I made a trip to El Nido and before the trip, I did make some researches and wanted to have a island hopping tour with Midnight Sun. As you may feel the name to be very meaningful, the owner operator of Midnight Sun is, Pastor ildefonso. However, when we visited their shop (house) around 8 pm, I heard that pastor ildefonso was in Puerto Princesa. I have spoken with Jayson and Clark (Sons of Pastor ildefonso) who is the co-captain and guide of the tour package.
At that point, I realized that, they didn't have enough number of tourists for the day of my desired tour date. I was not really interested in paying more to make it a Private tour. Without a hesitance, they offered me to just go on a tour with them at the same group tour rate for 2 passengers only. "Wow, what an amazing deal!"
I told them, they don't have to go on a tour to incur business loss with me since I just have 2 pax. Instead, they told me that their main concern was to provide good services and satisfaction to their guests who came all the way to El Nido to use their tour services.
So, the private tour of myself just started like this with them. Since their Father was away to Puerto Princesa, Jayson was in charge of the sailing and Clark handled the tour.
They brought us to several spots for taking impressive photos and also made private stops at a better diving spots to give us better snorkeling experience. (They didn't even charge for the snorkeling equipment fee which other places would charge rental fee.)
Oh, they do own the third fastest banka (boat) in town. When it comes to cruising speed, Oh yeah, their boat is really fast unlike other slower bankas around.
I had a blasting fun with them and couldn't thank them enough. They do make great bonding with guests unlike other people you will encounter in El Nido.
That evening, I was walking around the town and saw a "Local GYM". Clark and Jayson were there and they said hello to me. They also told me that their Father has arrived back in El Nido. So, the next day, I made a quick visit and had some talks with Pastor ildefonso. I had very useful conversation about the local business and etc in El Nido.
If you are looking for a more cheaper Bike rental, just ask them and they will rent you a bike for 20% cheaper rate that you will see in El Nido town proper.
I strongly believe that, it is the HUMAN relationship that makes anyone's trip much more memorable and wonderful.
Midnight Sun is the True Lighthouse on any given day trip. I guess why that is what "Midnight Sun" stands for.
I would highly recommend anyone to contact them if they will be in El Nido for pleasure.
Lastly, I heard that Telecom condition in El Nido is not so great.
So, make a direct call to them or send them an email and they will check and reply everyday.
God Bless, Pastor Ildefonso's family!
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