Over 22 islands easily navigated by kayak. Almost all are uninhabited with deserted beaches scattered around the shoreline. Many are flanked by majestic limestone cliffs and occasionally hidden lagoons and caves cut into some of these cliffs, best reached by the peaceful dipping of a kayak paddle. For a real treat, try a full moon or sunset tour.
Nothing compares to the peace and serenity experienced by diving down a few meters to the silent world of coral and sea life. The spectacular coral formations and kaleidascope colors of the resident fish will intrigue you for hours in the warm tropical waters.
Our kayaks are fiberglass, streamlined sea-kayaks equipped with rudders and custom-made here in the Philippines by Bugsai Kayaks. Most are open-deck style for better stability in rough water, but if you prefer, 1 boat has a traditional closed deck and spray skirt.
El Nido is great a great place to stay and play, but the surrounding islands offer another world of travel opportunities. If you'd like to incorporate island-hopping tours or trips to Coron and Puerta Princesa into your El Nido visit, we have you covered! We are established booking agents, and can set those up once you arrive, or even reserve spots before you get here.
Your guide, Gord Mclaughlin (El Gordo) has travelled to over 20 countries on 6 continents, searching for a place to call home. After having enough of the lengthly cold winters of his native home in Canada, he's taken up permanent residence in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.
El Gordo has been an outdoors and sports enthusiast all his life and now wants to share his passion for the great outdoors. He is an accomplished triathlete, winning an age group silver medal for Canada at two world championships: Cancun, Mexico in 2002 and Beijing, China in 2011.
He is a qualified Personal Fitness Trainer and has worked with beginner to advanced fitness enthusiasts for more than 25 years.
Gord spent over a year exploring and mapping out kayaking routes in the El Nido and Northern Palawan areas, and has spent countless hours under the sea with mask and snorkel, looking for the best areas for viewing coral and sea life. In addition to guiding some of the tours himself, Gord has personally trained a small group of local guides to lead his tours. They are English-speaking Filipinos and licensed tour guides. All are very competent in kayaks and will ensure guests have a safe and enjoyable time on the water.
Gord has worked as an English language instructor for 10 years in East Asia, so don't worry if you're not a fluent English speaker; Gord is an expert at communicating with people with limited English speaking skills.