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Private Boat for Island Hopping

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Private Boat for Island Hopping

I am trying to find this info on the forum but guess I am not good at keywords.

May I know what is the average price to rent a boat for a private tour and is there any reliable operators that you can recommend?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Private Boat for Island Hopping

Hi MH...here's a fairly recent post:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294256-i9213-k588…

The contact number of Servant Tours is mentioned in this blog. Some nice info as well:

pinoytravelfreak.com/2012/06/how-to-travel-c…

Edited: 10:14 pm, January 18, 2013
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2. Re: Private Boat for Island Hopping

Thanks Bryant.

Guess have to make some phone calls to find out!

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3. Re: Private Boat for Island Hopping

Here's another post with a recommendation that actually has an email plus links to other reviews:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294256-i9213-k489…

I would love to recommend the boatman I used but I only know him as Gerry.

Edited: 10:32 pm, January 18, 2013
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4. Re: Private Boat for Island Hopping

Hi mousehunt,

Last time I was in El Nido (December 2012), we were offered a private boat for Tours A and C (combination tour) for 1,200/person, and we were just 3 in our party! Some operators are willing to have their boat rented out for that price. I don't have the name of the operator, though, but what we did was we just went around the city and went through the tour operators one by one looking for the best deal. Hope this helps.

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5. Re: Private Boat for Island Hopping

Hi Happy,

So it is Tour A and C within a day?

Thanks.

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6. Re: Private Boat for Island Hopping

@MH...Just found out that Midnight Sun Tours mentioned in the link above is already listed here in TA. So far has only 1 review though.

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g294256-d2…

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7. Re: Private Boat for Island Hopping

I did tour A and C with Midnight Sun yesterday and yes you do both tours in 1 day but its a highlights tour.I did tour B today.

Contact Midnight Sun directly through FB or email for a price.

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8. Re: Private Boat for Island Hopping

By the way you can pm me for the price I paid but I won't publish the price here.

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9. Re: Private Boat for Island Hopping

wife and I are going to El Nido for the first time in 2 week and we're still stumped about which tours to do and how much it will cost us..

we'd love to get a private boat for our trips..

we'll be with another couple so we can split it between 4..

what tours are MUST do as we are only there for 4 days..

would have loved to do the PP cave tour.. but we arrive in PP at 11:30am and are most likely taking a RoRo bus to El nido, to get there by 6pm

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10. Re: Private Boat for Island Hopping

I recommend Wowislands Travel and Tours for you. visit their website at http://wowislands.com, shared tours like Tour A- is P700 (pretty much the basic tour that will take you to the lagoons-most photographed pic of El Nido you normally see in posters and websites), lunch goes with that. other tours takes you to beaches and caves, maximum of P900 per person. Private tour is about P2,000 to P2,500.