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Balabac Group Tours 2024-2025

(122 Reviews)
4 Days 3 Nights
Availability : Choose from list of schedules
Puerto Princesa
Min Age : 10 - 60years old
Balabac Group Tour Package Details

Our Balabac Joiner Tours are fixed 4 days 3 nights (4D3N) trip, designed to accommodate solo, couple or small group travelers. We pool  joiners together to form a group, making the trip merrier and cheaper. If you haven’t booked your flight tickets yet and meeting other travelers is something that excites you, then book our group tour! However, if you want privacy with your friends and you are at least 4 people and you want 3D2N, or your tickets dont meet our schedules, then a Balabac Private Tour may be for you.

Visiting Balabac is a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience for many of our guests, which is why our tours run on all weather conditions, as long as the Coast Guard permits public access to the seaboards.

 

Balabac Group Trip Schedules
Choose a schedule that fits your travel plans
Balabac Group Tour Package Price

Arrive to Puerto Princesa a day before and leave a day after the tour dates.
Example. If your preferred tour is March 6-9, 2024:
Fly in to PPS on Mar 5. 
Fly out of PPS on Mar 10.

Below are the schedules.
NOTE: Pls check through FB/IG first if there’s available seats on your preferred schedule.

2024 Group Tour Price

Php 15,000.00/person*

Minimum of 6 joiners is required to push the trip at P15,000/person.
If minimum is not met, the trip may still push at an adjusted rate below.

P15.5K/person if 5 people only (private van)
P16K/person if 4 people only (shared van)

*All prices are in PhP
*Price is non-VAT
*Price is valid until end of month only and may change without prior notice.

Terms and conditions apply

Departure & Return Location

We will pick you up from your hotel in Puerto Princesa. For Joiners, our pick up is any of the accommodations in the link below. Kindly book any from the list for faster pick up on the day of your trip.

https://balabac.ph/where-to-stay-in-puerto-princesa/

Price Inclusions

  • Island Hopping
  • Round trip Van transfers PPS-South Port
  • Passenger boat fare
  • Tour Guide
  • Boat rentals, fuel and boatmen fee
  • Environmental Fee
  • Full board meals (Day 1 breakfast until Last Day breakfast)Lunch and Dinner has 3 dishes: 1 pork or chicken viand, 1 fish/seafood viand, and 1 vegetable viand, served with rice, water and fruits.
  • All entrance fees to the islands
  • Use of beachfront campsite
  • Tent with thin sheet. If you want to be more comfortable, pls bring your own camping gears, or upgrade to a hut.
  • Use of generator at night for charging phones, powerbanks, cameras

Food Notes:

There is no fixed menu since the food we serve depends on what is available from Brooke’s Point Public Market (Mainland Palawan), and the local fishermen’s catch. There’s no wetmarket here unlike in Coron or El Nido. If you’ve been to boat trips in North Palawan, pls don’t expect that the way we serve food is similar to how it’s done in more developed tourist spots. It will be hard for us to cater to vegans and vegetarians unless they’re happy with a veggie and rice meal every lunch and dinner. Pls consider this before booking us.

Balabac Destinations

These are the highlight islands of Balabac. If weather is good and there are no delays, you will visit all these.
  • Onok Island (aka Maldives of PH)
  • Punta Sebaring beach (fine, white sand beach)
  • Punta Sebaring Sandbar (soft sand during lowtide)
  • Mansalangan sandbar
  • Patawan Island (aka Dolphin Island)
  • Candaraman Sandbar (Starfish Island)
  • Canibungan Island
  • Arabella White Sand Mangrove (during high tide only)
  • Secret Reef (for snorkeling)

Price Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Accommodation in Puerto Princesa before and after the tour
  • Snorkel Mask (pls bring your own, no rentals at the campsite)
  • Fins (no rentals at the campsite)
  • Towels
  • All transfer/ bank fees
  • Tip for the crew
  • Perfect weather in Balabac
  • Travel insurance

Bring extra cash for

  • Beers/softdrinks/snacks you can buy from the store
  • Souvenirs
  • Snorkel mask and tube rental. Pls note there is no fins rental in the campsite.
  • Upgrade to kubo/sleeping cottage accommodation with mattress and mosquito net. Limited only, needs advancee reservation.

