Calauit Safari & Snorkeling Experience

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Do you know that there is a piece of Africa in Palawan? Calauit Island is home to African wildlife. With our Tour Calauit Island Safari and Snorkeling Experience, you will discover the amazing terrestrial and marine fauna of Coron.

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  • Travel Style Holiday Type
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
  • Category Private Tour
    Min. 6 Persons
All about the Calauit Safari & Snorkeling Experience.

Do you know that there is a piece of Africa in Palawan? Calauit Island is home to African wildlife. With our Tour Calauit Island Safari and Snorkeling Experience, you will discover the amazing terrestrial and marine fauna of Coron.

On Calauit Island you will come face to face with some of the African animals in the wild. Calauit Island is home to African wildlife such as zebras, giraffes, impalas, gazelles, bushbucks, elands, waterbucks, and tobis. You may be wondering how these animals get here. The animals were brought here from Kenya in the 1970s to save them from extinction. President Ferdinand Marcos relocated the locals to another island and ordered to clear the forest to make the suitable environment similar to the savannah.

Today, the African animals still roaming around the island and the number is increasing. They live in harmony with endemic Philippine animals like the mouse-deer, bearcat, Palawan peacock pheasant, sea turtles and Philippine crocodile.

Malajon Island, commonly known among locals and tourists as Black Island, is a large island located northwest of Busuanga Island. Black Island’s most impressive feature is a dark massive kart cliff nestled at the center of the island which crumbles into a long stretch of white sand beach along the island’s western coast.
There are several caves scattered around the islands but only a few are open to the public. According to local folklore, during the WW3 the Japanese buried their gold inside one of the cave.
The island is surrounded by azure water and there is also a shipwreck that lays right off the beach.

Dibutunay Island, located in the municipality of Busuanga, fits the description of tropical paradise. It has powdery bone-white sand and cool turquoise waters. It’s a great spot for snorkeling and occasionally seacows are spotted grazing on the seagrass around this island.

Concepcion Falls is the perfect place to get refreshed the exploration of Caluit Island.  They are located in a peaceful natural environment, just 10 minutes walk from the main road.

The little Malbato Church is beautifully situated on the top of a hill. It has a unique facade decorated with stones and seashells.

Tour Highlights

  • Calauit Island Game Preserve
  • Black Island OR Dibutunay Island
  • Conception Falls
  • Malbato Church

Hotel pick up/drop off

It’s included from all hotels in Coron town proper only.

A surcharge of PHP 260 per person/way will be applied for pick up and drop off outside Coron town proper including Westown Lagoon, Westown Resort, Sophia’s Garden, Hilltop Resort, Fernvale, Funny Lion, Asia Grandview and Soleil Garden Resort.

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 (about 8-14 people per boat). To request a private tour please contact us by email at

Things to Bring

  • Flip flops or water shoes (to protect your feet from sharp rocks and shells)
  • Lightweight clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Beach towel
  • Sunblock lotion and sunglasses
  • Water bag
  • Insect repellent
  • Raincoat (just in case of rain)

Best time to go

The best time to visit Coron is the dry season from November to May, however, it is possible to do the tour all year round.

Child Policy

Infant (0 -2 years old): Free of charge
Children aged 3 years and above: NO discount (same price as adults)

Last Minute Bookings

Last minute bookings made 3 days or less to date of travel be may not be honored. If you wish to make a last minute booking and the calendar shows the date as grayed out, please contact our team by email, WhatsApp or phone.

Inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included?Items that are included in the cost.
  • All internal transport as per the itinerary
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
What's not included?Items that are not included in the cost.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
  1. Full day tour Pick up from your hotel between 04.00am-4.5am

    You will be collected from your hotel and driven for about 1.5 hour to Salvacion Town. Arrive in Salvacion Town, have breakfast, then continue for about 1 hour drive to Macalachao. From Macalachao proceed for about 5 minutes boat ride to Calauit Island Game Preserve.

    Explore Calauit Island and get upclose and personal with the wild african animals, you can also feed them, take pictures.

    After Calauit continues to either Dibutunay Island or Black Island where you will have time to swim and snorkel or relax on the beach.

    Proceed to Concepcion Falls for a refreshing swimming in pool immersed in the tranquil natural environment.

    Stop to Malbato Church for photo shooting and then continue to Coron Town for about 2 hours drive.

    Arrive at your hotel in Coron at 5.00pm.

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

The private tour is more expensive than shared tour but will give you more flexibility in choice of stops and length of staying in stops.

For private tour, please contact us.

In the event of bad weather, a tour may be postponed to a later date.

If you are unable to make the new tour date, you will be offered a full refund.

Note that a tour may be canceled within 30 minutes prior to departure in the event of changing weather conditions.

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