Black Island, Coron, Palawan

Calauit and Black Island


A day trip full of adventure that includes the Calauit Game Preserve, the stunning Black Island, and Busuanga town.

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    Nature and wildlife
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
  • Group Size Medium Group
    8-16 Persons
All about the Calauit and Black Island.

A day trip full of adventure that includes the Calauit Game Preserve, the stunning Black Island, and Busuanga town.

On Calauit Island, you’ll encounter some of Africa’s wildlife in the wild. Calauit Island is home to African wildlife such as zebras, giraffes, impalas, gazelles, bushbucks, eland, waterbucks and tobis. You may wonder how these animals got here. The animals were brought here from Kenya in the 1970s to save them from extinction. President Ferdinand Marcos relocated the natives to another island and ordered the forest to be cleared to create a suitable environment similar to the savannah. Today, African animals still roam the island and their numbers are increasing. They live in harmony with endemic Philippine animals such as the mouse deer, bear cat, Palawan peacock pheasant, sea turtles and Philippine crocodile.

Malajon Island, commonly known as Black Island among locals and tourists, is a large island northwest of Busuanga Island. The most impressive feature of Black Island is a dark, massive kart cliff in the center of the island that breaks off into a long white sand beach on the west coast of the island.
There are several caves on the island, but only a few of them are open to the public. According to local folklore, the Japanese buried their gold in one of the caves during World War 2.
The island is surrounded by azure waters and there is a shipwreck just off the beach.

Tour Highlights

  • Calauit Game Preserve
  • Black Island
  • Black Island Caves
  • Busuanga Town and Malbato Church

Hotel pick up/drop off

Hotel pickup is only available from all hotels in downtown Coron.

Pickup and return transportation outside Coron city will be charged extra.

Strictly no pick up from Two Seasons Coron Island Resort, Club Paradise Palawan and El Rio Y Mar Resort.

Shared tour 

This tour is shared with other people (from a minimum of 8 up to 25 people per boat).

To book this tour with a private boat, please contact us by email at

Things to Bring

  • Swimsuit and swim shirt UV Protection
  • Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Beach towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Waterproof camera
  • Flip-flops or water shoes
  • Cash for personal expenses
  • Packable rain jacket or poncho (just in case of rain)
  • Waterproof roll-top dry bag

Best time to go

Coron can be visited all year round, although the best season, when the sea is calmer and the weather more pleasant, is from November to May.

Weather Conditions

This tour is weather dependent and may be cancelled. If we have to cancel the tour due to inclement weather and you are unable to reschedule for another day, we will refund you the full amount.

Child Policy

0-3 years old: Free of Charge
4-6 years old: 50% off the regular rate
7-12 years old: 25% off the regular rate
13 years old and above is considered adult

Last Minute Bookings

All last-minute bookings (made on the same day or 3 days before the tour) must be made by phone or email only.

Inclusions and Exclusions
What's included in the price?Items that are included
  • All internal transport as per the itinerary
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Calauit Safari by Truck
  • Animal Feeding
Not included in the priceitems that are not included
  • Drinks during meals
  1. Full day tour Pick up from your hotel between 7.30am -8.00am

    Meet your guide at the hotel and depart for a day of adventure.

    Explore the Calauit Game Preserve and get up close and personal with African animals such as giraffes, zebras and impalas. You can also feed them and take photos.

    After lunch in Rio Playa, sail to the mysterious Black Island. It is one of the most beautiful islands in the region with a stunning cave pool, pristine beaches and black limestone formations.

    You will then sail to the town of Busuanga for sightseeing. Afterwards, return to Coron.

Yes, we offer private tours with exclusive use of the boat.

The private tour is more expensive than the shared tour, but gives you more flexibility in choosing the places to visit and the length of stay at each location.

For the private tour please contact us by email.

If your trip is canceled, we will rebook you on the next available trip. If you are unable to reschedule your trip, you may request a full refund or rebooking on another trip of equal value.

Please note that a tour may be canceled up to 30 minutes prior to departure if weather conditions change.

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