How to get on a ferry from Coron

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SeaDive Resort, Coron, Philippines

How to get on a ferry from Coron Reviews

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Ricardo’s tourist service Jun 30, 2008
If you are a tourist trying to get from Coron to either El Nido or San Jose you will soon realize you got a problem. The transport options are few and far between and it can be very hard to find them.

If you want to go to El Nido the fastest and easiest way is by plane. And you can actually find the timetable online so you should not have problem getting a ticket. But if you want to sail to El Nido or San Jose you will soon run into trouble.

The “ferries” to El Nido only twice a week and is actually only a bangha. The “ferry” to San Jose is also only a small cargo boat. If you want to get onboard a boat you may need some assistance because they are not well mark. This is where Ricardo will come into the picture. He claims to be the only official tourist agency in town who can get you tickets to both boats. He is a very friendly man – but don’t let yourself be fooled – he will rip you of and give you a smile in the process.

Unfortunately if you want to get a boat to San Jose he is pretty much your only option unless you want to go searching all the boats in the harbour to figure out if and when they will be leaving for San Jose. Getting on a boat to El Nido is easier because they will all leave from SeaDive Resort twice a week – but tickets is still handle by Ricardo at inflated prices.

Generally you can find Ricardo at SeaDive where he will be hanging around from time to time taking care of some business of some sort – or you can try to ask for him at the reception.
andrejav says:
Other option is to go to the Port and ask when boats are leaving. You can buy the ticket when you get to the boat.
Posted on: Jan 17, 2013
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