How to get from El Nido to Coron by boat.
A great onward destination and full of WWII ship wrecks Coron is an excellent add-on to your El Nido trip. There are several companies now running ferries and boats between the two islands.
Check out our Coron guide here.
There are a few ways to get between El Nido and Coron. One of the cheapest and most popular is by boat. What used to be a really long trip fraught with danger has now become a much easier affair. Especially now the fast ferry is running and can get you there in under 4 hours!.
Unless you are really trying to save money we suggest getting the fast ferry.
|Slow Ferry||Fast Ferry|
|Description||Large outrigger boats that depart El Nido every morning.||A faster boat that departs El Nido every morning|
|Boat Names||Bunso and Jessabel||Montenegro Lines|
|Departure||Leaves El Nido: ~7:30 – 8:30 am||Leaves El Nido: 6 am|
|Return||Leaves Coron: 7:30 – 8:30 am||Leaves Coron: 12 pm|
|Duration||5 – 9 hours||3 1/2 hours|
|Capacity||70 – 80 passengers||110 passengers|
|Price||1,400 Pesos||1,760 Pesos|
6.00 am Boarding time
they can also be booked at the Art Cafe here.
Bunso 1,2,3 and 4 (4 is the slowest one)
8:00 am boarding, 8:30 am departure
Booking office downtown Coron/El Nido
MBCA Jessabel 2
7:30 am Departure
Smart: 0918-967-6837 / 0918-967-6838
One last option is to travel to the town of San Fernando (also known as Dipnay) from here there is a ferry running every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The great thing about this one is that it normally makes a stop at Linapacan. Another beautiful island chain which is supposed to have the clearest waters in the Philippines!
9.00 am Departure Mondays, Wednesday, Friday (dependant on weather)