A beautiful day on this paradise island and we are off to our last Coron Island Tour for our week stay. We immediately get into the boat when we arrived at the docking area to get to choose our seat. This time Herbert rented flippers instead of aqua shoes (according to him he should have rented this on our other island tours).
Coron Island Tour B
The destination highlights for “Coron Island Tour B” includes Siete Pecados, Barracuda Lake, Skeleton Wreck, Smith Beach, Reef Garden and Twin Lagoon.
Siete Pecados was not included in our island tour package but you can request a side trip from your guide and all guests must agree as this will affect the allotted time for other destinations. You will have to pay a separate Php 100.00 each as an entrance fee. Herbert and I weren’t aware that this was possible too, thanks to others guests who asked for this. We heard many good impressions and recommendations about this site and yes they are right!
Siete Pecados is the nearest snorkeling are from the Coron Town. It is a preserve sanctuary and strictly fish feeding is not allowed here. School of fish of different types and sizes are everywhere. We were fascinated by the beauty of the coral reefs and fishes swimming freely in their natural habitat This is a must for those who loves snorkeling and we’ll definitely go back here. It’s hard to define in words but checkout our videos below for more details or you can subscribe in our youtube channel Let’s Wander Around.
One of the destination we are really excited about this tour is the Barracuda Lake. There are a lot of lakes here in Coron but most of them a prohibited to tourist and is protected by the Tagbanuas. The Barracuda lake and Kayangan lake are the only lakes allowed to be visited. When the boat docked, we walked and hike into a wooden pathway going to the lake which is on the other side.
When we reached the lake, a serene, clean and clear water welcomed us with the tremendous rock formations that surrounds it. It was a combination of feeling thrilled and a little tense. Like its name says, it was derived because barracudas are sometimes spotted on this lake. Our guides re-assure us that there will be none at this time because the of the water temperature. And so we jumped into the water and it felt warm and refreshing. We cannot see anything because of its depth which reaches to 35 meters but on the sides there are awesome rock formations. We enjoyed our time swimming around the lake and we even tried the “cliff” jumping.
Smith beach is our lunch area for this tour. Though the beach is small, its sand was soft and white while the water was clean and clear. It was like a little paradise at the center of the sea. We found a starfish and of course took a picture with it and put it back into the water. Also spotted a small jellyfish just around the shallow area and moved away from it.
Our next stop is the skeleton wreck where a sunken Japanese ships makes an amazing sanctuary of the fish. One of the great dive sites here in Coron. The water is deep but we can see the tip of the ship because the water is so clear thanks to a good weather. It may look easy to reached the tip but Herbert had a hard time because of the water pressure. I enjoyed watching the different sizes and colors of fish just swimming freely and not minding tourists us at all. Seeing the shipwreck was an unforgettable experience for us. This is one site that encourages us to think of learning how to dive. There surely will be a lot of amazing finds and wonders that we can explore on these sites.
Fish around the Skeleton wreck
Reef Garden is also one of the best site for snorkeling and we had good weather today for this activity. The water was so clear that you can see how wide the corals are even from the boat.
The last stop for today’s Coron island tour is the famous Twin Lagoon. It’s a big and small lagoon separated by towering rock formation where its only entrance is small cave which is not accessible on high tides and dangerous unless you are a good swimmer as our guides stated. That is why there is a makeshift stairs where you can climb to access the second lagoon on those times. We are lucky that today is a low-tide, it was also a good experience passing through that small cave. We had fun swimming on its shifting temperature from warm to cold and enjoyed the amazing scenery. There is no need for goggles here though because it is too deep you cannot see anything below. It’s hard to define in words but checkout our videos below for more details or you can subscribe in our youtube channel Let’s Wander Around.
And that ends our Coron island tour for this day. With a satisfying feeling of seeing a piece of the amazing places here in Coron. The snorkeling site, the lake, the shipwreck and the lagoon. This is indeed the tour that you shouldn’t miss when you visit Coron.
Check out our Ultimate Travel Guide to Coron for tips, recommendations, other tours and activities we had. Let’s keep on wandering around and never stop learning and discovering. Also check out our video collection for this tour. Enjoy watching!
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