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“Easy to do on your own”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Honda Bay

Honda Bay
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Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour from Puerto Princesa Including Lunch
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Owner description: Framing the coastline of the capital of Palawan, Puerto Princesa City is Honda Bay. Popular location for snorkeling and island hopping.
Newcastle OZ
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“Easy to do on your own”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

My wife and I arrived at the pier before 8am they said 2 girls were looking at sharing a boat we agreed so the cost was 650pesos per the couple we brought our own snorkels but I rented fins for 100pesos which was a waste of time no need for them just reef shoes are good. We went to Pambato reef which is over crowded the snorkelling was OK its good intro if you have not done it before. Next Starfish Island we liked it here belongs you dont expect the great barrier reef, we saw plenty of fish and live coral this is good for about an hour. Next Pandan we bought a grilled pork meal when here which was OK and the price OK drinks expensive beer was 115 pesos a can so left that alone. The four of us sat under a tree in the shade, the snorkelling was good as well if I go again I would definetly take my own food say a bbq chicken, rolls etc and plenty of cold drinks but remember you must take your rubbish with you. Also a good place to people watch we stayed here for about 4 hours, we returned back at the wharf by 3pm ready to climb aboard a Jeepney back into town. Highly recommended and I would go again

Visited March 2013
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“A total RnR!”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Honda Bay Island Hopping normally consists of Pambato Reef, Pandan and other Islands. I strongly suggest to ask first the tour operator as it varies depending on group. Here are the islands we've visited during honda bay tour:

Pambato Reef - the tour guide will definitely assist you if you are not comfortable navigating by yourself. The good thing about this place is snorkeling will be done per batch to manage the crowd thus you have to maximize the 5-10 minutes allotted time. Pandan Island - one of the best snorkeling sites I've seen where fishes are abundant even in knee deep water. Cowrie Island -They have a bar in the middle of the island where one can buy some refreshments.

Visited March 2013
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“Much better than the car.”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

This is a small part of paradise.Diving and snorkelling are wonderful and one really should experience lunch on the beach.

Visited January 2013
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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“Great day out”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Great day out, better to go in January or February. It was over-cast the day I went and the rough sea stopped us going to as many islands. The food provided on the tour was good but i do advise anyone going on this tour to take your own snorkel and flippers if possible as the rental was over priced.

Visited November 2012
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Taipei, Taiwan
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“Don't join the tours”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

If you can, set aside an extra day to go back to snorkeling. The place is great but the tour guides can be so annoying. They always rush you around. It seems like they are bored with it so they don't give extra effort to let the guests enjoy the place.

Visited February 2013
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