we’re such a large group. Or are the prices set in stone? Our hotel is offering 1200-1400 php/person depending on the tour. Is that expensive?

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Melbourne, Australia
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1. Re: Large group island hopping advice

Contact Midnight Sun who can provide a price for you.

That price sounds high for 15 persons and sounds like a public tour price per person not a private tour price. I'm sure you will get a lot better price.

puerto princesa
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2. Re: Large group island hopping advice

The normal price for island hopping is 1200+ but that is for people signing up for a boat tour and joining others. You should be able to charter your own boat for a bit less.

Puerto Princesa...
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3. Re: Large group island hopping advice

Just 800 for tour a and 1000 for tour c.exclusive

Edited: 9:40 am, December 02, 2017
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4. Re: Large group island hopping advice

jhazaid21 that was the old price.

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5. Re: Large group island hopping advice

1200, 1300 and 1400 are the going rates for tours A, B, C & D as public joiner tours, plus 200 environmental fee payable just once by all tourists taking island tours.

The same rates also apply if you go with one of the tour operators, but if you book a private tour with 15, you may be able to get it a bit cheaper, but the once off P200 fee must be paid on top, regardless how many tours you do.

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6. Re: Large group island hopping advice

1200,1300,1400 and 1200 was the publised rate.this is philippines so you can get discount.

Edited: 8:55 am, December 11, 2017
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