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island hopping -- how many islands can we cover in one day?

by ayn_g Online Now Apr 20, 2009 at 1:51 AM

We'll be traveling to Caramoan in June and we'll be staying there only for two nights. Is it possible to cover all of these islands/destinations in a day: Matukad island, Lahos Island, Honogan Bay,Goto, Haponan Island
Manlawi Island,Ginahuan Lighthouse, Cotivas Island, Sabitanlaya island? We're planning to start our island hopping tour as early as 7am.

Also, is it possible to ask the boatman to cook our lunch, say we buy fish before the island hopping and have it grilled on one of the islands? Or we have to bring packed lunch?

Which is the better takeoff point for the island hopping -- Paniman bay or Bikal?

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    Re: island hopping -- how many islands can we cover in one day?

    by grrrrl Online Now Apr 22, 2009 at 6:37 PM

    If you really want to go to all the islands you mentioned, it would be better to do it in 2 days. First day, you go to the nearby islands, like Matukad, Gota, etc. Second day, you go to the islands farther away, like Manlawi, Cotivas, Our Lady of Peace, etc. That would be an all-day island-hopping activity.

    May I suggest also that you start at 6 or 6:30AM, especially if you're going there in the summer. The boats have a hard time going to some of the islands when it's low tide. The tide usually recedes by 11AM-12NN. You couldn't go anywhere by then. You will have to wait for high tide at 1:30PM.

    It's much fun to cook your food at the islands. But then you will have to buy fresh meat from the market the day before or very early in the morning of your trip. Just ask your boatmen first if they could cook for you. They're usually more than willing to oblige. Of course, don't forget to share your food with them.

    I think the best jump off point would be at Paniman Beach.

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    Re: island hopping -- how many islands can we cover in one day?

    by ayn_g Online Now Apr 22, 2009 at 8:44 PM

    thanks a lot, grrrl.

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