Transportation Notes

Since it is difficult for guests to arrange their own transportation from Puerto Princesa to Buliluyan port where all guests should ride the passenger boat, we are including the van transport in this package. We outsource the van and driver, and coordinate/mediate between guest and driver for the pick up.

NOTE: Loading and unloading of your bags in the van will be the passengers’ responsibility and our team will not be liable for any damages that may occur to the item during the land travel. Meanwhile during the island hopping, you can leave your luggages in the campsite, it is safe there, but make sure to always have your valuables such as phone, wallet, cameras, etc, with you. During drop off back to PPS, you are responsible to bring all your items with you and the driver will not be liable if you left any item inside the van.

Approximate Itinerary

This is a rough estimate only. It is highly subject to change due to weather, wind, wave condition. Don’t expect a perfect itinerary in Balabac. 

Click the day to see details!

Day 0Arrival in Puerto Princesa

Check in to your preferred hotel in PPS and take time to complete your things to bring such as insect repellent, some snacks for the long rides, etc.

Day 1Travel to Balabac, Island Hopping (B / L / D)

3am – Pick up from Puerto Princesa
6-6:30am – Breakfast
9:30-10am – Arrival at Buliluyan port. Register at Tourism Office. Board the Passenger boat
1030am – Departure from Buliluyan port
1130am – Arrival at Bancalaan port.
1145am – Departure from Bancalaan port
12noon – Arrival at Patawan Island, Lunch
2pm – Departure
3-4pm – Arrival at Campsite (time travel depends on wind strength and direction)

Day 2Island and Sandbar Hopping (B / L / D)

6am – Catch the sunrise by the beach
7am – Breakfast. Prepare for island hopping
8am onwards- Start of Balabac island/sandbar hopping with lunch on board/island
4pm – ETA campsite. Snacks. Free time
7pm – Dinner

Day 3Island and Sandbar Hopping (B / L / D)

6am – Catch the sunrise by the beach
7am – Breakfast. Prepare for island hopping
8am onwards- Start of Balabac island/sandbar hopping with lunch on board/island
4pm – ETA campsite. Snacks. Free time
7pm – Dinner

Day 4Relax at the Beach. Travel from Balabac back to Puerto Princesa (B / - / - )

6am – Catch the sunrise while relaxing by the beach. Breakfast and pack up (last meal)
9am – ETD for Buliluyan port
11am – ETA at Buliluyan. Ride van back to Puerto Princesa with stopover for lunch.
6pm – ETA to Puerto Princesa

Booking Process
  1. Check availability
    Confirm available slots of your preferred Balabac group tour schedule by chatting with us through our FB Page or Instagram. If we confirmed availability of slots to you days ago, you may have to check again if it’s still available. We are not responsible to refund you for sending payment for unavailable slots.
  2. Send your payment to reserve your slots
    Once availability is confirmed, kindly send either the full payment or the reservation deposit P2,000 per person through any of our payment methods.
    Note: The deposit (P2,000) is non-refundable.
  3. Update us that the payment was made.
    Send us a screenshot of the deposit slip via our FB Page or Instagram and indicate the following:

    Name of sender:
    Schedule desired:
    Method of payment:
    Amount sent:

  4. Full payment
    If you only paid the reservation fee, the remaining balance should be fully-paid 2 weeks before the tour date. Not paying on time will force us to open your slot to wait-listed joiners.
  5. Group Size

    Minimum of 6 people is required to push the Balabac Joiners trip at P15,000/person. If minimum is not met, the trip can still push at an adjusted rate below:

      • P15.5K/person if 5 people only (private van)
      • P16K/person if 4 people only (shared van)
      • For 3 pax below, we will reschedule or refund

    For Private tours, in the event that your group size has changed on the actual tour date, the price indicated in our price matrix will apply.

  6. Cancellation by the Guest
    If the Guest cancels the confirmed trip regardless of the reasons, the Guest agrees to pay cancellation fees as follows:
    • More than 14 days before the trip: Php 2000/person
    • 8-14 days before the trip: Php 7000/person
    • 0-7 days before the trip: 100% of the total price
  7. Cancellation by the Host
    We are forced to cancel trips if there is a severe weather warning announced by the authorities, and if the Coast Guard cancels tourist boat activities for any reason. The following scenarios shall apply:

          a. If the cancellation by coastguard was made before the scheduled trip, the guest has 2 options:
                   a.1. Rebook their trip to the next available tour dates, and pay a re-booking fee of 2000 per person.
                   a.2. Cancel their booking entirely and receive a refund of what was paid less than the 2000 per person non-refundable fee. This will be through GCash or Bank transfer for local guests, and Wise for international guests.

          b. If the cancellation by coastguard was made while guests are already in the campsite in Balabac, preventing them from doing island tours, no refunds will be issued.
         

