Honda Bay island hopping

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The port area of Honda Bay, Honda Bay, Philippines

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Honda Bay island hopping Jun 24, 2008
There is two main ways to go island hopping around Honda Bay area. You can go on an organized tour leaving from Puerto Princesa - or just do it by yourself.

Going on a tour will cost you a non-negotiable 1.100 peso at all agencies. This will include a pickup from where you stay, boat rentals, snorkelling gear, lunch and entry fees to 3 islands.


Going on your own will set you back 1.300 for a boat which can be shared by up to about 8 people. Plus your transport to and from Puerto Princesa and whatever you want for lunch and snorkelling gear. If you are two or more the price for doing it by yourself will be somewhat lower than an organized tour. And you will have added flexibility to do what you want - which include going to one or two extra islands.

The boat rentals at Honda Bay is very well organized and will not give any problems but trying to find something to eat can be a bigger issued so stock up on lunch and snacks before leaving Puerto if you go on your own.

The extra flexibility by going on your own makes this a more attractive option which can be pursued without any major obstacles.
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korikong says:
For those travelling on a tight budget, I advise to go islandhopping in Greenislandbay instead of hondabay. Of course Greenislandbay is more far from Puerto Princesa, but its worth the travelling. Whole day islandhopping in greenislandbay will cost only 1000 peso for the banca, so the price is not per person. Banca is leaving from Tabuyobeach in Caramay. Caramay is easy to reach from Puerto, just take a shuttle van at the Newmarket Terminal,price only 200 peso per person. Greenislandbay has many nice islands and its a good place for snorkeling. Few of the islands are: Johnsonisland ,Stanlake island, Puercoisland, greenisland. Those islands has nice white beaches and excellent coralreefs. Just look on Google-eart to see al the islands.
Posted on: Apr 17, 2010
TravellinChic says:
Thanks for your response. There will only be 2 of us but I would prefer something like a DIY and hiring the boat only for us, unless it will be very very expensive. The price of P1,300 doesnt seem too bad for flexibility and privacy we would prefer.

Cheers,
Nalie
Posted on: Feb 21, 2010
tj1777 says:
If you want an organized tour there are lots of option in Puerto Princessa. If you want to go in a group you just need to go to the jetty in Honda Bay and you can get a banka from an office right down there.
Posted on: Feb 21, 2010
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