  8. Force Majeure Policy

    The Host shall not be liable for any changes, cancellations, or delays caused by circumstances beyond our control, including but not limited to natural disasters, acts of God. government actions, or other unforeseen events

  9. Rebooking 
    If for any reason, the Guest wishes to rebook the confirmed trip to another schedule, inform the Host at least 14 days before the trip and pay a rebooking fee of P2,000/person.
  10. Refunds
    No refunds will be issued other than instances mentioned in Section 6 and 7. Refunds will not be issued if the Guest decides not to go despite Coast Guard permitting sea travel. Guests are advised to have a travel insurance that covers cancelled trips.
  11. Liability
    The Host shall not be held liable for any loss, damage, injury, or theft of personal belongings during the trip. Guests are advised to secure their valuables.
  12. Agreement
    By submitting the reservation deposit, the Guest acknowledges and agrees to abide by these terms and conditions. Please proceed with booking the tour only if you agree to the aforementioned terms.
    
Thank you.
Payment Methods

All payment transfers for our Balabac tours, whether local or abroad should be done in any of the following methods. 

Once ready to pay, kindy message us in FB messenger (this is where we monitor bookings) so we can send you the account details.

 

  • For Local Transfers
    • Over-the-counter and online bank/e-wallet transfers are accepted.
  • For International Transfers

Message us your preferred method so we can send you the recipient account details.

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122 Reviews
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Julie Le Stanc

Couple Traveller

Everything was amazing, so worth the trip to get there!! Everything was very well organized, always on time, campsite was great and the boat crew was so nice. Especially Dong thank you so much for everything. The islands especially Onok was an absolute dream… we were alone all the time everywhere which made the trip absolutely incredible.
I would recommend 100%!!

June 2, 2024

Harsey Villa

Group Traveller

One of my best and amazing trip!

(From Google)

May 29, 2024

Emmanuel Mendoza

Group Traveller

This trip by The Wander Walkers was very organized and well coordinated! The tour guide and the boat crew were very accommodating throughout the duration of our island hopping activity. We were well taken care for our meals. They have generous meal servings that are included in the package. We enjoyed all of our time during our trip.

I would also have to add that I found friends joining this tour. This was one of the best joiner tours I ever joined. On day one, everyone vibe with one another like we’ve known each other for years. I’am the only Fillipino but the international friends made me feel like I belong to the group! No awkwardness. We had a lot of fun. We really enjoyed our time!

Coming from a busy city life, we had the best real island life experience. We were refreshed and recharged.

The place is just beautiful like in a movie. The place is one of those that you will have to comeback over and over again.
I will book my Balabac tour with The Wander Walkers again.

May 28, 2024

Princess Villegas

Couple Traveller

We had so much fun in Balabac. Amazing view, and great experience. So far the best beach I’ve been to. The staffs and team were very helpful and driver always on time. Thank you

May 27, 2024

Sarah Meftahi

Solo Traveller

Well…this was probably the most Amazing of my trip in the Philippines (maybe of my life?)
First of all, the communication with the team on Messenger was really smooth. Booking process easy and smooth as well.
Then the trip started and every step was easy and very professional.
The crew WE had on the boat was truly Amazing. Really nice guys, Always here to help us for everything, very professional (salamat po Marc and the other guys).
The camp is really confortable with a very nice common area with water, coffee and tea.
The tent on the beach was Amazing, you still with the sound of the waves which makes you forget about the heat in it.
The food was Always tasty and there were a lot AT every meal!
WE were 10 on a boat and it was not crowded AT all, WE had plenty of Space for everyone.
Finally the spots were insanely gorgeous and clearly beyond my expectations. You Always have plenty of Time to enjoy because you go AT one place per day which makes the experience Amazing.

I recommend 100% The Wander Walkers that made my Balabac trip awesome.
I wish they would offer longer trip because I would have loves to stay 2 or 3 more days!

Salamat Po to everyone!

May 24, 2024
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